Maria Moraitou

Soloist, Soprano
She was born in 1928. She studied at the Greek National Conservatoire under Maggie Karatzas, graduating in 1949. On a state scholarship, she continued her studies in Italy, where she also made her debut on stage. In 1951 she was hired by the GNO, initially as soloist and almost immediately she began to sing soloist roles. She worked with the GNO for 12 years, from 1952 to 1964. She sang leading roles in 12 operas and two operettas, in 21 productions and/or revivals, including: the title role in Kassiani, Cho-Cho-San [Madama Butterfly], Donna Anna [Don Giovanni], Liza [The Queen of Spades/Pique Dame] Micaëla [Carmen], Elvira [Ernani], Natalia [The Martyr/La Martire], Marina Mniszech [Boris Godunov], Yaroslavna [Prince Igor], Fritsi [The godson/O vaftistikos] and Klairchen [Friederike]. She participated in the GNO premiers of Dialogues of the Carmelites [Dialogues des carmélites], Ernani, The martyr, The queen of spades, Don Giovanni, The Khovansky Affair [Khovanshchina], Kassiani and Prince Igor. She died in Athens in 1988.