Ileana Konstandinou

Soloist, Soprano
She was born in Athens in 1945. She started music studies at the age of five at the Athens Conservatory. She completed his singing studies next to Maria Constantinou at the National Conservatory, graduating with honors and 1st prize. On a scholarship by the Italian Government she had postgraduate studies for two and a half years next to Elvira de Hidalgo in Milan. During the period 1965 - 1994 she was a resident soprano of the GNO and appeared in about 75 productions and/or revivals, 26 operas, three operettas and in the Byzantine oratorio Agios Pavlos by Petros Petridis. She sang leading and principal tenor roles, such as: Mimì (La Bohéme), Echo (Ariadne on Naxos/Ariadne auf Naxos), Louisa (Betrothal in a Monastery), Elvira (Love for three oranges), Fiordiligi (Thus do all/Così fan tutte), Senta (The Flying Dutchman/Der fliegende Holländer), Mikaela (Carmen), First and Second Lady (The magic flute/Die Zauberflöte), Eurydice (Orpheus and Eurydice/Orfeo ed Eurydice), Clorinda (Cinderella/La cenerentola), Drusilla (The coronation of Poppaea/L' incoronazione di Poppea), Ines and Leonora (The Troubadour/Il Trovatore), Lisa (The Sleepwalker/La sonnambula), Leonore (Fidelio), Mother (The Prisoner/Il Prigioniero) etc. She also starred in the world premiere of Andreas Nezeritisa' opera Iro and Leandro (1970/71) and sang in the Greek operas The Mother's Ring (Lady) and Constantine Palaiologos (Kalogeras) by Kalomiris, Kassiani by Sklavos. She died in Athens, after an accident, on 13/6/2000. // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of productions below is continually updated.