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Kiki Morfoniou-Komisopoulou

Soloist, Mezzo-Soprano
She was born in Athens in 1936. She studied piano with Fofi Vafeiadou and singing with Irene Skepers at the National Conservatory. She graduated in 1956 and was awarded the 1st prize along with a certificate of excellence. She continued studying for three years in Milan, on a state scholarship, next to principal musicians Antonio Tonini and Antonio Narducci. In 1958 she was hired as a chorister at the Greek National Opera and in 1959 she signed a permanent soloist contract. Between 1958 and 1978 she interpreted key mezzo-soprano roles in 40 operas in 93 productions or revivals: Faust, Carmen, The Mother’s Ring [To dahtylidi tis manas], Il barbiere di Siviglia, Il trovatore, La Gioconda, etc. She participated in the Greek National Opera premieres of the following works: Dialogues des carmelites, Nabucco, Kassiane, The Khovansky Affair [Khovanshchina], Medea, Bluebeard’s Castle [A kékszakállú herceg vára], Falstaff, Dido and Aeneas, Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, Il incoronazione di Poppea, Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Don Quixote, Kostas Karyotakis, etc. She performed at the Epidaurus Festival next to Maria Callas, as as Adalgisa in Norma (1960) and Neris in Medea (1961). She performed at the following festivals: Musical July in Trapani, Sicily, Spoleto, Athens, Corfu, Heraklion and Dimitria Festival in Thessaloniki. She collaborated with the Athens State Orchestra, the Thessaloniki State Orchestra and the Hellenic Radio and Television Symphonic Orchestra, as well as the Brussels and Cologne Radio Orchestras. Since 1974 she taught at the Athens Conservatory. She was awarded the Maria Callas prize. She recorded works of Greek composers (Kalomiris, Theodorakis, Hatziapostolou). // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of productions below is continually updated.