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Sophia Moutsiou

GNO Chorus Member, Soloist
She was born in Kalamata in 1932. She studied at the Hellenic Conservatory under of Anna Sarantidou, graduating in 1953. She participated in Athens University concerts and gave recitals in Greece and abroad alongside her siblings George Moutsios (baritone) and Maria Moutsiou (soprano). She was hired by the GNO as a chorister in 1954 and during her long cooperation up to 1987, she sang in starring and minor roles in 26 operas, nine operettas and a musical in more than 100 productions and/or revivals. She sang, inter alia, the following roles: Fenena, [Nabucco], Frasquita and Mercédès [Carmen], Berta [The barber of Seville/Il barbiere di Siviglia], Marthe [Faust] (Odeon of Herodes Atticus), Flora [The fallen woman/La traviata], Giovanna [Rigoletto], Suzuki and Kate Pinkerton [Madama Butterfly], Larina [Eugene Onegin], Fyodor and Kseniya (or Xenia) [Boris Godunov] (Odeon of Herodes Atticus) Preziosilla [The power of fate/La forza del destino], Priestess [Aida], Lucia [Rural Chivalry/Cavalleria rusticana], Shepherd [Tosca], Boy [The magic flute/Die zauberflöte], etc. She has also sung in the lyric works Apaches of Athens [Oi apahides ton Athinon], Sister Angelica [Suor Angelica], Tsar and Carpenter [Zar und zimmermann], Macbeth, Andrea Chénier.