Lina Tengeri

Soloist, Mezzo-Soprano
She was born in Tyrnavos, Thessaly. She studied at the Athens National Conservatory under Antonis Kalaitzaki, graduating with honors, first prize and an outstanding performance award (1977). Subsequently, she studied on a scholarship at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, under conductor and composer Ettore Cabogalliani and, later, in Treviso under Marcello del Monaco (Italy). She sang operas, gave recitals in many European countries and, while in Greece, she collaborated with the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) and the State Orchestra of Thessaloniki and starred in five lyrical dramas at the Heracleia Festival 1986. She also appeared in concerts of ecclesiastical vocal music works, such as the Nelson Mass. In 1996, she appeared as Clytemnestra in Theodorakis’s Electra (Herodeion). She recorded solo recitals for the 1st and 2nd Prorgam of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT). From 1979 to 1999 she worked with the GNO in approximately 35 productions and/or revivals, performing in 18 operas and one operetta. She interpreted leading and supporting mezzo-soprano roles, such as: Azucena [The troubadour/Il trovatore], Charlotte [Werther], Flora Bervoix [The fallen woman/La traviata], Nancy [Albert Herring], Hansel [Hansel and Gretel/Hänsel und Gretel], Ulrica [A masked ball/Un ballo in maschera], Annio [The clemency of Titus/La clemenza di Tito], Fenena [Nabucco], Meg Page [Falstaff], Maddalena [Rigoletto], Prince Orlofsky [The bat/Die fledermaus], Dulcinea [Massenet Don Quixote], Lola [Rustic Chivalry/Cavalleria rusticana], etc. She worked on the project of digitizing the GNO Archive (NSRF) and the GNO Directorate of Development. She works with the Athens Concert Hall and teaches at the Hellenic Conservatory and the Athens Conservatory. // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of productions below is continually updated.