RETURNAnna Maragaki

Anna Maragaki

Soloist, Mezzo-Soprano
She studied voice in the Greek National Conservatory under Gogo Georgilopoulou graduating with a diploma in 1957. She continued her studies abroad. From 1958 until 1993 she participated in approximately 40 GNO productions and/or revivals. She interpreted leading and supporting mezzo-soprano and contralto roles in 21 operas, such as: Fyodor [Boris Godunov], Suzuki [Madama Butterfly], Pastore [Tosca], Giannetta [The elixir of love/L’elisir d’amore], Ulrica [A masked ball/Un ballo in maschera], Preziosilla [The Power of Fate/La forza del destino], Maddalena [Rigoletto], Lola [Rustic Chivalry/Cavalleria rusticana], Amneris [Aida], Azucena [The troubadour/Il trovatore], Bersi [Andrea Chénier] and Mrs Quickly [Falstaff]. In GNO productions stages at the Herodeion as part of the Athens Festival, she appeared as: Fenena [Nabucco] (1960) and as Marthe Schwerlein [Faust] (1963), while she also appeared at the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus as Seconda Ancella [Medea] alongside Maria Callas (1961). She participated in the GNO premieres of the works: Dialogues of the Carmelites [Dialogues des Carmelites] (as Mother Jeanne), Khovanshchina [The Khovansky Affair] (as Marfa), Moses in Egypt [Moisè in Egitto] (as Maria), Werther (as Charlotte), Prince Igor (as Konchakovna), Queen of Spades [Pique Dame] (as Countess and Polina), and Maria Golovin (as Mother). She has also sung in Austria, Germany and Holland, and has been a member of the State Theater and Opera House of Wiesbaden. In 1983, she sang Handel’s oratorio Messiah, at the Forest Theater of Thessaloniki (Theatro Dasous) under the baton of Alkis Baltas. // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of productions below is continually updated.