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MYRSINI MARGARITI - SOPRANO

Greek born soprano Myrsini Margariti, is a versatile singer with a very wide repertoire, including works from baroque to contemporary music. She is praised by the critics for her profound musicality, virtuosity, clarity of sound and striking stage presence: “Her voice is extremely versatile, includes wonderfully lyrical as high dramatic register” – NDR Kultur, “Whether threading delicate lines, singing with attack or brilliant coloratura relish, she also encompassed the emotional range of this programme.” - The telegraph, “Her stage presence is regal.” – classicalsource.com


Current season highlights include the title role  in "Alcina"  in a tour in Germany and Switzerland and Anastasio (Giustino)  at the Handel Festival Goettingen in Germany, both under W. Katschner and Lautten Compagney , Handel's Messiah under George Petrou,  a world Premiere of the contemporary piece by M. E. Ioannou  in Cyprus and many concerts and recitals.


Previous highlights of her carreer include appearances at  Bozar/Brussels, the BBC PROMS,  the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Valetta Baroque Festival, Malta, Handel Festival Halle, Germany. As a concert singer she has performed in Indonesia,  China, Malta, Greece, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, Mexiko, England, Hungary, Belgium and the Netherlands. In January and February 2018 she sang the role of Laodice in “Siroe” with the Nederlandse Reisopera, touring several opera houses in Netherlands. 


She began her carreer singing the role of Serpetta in a production directed by Dorris Doerrie (La finta giardiniera – Landestheater Salzburg in cooperation with the International Salzburg Festival).

From 2006 to 2009 Myrsini Margariti was a member of the ensemble at the Halle Opera in Germany, where she performed several roles: Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Euridice (L' Orfeo), Wellgunde (Das Rheingold), Xenia (Boris Godunov), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), Tebaldo and Voce dal cielo (Don Carlo) a.o.

 

Guest appearances include among others  Theaters of Erfurt,  Darmstadt, Oldenburg (Germany), Winterthur, Schaffhausen, Vills, Olten (Swiss), Megaron Athens, International Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Greek National Opera, Onassis Cultural Center, Theater Herodes Atticus  a.o. in roles such as Elle (La voix humaine),  Micaela (Carmen), Contessa and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Armida (Rinaldo), Morgana and Alcina (Alcina), Drusilla (L‘ incoronazione di Poppea) , Angelica (Orlando Furioso) , Despina (Cosi fan tutte), Clorinda (Cenerentola), Sylvia (L' isola disabitata), Coryphee (Alceste), Laodice (Hasse's Siroe), Salome (Stradella's San Giovanni), Valencienne (Die Lustige Witwe), Johanna (Sweeney Todd) a.o 


She studied voice and violin at the National Conservatory in Athens and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Musicology from the University of Athens. She completed two Master’s Degrees in “Lied and Oratorio” and "Opera and Musical Theater" with the highest honors, at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. During her studies  she was granted with the “Alexander Onassis Foundation” and the “Juergen Ponto Stiftung” Scholarship.  Since 2017 she is professor in Athens Conservatory and artistic director of the annual  "Lied Festival"  of the conservatory. 




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