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Anna Agathonos

Anna Agathonos

Mezzo-Soprano

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2018Lortzing: Der WildschützCountess Von Eberbach
2018Mozart: Die Zauberflöte3. Dame
2018Lortzing: Der WildschützCountess Von Eberbach
2017Bernstein: CandideThe Old Lady
2017Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorAlisa
2017Mozart: Die Zauberflöte3. Dame
2017Rossini: Petite Messe SolennelleAlto
2016Bellini: La SonnambulaTeresa
2016Dvořák: RusalkaJezibaba (Witch)
2016Verdi: OtelloEmilia
2015Verdi: RequiemMezzosoprano
2015Dvořák: RusalkaJezibaba (Witch)
2015Wagner: LohengrinOrtrud
2013Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraUlrica
2012Verdi: AidaAmneris
2012Verdi: AidaAmneris
2012Bizet: CarmenCarmen
2012Kienzl Der EvangelimannMagdalena
2011Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerMary
2010Verdi: Il TrovatoreAzucena
2010Verdi: NabuccoFenena
2010Mozart: Die Zauberflöte3. Dame
2010Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von WindsorFrau Reich (Mrs Page)
2009Verdi: AidaAmneris
2009Verdi: NabuccoFenena
2009Britten: Peter GrimesAuntie
2009Saint-Saëns: Samson et DalilaDalila
2008Bizet: CarmenCarmen
2007Bizet: CarmenCarmen
2006Verdi: Il TrovatoreAzucena
2002Verdi: RigolettoMaddalena
2001Verdi: NabuccoFenena

Bio


Anna Agathonos completed her vocal studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and after that joined the Opera Studio of Marseilles (CNIPAL) for two years. First engagements led her to the opera houses of Marseilles, Avignon and Rouen as well as the music festivals of Aix-en-Provence (title role in La Cenerentola, 2000) and Pesaro (Melibea in Il Viaggio a Reims, 2002). From 2001 to 2010 she was a member of the Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen where she began as a lyric mezzo-soprano and took over parts in several productions of rarely performed works of the bel canto era. (a.o. Bellini Zaira, Donizetti L' assedio di Calais, Meyerbeer Il Crociato in Egitto). Starting 2006 she moved on to the dramatic mezzo repertoire, appearing as Azucena, Amneris, Carmen, Cassandre (Berlioz Les Troyens), Dalila, The Composer and Auntie (Britten Peter Grimes) and later added Ulrica, Ježibaba, Old Lady and Ortrud to the roles she has performed.  Anna Agathonos interpreted the Young Syrian in the world premiere of Enjott Schneider's Das Salome-Prinzip and took over the female main part in the world premiere of Alexander Müllenbach's Oper Die Todesbrücke in the 2003 edition of the festival Ruhrtriennale as well as at the ThéâtreNational du Luxembourg. Furthermore she embodied Anna in Isidora Zebeljan's contribution to the Eichbaumoper which had is world premiere in the metro-station of Mühlheim an der Ruhr in 2009. The Greek singer has been freelancing since the season 2010/11. Guest contracts have led her to the State Opera of Hannover, the State Theatre of Oldenburg, the Gärtnerplatztheater in Munich, the State Theatre of Nuremberg as well as to the Opera houses of Erfurt, Chemnitz, Bonn, Mönchengladbach, Pforzheim and Bern. She has also appeared at the Greek National Opera in Athens, Opera Ireland in Dublin, the Bartók Plus Opera Festival in Miskolc, the Klagenfurt Opera and the Open Air Festival Oper Burg Gars in Austria. The accomplished song recital and oratorio singer sung Verdi's Requiem and Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the State Orchestra of Thessaloniki, the contralto part in Mahler's 3rd Symphony with the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen and appeared in the Munich Philharmonic in a performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Orchestra of the Gärtnerplatztheater. 







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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte 3. Dame Immediately Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz München 2019
Dvořák: Rusalka Jezibaba (witch) Theater Hagen und Philharmonisches Orchester Hagen 2019
Lortzing: Der Wildschütz Countess Von Eberbach Immediately Gärtnerplatz Theater München 2018
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte 3. Dame Immediately Gärtnerplatz Theater München 2018
Lortzing: Der Wildschütz Countess Von Eberbach Immediately Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz München 2018