Violetta Lousta

Greek soprano, she was born in Florina, Greece. She studied at the Würzburg University of Music, Germany, with Cheryl Studer (Diplom-Musikerin / Musiktheater and Master of Performance). She has sung such roles as Lady Billows (Albert Herring), Second Norn and Gutrune (Götterdämmerung), Countess (Le nozze di Figaro), Poussette (Manon), Second lady (Die Zauberflöte), Venus (Rossi’s L’Orfeo), Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Tchang-Haitang (Zemlinsky’s Der Kreidekreis), Lapák the dog (Příhody lišky Bystroušky), Desdemona (Otello), Mother (Hänsel und Gretel), Mimì (La bohème), Clotilde (Norma) and Lola (Cavalleria rusticana). She has worked with such conductors as Marcus Bosch, Yuuko Amanuma, Lukas Karytinos, Elias Voudouris, Georgios Vranos, George Petrou, Myron Michailidis and Michalis Economu. As a soloist she has performed with the Thessaloniki State Orchestra, Athens and Thessaloniki Municipality Orchestras, as well as at the Gala Maria Callas (Thessaloniki Concert Hall, 2017 & 2020), at the 1st Eptapyrgio Festival and at the Athens Festival. Moreover, Lousta has presented contemporary Greek composers’ works and has collaborated with such ensembles as the Emilios Riadis String Quartet.