Varvara Tsabali-Trikolidi

Soloist, Soprano
She was born in Piraeus in 1946. She studied at the Conservatory of the Peiraikos Syndesmos with Koula Katsimanti, graduating with honors and 1st Prize (1970). She continued her studies at the Vienna Music Academy on a "Maria Callas" scholarship of the Friend of Music Association (1969). She is a graduate of the Stuttgart Music Preparatory Educational System and holder of an Economics degree from the Athens Univeristy of Economics and Business. For over a decade, she was on staff of several German opera houses, while at the same time she was called in to sing in Belgium, France and the Netherlands, as well as in opera houses in Eastern Europe and in Istanbul. She collaborated with European radio stations and recorded several albums. She has sung in European and Greek festivals (Athens Festival, Dimtiria Festival). She collaborated with the state orchestras of Athens and Thessaloniki, the orchestra of ERT and the Athens Concert Hall. She worked with prominent conductors (Leopold Hager, Angelo Cavallaro, etc.) and sang next to leading soloists (Paschalis, Dimitrova, Serra, Ghiuselev, etc.). She teaches solo singing at the New Conservatory (Neo Odeio) in Thessaloniki. During the years 1975-1999, she cooperated with the GNO in 31 productions and/or revivals. She interpreted leading soprano roles in 15 operas, including: Adriana Lecouvreur, Leonora (Il trovatore), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Vitellia (La Clemenza di Tito), Electra (The Return / O gyrismos by Kounadis), Santuzza (Cavalleria rusticana), Fenena (Nabucco), The Knight of the Rose (Der Rosenkavalier), Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, etc. She also sang in the operettas Die Fledermaus and Die lustige Witwe. She has interpreted several roles in Thessaloniki, including, among others, roles in the operas Sister Beatrix by Mitropoulos, Sunrise [Anatoli] by Kalomiris, etc.