RETURNMaria Mitsopoulou

Maria Mitsopoulou

Soloist, Soprano
She was born in Athens and studied singing at the Hellenic Conservatory of Music and Arts with Yolanda Di Tasso and at the Synchronon (Modern) Conservatoire with Giorgos Zervanos. She won a scholarship from the Maria Callas Foundation (1993) and continued her studies at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna) and in Italy (Genoa, Milan). Later on, she attended song seminars with Ileana Cotrubas, Magda Olivero, Renata Scotto, Leyla Genser, etc. She has collaborated with the Athens and Thessaloniki Concert Halls, the Athens State Orchestra, the Athens Camerata, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the Orchestra of Colours. Outside of Greece, Maria Mitsopoulou has appeared in roles and dconcerts in Lima (Peru), Parma, Turin, London, and Catania. Her repertory includes operas from the 17th and 18th century to contemporary works. She has taken part in recordings of lyrical works and oratorios. She has won First Prize and the Special Verdi Prize in the Vincenzo Bellini international Competition (Catania 2001). In 2007, she sang with the Athens Camerata in Beijing as part of the Cultural Year of Greece in China. Mitsopoulou began her career in the GNO at the age of 21, even before completing her studies. She belongs to the permanent staff of the Greek National Opera. From 1990 till today she has interpreted numerous roles such as Titika (The Apaches of Athens), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Nanetta (Falstaff), First Bird (The Shadowy Waters), Frasquita (Carmen), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Olga Sukarov (Fedora), Sandrina (La finta giardiniera), Gilda (Rigoletto), Anna Glavari (Die lustige Witwe), Cicia Bongomani (The Cretan Girl) etc. // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of productions below is continually updated.