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Lydia Zervanou

Soloist, Soprano
She was born in Athens. She had piano, cello and, later, singing lessons from an early age. As a cello player she collaborated with with numerous professional ensembles in Greece and abroad. She started singing lessons with her father, George Zervanos, and continues until today with her mother, Martha Arapis. He graduated with distinction from the Crane School of Music at SUNY (State State University at New York at Potsdam, USA) having studied with J. Pearon (singing) and M. Wexler (violoncello) She also studied violoncello with Marina Kislitsina at the Classical and Modern Music Conservatory and at the Musical Horizons Conservatory . Her studies have been supported by merit-based scholarships from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation and the Onassis Foundation. She has performed as a soloist with the Crane Opera Ensemble (Potsdam, New York, USA) and with the Orchestra of the Athens University . She has given recitals in Athens and America. In 2012 she sang the role of as Elpida (Aida) in the premiere of the opera Yasou Aida! (by Verdi/Goyós in Neuköllner Oper in Berlin, at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall and later at the Athens Festival. Her successful collaboration with the Neuköllner Oper continued with the productions Rameau's Platée. Ein Begehren (2012-2013) and It's just opera, honey! (2014). Μια επιθυμία [Platée. Ein Begehren] (2012/13) και Είν’ απλώς μια όπερα, γλυκό μου [It’s just opera, honey!] (2014). She worked with the Beggars' Operas of Greece in the operatic carnival production New Greece/the making of (Goyos, 48A Demetria, 4TH Bienale Athens, Art Theater, 2015). At the GNO she sang the leading roles in Spyros Samaras' opera Mademoiselle de Belle Isle (GNO Foyer, 2012/13) and the Th. Sakellaridis' operetta The Possessed (GNO Foyer, 2014/15).