Heralds Volunteering: Sonia Theodoridou

Biographical note

The soprano Sonia Theodoridou was born in Veria, Greece. She studied at the Greek National Conservatory “Manolis Kalomiris” where she graduated with distinction and received an “Excellent and Distinguished Performance” award. She was also awarded the “Maria Kallas” scholarship and studied in the Musical Academy in Cologne and later in London with Vera Rosza.

Sonia Theodoridou has appeared in the most important lyric theatres of Europe such as Frankfurt Oper, Berlin Staatsoper unten den Linden, Deutsche Opera Berlin, Staatsoper Hamburg, National Theater Muenich, Stuttgart, Theatre Royal de la Monnaie-Bruxelles, Theatre Chatelet de Paris, Teatro Communale di Firenze, Theatre Basel, Opera de Lyon, Opera de Montpellier, Festspiele Schwetzingen, Maifestspiele Wiesbaden, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Athens Concert Hall, Herodus Atticus Theater, etc.

As a soloist she has performed numerous concerts and song recitals in Cologne (Koelner Philharmonie), Budapest (Franz Liszt Academy), Italy (Reggio Emilia), Lisbon (Colosseum), Tokyo, Frankfurt (Alte Oper) and has collaborated with famous conductors like: Wolfgang Sawallisch, Zubin Mehta, Antonio Pappano, Rene Jacobs, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Gerd Albrecht, Garry Bertini, Ivan Fischer, Marcello Viotti, Frans Bruggen with the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment etc.

Her classical repertoire includes some of the most important opera roles as : Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), Elvira (Don Giovanni), Pamina (Zauberfloete), Alcina (Alcina), Violetta (La Traviata), Gilda (Il Rigoletto), Angelica (Suor Angelica), Mimi (La Boheme), Euridice (Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice), Salud (La vida breve), Fiorilla (Il Turco in Italia), Corinna (Il viaggio a Reims), Giulietta (I Capuletti e i Montecchi), Maria Stuarda (Maria Stuarda), Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Jenny (Mahagonny), etc.

She has released three CD albums: “La Calisto” (Harmonia Mundi), “Sonia Theodoridou encounters Manos Hadjidakis” (Seirios) and “Recital” (Seirios).

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