Maria Mitsopoulou

Greek soprano, she studied voice at the Hellenic Conservatory under Yolanda di Tasso and at the Contemporary Conservatory, Athens, with George Zervanos. She made her debut at the age of twenty as Norina in Gaetano Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. She continued her studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (Maria Callas scholarship) and in Italy. She has performed worldwide in concerts, recitals, operas, and has participated in recordings of operas and oratorios with prestigious artists and orchestras. In 2007 she sang in George Kouroupos’ The yellow river in Beijing (Cultural Year of Greece in China). Her repertoire includes leading roles in such operas and operettas as Le nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte, The Tsar’s bride, Il capello di paglia di Firenze, La bohème, Die lustige Witwe, The Medium, Carmen, Serse, Oreste, Le Comte Ory, La Vie parisienne, Die Fledermaus, La traviata and Rigoletto. She won the first prize at the 2001 Vincenzo Bellini International Vocal Competition, Catania. She is a soloist of the Greek National Opera.