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Ιοulia Troussa

Soloist, Soprano
She was born in Volos. She studied singing under Marika Kalfopoulou at the Athens Conservatoire, graduating with honors and first prize. Supported by a scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation, she continued her studies at the Vienna Music Academy under Joseph Witt (opera) and Eric Werba (lead). She made her debut in cities in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, interpreting oratoria, lead and opera roles. She cooperated with major orchestras and opera theaters in the USA. During 1976-99 she was a GNO soloist. She appeared in 45 productions and/or revivals, interpreting leading roles in at least 20 operas, such as: Tatiana [Eugene Onegin], Thais [Thaïs], Amelia [A masked ball/Un ballo in maschera], Elvira [Ernani], Donna Elvira and Donna Anna [Don Giovanni], Suzanna and Barbarina [The marriage of Figaro/Le nozze di Figaro], Pamina [The magic flute /Die Zauberflöte], Antonia [The tales of Hoffmann/Les contes d’Hoffmann], Rea [Rea], Neda [Pagliacci], Violetta [La traviata], Mimi [La bohème], Margarita [Faust], Cio-Cio-San [Madama Butterfly], Fiordiligi [Thus do they all/Così fan tutte], Manon Lescaut [Manon Lescaut], Desdemona [Otello] etc. Further to her collaboration with the GNO, she has also appeared as Liù [Τουραντότ/Turandot], Liza [The queen of spades/Pique dame], Micaella [Carmen] etc. She has collaborated with orchestras and institutions such as the State Orchestra of Athens, the State Orchestra of Thessaloniki, the Chamber Orchestra of Athens, the Hellenic Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Athens Concert Hall and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. She has given many recitals singing leads and Greek composers songs. She recorded the opera Rea (Samaras). She teaches at the Athens Conservatoire and the Municipal Conservatory of Volos. In 2000 she was awarded the Grand Music Prize by the Association of Greek Theater and Music Critics. // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of productions below is continually updated.