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Tasso Yolanda Di

Soloist, Mezzo-Soprano
She was born in Athens in 1936. She studied voice under Kimon Triantafyllou at the Athens Conservatory and then trained at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome. She subsequently excelled in the international competitions “Fabriano” and “Vercelli” and debuted at the Cairo Opera House in the operas Aida and The Troubadour [Il trovatore]. She sang in major operas in Italy, the highlights being her appearance in Teatro San Carlo Naples, Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania and La Scala of Milan (for two consecutive seasons), as well as in Holland, Denmark, France, Germany, Peru, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Mexico. She has appeared repeatedly at the Israeli Opera. In 1985 she collaborated with the Bulgarian Radio chorus and orchestra for the recording Cassandra by Yorgos Sicilianos. She taught singing and melodrama at the Hellenic Conservatory. She collaborated with the GNO during the years 1964-1994, participating in 100 productions and/or revivals of 38 works, interpreting leading and supporting roles, such as: Carmen [Carmen], Charlotte [Werther], Orlofsky [The Bat/Die Fledermaus], Azucena [The Troubadour/Il trovatore], Rosina [The Barber of Seville/Il barbiere di Siviglia], Giovanna Seymour [Anna Bolena], Preziosilla [The Power of Fate/ La forza del destino], Isabella [The Italian Girl in Algiers/L'italiana in Algeri], Dorabella [Thus Do They All/Così fan tutte], Santuzza [Rustic Chivalry/Cavalleria rusticana], Baba the Turk [The Rake’s Progress], Princess Eboli [Don Carlo], Maddalena [Rigoletto], Laura [Gioconda], Mrs. Page [Falstaff], Amneris [Aida], etc. She also interpreted 20th century works as well as works by Greek composers in their first presentations. She taught voice at the Hellenic Conservatory.