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 (La belle Hélène by Offenbach) with the Thessaloniki Chamber Opera (1992), and as Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Cherubino (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 Die Frau ohne Schatten, Elektra, The Return of Helen [I epistrofi tis Elenis] by Thanos Mikroutsikos (1999), Carmen, La traviata, 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 (Così fan tutte). During 1997/2004 she appeared in the GNO productions Eugene Onegin (as Olga), Die Zauberflöte, The Shadowy Waters [Ta ksotika nera] by Kalomiris, Carmen, Il tabarro, La vie parisienne, Cavalleria rusticana, Il matrimonio segreto, Les contes d’Hoffmann and La Gioconda. // Last update of the biography: March 2018 - The list of the productions below is complete.