RETURNMyrtò Papatanasiu

Myrtò Papatanasiu

Soloist, Soprano
She was born in Larissa, where she began singing in a children’s choir. She studied piano and music theory. She is a graduate of the Aristotle University (School of Music Studies) and the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki (solo singing). She won the Alexandra Trianti scholarship, on which she completed her studies under Roberto Coviello in Milan. She debuted as a soloist in Monteverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (1997, Thessaloniki European Capital of Culture). She sang leading roles in major concert halls and opera houses, such as Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Rome, Zurich, Amsterdam, Genoa, Monte-Carlo, Antwerp, Bologna, Lucerne, Cagliari, Montreal, Brussels, Tokyo, Sydney, New York, etc. Her repertoire ranges from Baroque to verismo (realism) operas: Handel, Gluck, Mozart, Rossini, Verdi and Puccini. She collaborated with renowned conductors such as Claudio Abbado and Alberto Zedda, as well as with major directors, including Franco Zeffirelli, Robert Carsen, Pier Luigi Pizzi, David MacVicar, Stefan Herheim, etc. She has sung the roles of Alcina (Alcina), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) at the Opéra Garnier, Violetta (La traviata) at the Wiener Staatsoper etc. Her performance as Violetta in Dallas earned her the Maria Callas Award for Best New Artist (2012). She participated in recordings of the operas Don Giovanni, Il Turco in Italia, Semiramide, Rusalka, etc. A number of her starring performances have also been audio-visually recorded on DVD: Don Giovanni (Unitel-Classica), Rusalka (Euroarts), The Turk in Italy (Art Haus). She has collaborated with the GNO in such roles as Sandrina (La finta gardiniera), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) etc. // Last update of the biography: December 2015.