Nausika Voutira-Galanou-Kyriakopoulou

Soloist, Soprano
She was born in Athens in 1908. She studied at the National Conservatory under Nina Foka (diploma in 1930). She debuted as a soloist in the opera The Master Builder [O Protomastoras] (Olympia Theatre, 1930). At the beginning of her career, she has interpreted, apart from works of the international repertoire, roles in operas by Manolis Kalomiris (The Mother’s Ring/To dachtilidi tis manas – 1928, 1931), etc. Under the Kasimatis Scholarship, she studied in Paris and Vienna, where she had met Walter Pfeffer. In the 1930s she sang in the Vienna and Prague Radio Stations (1935) and appeared at a concert with the Philharmonic of Bucharest (1938). She excelled especially in German repertory and operettas. She was a member of the GNO since its establishment, starring in the opening production of Die Fledermaus. During 1940-1957 she sang in seven operas and six operettas, and in a total of 40 productions and/or revivals. She appeared in the works Madama Butterfly, Boccaccio, Das Land des Lächelns, Gianni Schicchi, Die lustige Witwe, Eine Nacht in Venedig, Gräfin Mariza, Tosca, The Cretan Girl [I kritikopoula] by Spiro Samara, Les contes d’Hoffmann, The Bird Seller/Der Vogelhändler, Fedora, Der fliegende Holländer, Le nozze di Figaro. She sang in the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in the productions of Elektra (1942), The Master Builder (1943/44, 1950/51) and Iphigenia in Tauris/Iphigénie en Tauride (1945/56, 1950/51). She has given recitals in Paris (1947-1958) and sang in America (Iphigenia in Tauris, etc.). Since 1962 she became a professor of singing at the National Conservatory. She died in Athens in 1982. The Greek Cultural Office has released a record with her selected recordings, while a complete presentation of her recorded repertoire was released in twelve audio cassettes. // Last update of the biography: July 2022 - The list of productions below is continually updated.