RETURN

Eleni Liona

Soloist, Mezzo-Soprano
She was born in Kozani. She studied voice at the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki under Barbara Tsampali-Trikolidi, graduating with a diploma in 1988. Afterwards, she took lessons from Eleni Caruso and attended seminars of important artists such as Kostas Paskalis, Vassilis Nikolaidis, Gabriella Ravazzi, Antonios Kontogeorgiou, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Despina Kalafati. She first appeared as Orestes [The Beautiful Helen/La belle Hélène by Offenbach] with the Thessaloniki Chamber Opera (1992), and as Dido [Dido and Aeneas], Cherubino [The Marriage of Figaro/Le nozze di Figaro] and Hermia [A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Britten]. She sang in productions of the Athens and Thessaloniki Concert Halls, as The Woman without a Shadow [Die Frau ohne Schatten], Elektra, The Return of Helen [I epistrofi tis Elenis] by Thanos Mikroutsikos (1999), Carmen [Carmen], Traviata [The Fallen Woman/La traviata], Cavalleria Rusticana [Rustic Chivalry/Cavalleria Rusticana]. She sang in the operetta by Sakellaridis The Daughter of the Storm [I kori tis kategidos] (2011, Athens Festival). She collaborated with the National Orchestras of Athens and Thessaloniki, the Orchestra of Colors, the Municipal Orchestra of Thessaloniki. She teaches at the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki, the National Conservatory and the Conservatory “Anagennisi” of Athens. She participated in the recordings of the works Kyra Frosini by Karrer (LYRA, 1999) and The Return of Helen by Thanos Mikroutsikos (EMI, 1999). In 1996 she collaborated for the first time with the GNO Opera Studio as Dorabella [Thus Do They All/Così fan tutte]. During 1997/2004 she appeared in the GNO productions Eugene Onegin (as Olga), The Magic Flute [Die Zauberflöte], The Shadowy Waters [Ta ksotika nera] by Kalomiris, Carmen, The Cloak [Il tabarro], Parisian Life [La vie parisienne], Rustic Chivalry [Cavalleria Rusticana] The Secret Marriage [Il matrimonio segreto], The Tales of Hoffmann [Les contes d’Hoffmann] and La Gioconda.