Eleni Stamidou

Soloist, Soprano
She was born in Athens. She studied singing at the Athens Conservatoire under Kiki Morfoniou, graduating with honors and distinction. She continued her studies under Fragiskos Voutsinos, Costas Paschalis, Barbara Gavakou, Roberto Coviello (Milan) and Barbara Bonney (Salzburg). At the same time, she studied economics at the University of Athens. She has collaborated with the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) Orchestra and the City of Athens Orchestra. In 1999 she sang the roles of Hippolyta and Tytania in Midsummer Night's Dream, by Dimitris Papadimitriou (National Theater, 1999), and Singer in The imaginary invalid [Le Malade imaginaire] by Molière (National Theater of Northern Greece). She was chosen by choreographer Maria Chors as priestess in the Olympic Flame lighting ceremony for two consecutive Olympiads. Her collaboration with the GNO began in 1995. She has performed the roles: Fiordiligi [Thus do they all/Cosi fan tutte], Papageno [The magic flute/Die Zauberflöte], Polly [The Threepenny Opera/Die Dreigroschenoper], Katherina and Lilly [Kiss me, Kate]. She also participated in the productions: Don Giovanni, Cinderella [La Cenerentola], The Italian Straw Hat [Un capello di paglia di Firenze], Rhea, Carmen, The merry widow [Die lustige Witwe]. As a key member of the GNO’s New Stage since 2000, she has starred in the productions: Apaches of Athens [Oi apahides ton Athinon], The flower of the East [Il fiore di Levante], The neighborhood girl [To koritsi tis geitonias], Secretary general [O genikos grammateas], The godson [O vaftistikos], Christina and Remember those years [Thymisou ta chronia ekeina].