RETURNMarita Paparizou

Marita Paparizou

Soloist, Mezzo-Soprano
She was born in Volos and studied at the Orfeio Conservatory in Athens. She won the Alexandra Triantis scholarship (1998), on which she studied in Milan under Roberto Koviello. She also studied French opera in Paris under Janine Rice. She made her debut in Genoa as Onaro in the first modern revival of Nicolo Porpora's opera Arianna in Nasso (1999). She sang roles in opera houses in Greece, Italy, Monte Carlo, Great Britain and France. She collaborated with the orchestras Oxford Philomusica, Philharmonia Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London and La Scala Chamber Orchestra. Sha has sung the roles: Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Orlando (Orlando furioso), Circe (Telemaco), Isabella (L 'Italiana in Algeri), Arsace (Semiramide), Tauride (Arianna in Creta), etc. She also sings in works of religious music, including Verdi’s Requiem, Mozart's Great Mass in C minor [Messe in c-moll], Bruckner’s Te Deum, Rossini and Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater, Haydn’s Masses, etc. She recorded the work El amor brujo (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, ERT]) and the opera Ariadne in Crete, conducted by George Petrou (MDG, won the CHOC award). She also recorded the solo album “Vivaldi ma non solo”. She has been collaborating with the GNO since 2001, singing mezzo-soprano roles, such as Amestris (Serse), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Third Lady (Die zauberflöte), Fenena (Nabucco) and Carmen. She participated in the GNO premiers of Orlando Furioso as Orlando (2002/03); Rusalka as Ježibaba and Foreign princess (2008/09); and, Le comte Ory as Isolier (2007/08). // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of the productions below is continually updated.