RETURNMaria Moutsiou

Maria Moutsiou

Soloist, Soprano
She was born in Athens in 1935. She studied voice and music theory under Alecos Kontis at the Hellenic Conservatory, graduating in 1955. She studied classical dance at the Ellen Tsoukalas School of Dance and is a graduate of the National Theater Drama School. She appeared at the Athens Festival, singing in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Philharmonia Hungarica, under the baton of Miltiades Caridis. She has collaborated with Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) and for many years sang and conducted vocal ensembles in the Cathedral of St. Dionysius the Areopagite, Athens. As an actor she participated in performances of the National Theater, the Elefthero (Free) Theater and the Lambeti-Horn troupe at Kentriko (Central) Theater. She also appeared in Sofia, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Krakow, Brno, as well as in Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater, etc. She participated in recording of the LPs “Love Songs” and “Operettas by Theophrastos Sakellaridis.” Between 1956 and 1988 she was a key staff member of the GNO. She sang in starring and secondary roles in 27 operas, 15 operettas and two musicals in about 120 productions and/or revivals. She sang, inter alia, the following roles: Papageno [The magic flute/Die Zauberflöte], Violetta Valéry [The fallen woman/La Traviata], Manon Lescaut [Manon], Rosina and Berta [The barber of Seville/Il barbiere di Siviglia], Musetta and Mimì [La bohème], Cho-Cho-San [Madama Butterfly], Zerlina [Don Giovanni], Despina [Thus do they all/Così fan tutte], Giovanna and Countess Ceprano [Rigoletto], Susanna and Barbarina [The marriage of Figaro/Le nozze di Figaro], Tatyana [Eugene Onegin], Erofyli [The mother's ring/To dachtilidi tis manas], Fyodor [Boris Godunov] (Odeon of Herodes Atticus). She is the sister of baritone George Moutsios and mezzo-soprano Sophia Moutsiou. // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of productions below is continually updated.