RETURNAlexia Voulgaridou

Alexia Voulgaridou

She was born in Kavala. She studied piano at the Municipal Conservatory of Kavala under Athanasios Vassiliadis. Along with her studies at the Athens Law School she studied piano, singing and theory at the National Conservatory of Athens. In 1992 she began lessons under Daphne Evangelatou at the University of Music in Munich, graduating with a Master’s degree and distinction. She has been a member of the Opera Studio of the Bavarian State Opera and a prominent member of the National Theater Mannheim. She debuted in Munich as Susanna [The Marriage of Figaro/Le nozze di Figaro] under Sir Colin Davis. She participated as a soloist in the world premiere of the musical theater project Macht Masse Mensch (Power Crowds Man) by Sandeep Bhagwati. She launched an international career at the Bregenz Festival as Mimi (La Bohème) opposite tenor Rolando Villazón, a role she also sang in Geneva, Ancona, Luxembourg, Tenerife, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin and at the Puccini Festival in Klagenfurt. She has sung Violetta [La Traviata/The Fallen Woman] in Bordeaux, Hanover, Athens and Kassel, the title role in Anna Bolena (Torino), Desdemona [Othello/Otello] in Hamburg, the title role in Manon Lescaut (Seville, La Scala Milan), Margarita [Faust] (in Rome, Basel, the Ravenna Festival), Adina [The Elixir of Love/L’elisir d’amore], the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor, Pamina [The Magic Flute/Die Zauberflöte], etc. She has collaborated with conductors such as Riccardo Muti (Mephistopheles/Mefistofele, Verdi’s Requiem), Zubin Mehta (Turandot), Lorin Maazel (Carmen), Gustavo Dudamel, etc. She has recorded/videotaped the operas The clemency of Titus [La clemenza di Tito], The swallow [La rondine] and Dialogues of the Carmelites [Dialogues des carmelites]. She has appeared at the GNO as Pamina (2000/01), Violetta (2001/02), Margarita (Athens Concert Hall, 2011/12) and Desdemona (Odeon Herod Atticus, 2013/14).