Children's Chorus

The Greek National Opera’s Children’s Chorus was founded in September 2012. It has an exclusively educational character and its goals, among others, are the study of choral singing, the cultivation of the wider musical education of its members and the development of the feeling of partnership and cooperation. Its priority is also the experiential music education, which is achieved through the participation of the children in performances, concerts and various artistic activities of the organization.

Till today, the Children’s Chorus has participated to great acclaim in such productions of the Greek National Opera as La bohème, Tosca, Werther, Otello, Die Zauberflöte, Carmen, Wozzeck, The Cunning Little Vixen, The Nutcracker, Suor Angelica, Carmencitas, The Murderess, Halima and Leporella, as well as in the works The Era of Melissanthi and Sweet Movie, in such venues as Olympia Theatre, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Alexandra Trianti Hall (Athens Concert Hall), Stavros Niarchos Hall (SNFCC), Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera etc. In addition, the Chorus has given numerous concerts, performing a very extensive repertoire, at the Presidential Mansion, the Acropolis Museum, the Pnyx, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center etc.

The Children’s Chorus' first mistress was the soprano Mata Katsouli. Since autumn 2017, the ensemble has been directed by Konstantina Pitsiakou. The Chorus comprises about one hundred children aged 6 to 15 years old. The participation is free of admission, while the members are selected through an audition, which takes place after a relevant announcement by the Greek National Opera.

 

 

Konstantina Pitsiakou - Chorus Mistress

She studied with scholarship methodology of teaching, chorus direction, classical singing and piano at the International Pedagogical Institute Zoltan Kodály (Franz List Academy, Kecskemét, Hungary) and at the Music Department of the University of Cardiff (Wales). Moreover, she studied singing (diploma) with Christina Yannakopoulou. She sang with the Patras Contemporary Music Ensemble and the String Quartet of the Municipal Conservatory of Patras, while she gave concerts of Early music with the ensembles Ex-Silentio and Os Orphicum. She collaborated with the Choruses of the GNO and the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, as well as with the Chamber Chorus of the Municipal Conservatory of Patras. She gave lectures in Cyprus about the Kodály system. For several years Pitsiakou taught at the Municipal Conservatory of Patras, where she created and conducted the children’s chorus and the student vocal ensembles, at the Drama School of the National Theatre of Greece, as well as at the Drama School of the Municipal and Regional Theatre of Patras. Since September 2017 she is the mistress of the GNO Children’s Chorus.

 

Members 2019/20

Buzoianu Ana-Maria-Despina
Istrate Melina
Anagnostopoulou Artemis
Anagnostopoulou Myrto
Anastasiou Sotiris
Andriomenou Eleni
Antoniou Ioannis
Armata-Tomara Maria
Aspioti Ioanna
Vasilakopoulou Dimitra
Vasilopoulou Franzeska
Vassou Natalia-Chrysoula
Vlachaiti Dimitra
Vougiouka Irini-Anastasia
Brettou Ioanna
Georgada Melina
Giannakopoulou Georgia
Giannopoulou Phaedra-Yvonni
Giannopoulou Frederiki-Nandin
Glynia Argyri-Eleni-Zeaki
Glynia Ioanna-Varvara-Seleni
Glynia Kalliopi
Glynias Theodoros
Dimopoulou Myrto
Diamantopoulou Nefeli
Douloumis Nikolaos
Emmanuel Zoe-Georgia
Zachopoulou Sofia
Ziouras Dimitrios
Kazakou Maria-Anna
Kazantzi Smaragda
Kaida Marilia
Kallinikou Evangelia-Ioanna
Κanavos Odysseas-Nikiforos
Katsiki Antonia
Kontou Anastasia-Nikita
Koulieraki Danai
Koulouras Spyridon
Koursoumi Maria-Anna
Kritikos Marios
Κonsta Marisa
Konstantatou Maria-Phaedra
Konstantopoulou Irini
Kostourou-Chrysocheraki Lydia
Lampeti Elli-Maria
Lambraki Katerina
Levogiannis Markos
Lioutsi Stella
Logou Eleftheria-Olga
Lymperi Ioli
Mastronikola Antonia-Iliana
Michalatou Dionysia
Michopoulos Stavros
Moumtzoglou Maria-Georgia
Bardaki Christina
Morogiorga Anna-Maria-Irini
Nikolaou Chrysalenia
Nikolopoulos Petros-Symeon
Nikoloudis Apostolos-Georgios
Oganova Sofia
Panagiotidi Maria
Papanikolaou Elli
Parthenidi Anna
Paschalis Marios
Pateli Ariadni
Petraki Dorothea
Petraki Stella
Protogeros Dimitrios
Protοgerou Anna
Radavella Sofia
Sakellariou Stavroula
Sakelion Maya
Samsona Athanasia-Zoe
Sardi Anna
Sophogianni Olga
Sofou Simoni
Stavridis Joe
Stigas-Banos Angelos
Stogiannidou Veroniki
Syrigou Evangelia
Syrigou Sofia
Sfirikidis Odysseas-Theodoros
Tamvakopoulou Angeliki
Telaki Zoe
Tzanidaki Kalliopi
Tolia Vasiliki-Alexandra
Tristi-Barlia Rodali
Tsoulias Chariton
Ferretti Daphni
Ferretti Electra
Fragou Emmelia
Fotinias Dimitrios
Psychali Georgia