Monday, July 21, 2008

A new greek voice




Here is an interesting young mezzo, Kleopatra Papatheologou,
singing Una Voce Poco Fa.

As we read on the web "Greek mezzosoprano Kleopatra Papatheologou studied voice at the Conservatory of her hometown Volos and later in Stuttgart and at the „Accademia di Perfezionamento per cantanti lirici del Teatro alla Scala“. She took part in masterclasses given by Leyla Gencer, Luigi Alva, Christa Ludwig Gianni Raimondi and Renato Bruson and in 2001 was awarded with the Maria Callas scholarship.

At the Scala in Milan Ms. Papatheologou appeared in leading roles like Rosina (IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA) and the title role in Händel's RINALDO. At the Rossini-Festival in Pesaro the young artist sang Marchesa Melibea (IL VIAGGIO A REIMS) and Lucia (LA GAZZA LADRA). In Catania she performed the role of Luigi V. in Donizetti’s UGO CONTE DI PARIGI and at the Wilhelma Theatre La Zia Principessa in Puccini’s SUOR ANGELICA as well as Baba in Menotti’s THE MEDIUM.

Kleopatra Papatheologou regularly gives concerts in Greece, Belgium, Holland and Italy. She appeared in an opera recital at the Scala, sang Verdi’s REQUIEM in the Blue hall in Antwerp and Puccini's LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam."

You can also watch/hear ms. Papatheologou @ the new La Gazza Ladra DVD, or find a recording of the performance as it was broadcast last Summer, live from Pesaro.

Kleopatra Papatheologou appeared in Athens a few months ago as Zulma in "L'Italiana in Algeri" by the name Kleopatra Nasiou.


1 comment:

Ντέμης said...

Συγχαρητήρια, πάρα πολὺ μοῦ ἄρεσε ἡ νεαρὰ μεσόφωνός μας, πολὺ γλυκειὰ φωνὴ καὶ ὄμορφη, σεμνὴ παρουσία. Ὅ,τι καλύτερο τῆς εὔχομαι!