Kassandra Dimopoulou

Kassandra Dimopoulou

Mezzo-Soprano

Artistic director Hellenic Opera Co.
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«Kassandra dimopoulou was, in every sense, a true carmen»
Aachener zeitung (2017)
«dimopoulou's beauty was matched by a voice that is truly luscius and eye-opening with its power and focus»
metropulse (2017)
«mrs dimopoulou justified for one more time her reputation of the new diva of the opera»
aggelioforos (2017)
2016Verdi: AidaAmneris
2016Bellini: NormaAdalgisa
2014Bizet: CarmenCarmen
2012Verdi: OtelloDesdemona

Bio



Greek Mezzo soprano, singing also repertory of Soprano (a.k.a. "Soprano Falcon").  Since 2011 also active operatic stage director and co-founder of the independent opera company Skull of Yorick Productions.  Currently Artistic Director of the Hellenic Opera Corporation and the Greek Opera Festival.

She has collaborated with Staatsoper Stuttgart, Kammertheater Stuttgart, Knoxville Opera, Teatro Real, Teatro Cilea Reggio Calabria, National Theatre Luxembourg, Monschau Klassik, Festival Aix-en-Provence, National Opera of Greece, Opera of Alexandria, Athens Concert Hall, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Opera of Thessaloniki, Athens Festival and many more. In 2010 she sang next to Placido Domingo under Zubin Mehta in the production "Rigoletto a Mantova" which was broadcasted live in 138 countries all over the world. 

Her voice extends over a large repertoire, sometimes including some soprano roles (such as Desdemona in Verdi's "Otello", Tosca in Puccini's "Tosca", a.o.). Her most representative major roles till now are: Carmen (G. Bizet "Carmen"), Amneris (G. Verdi "Aida") and Adalgisa (V. Bellini "Norma"). 

Since 2011 she has been stage directing operas.  She has directed "Otello" (G. Verdi) in Park Theatre Thessaloniki,  "Norma" (V. Bellini) in Thessaloniki Concert Hall, "Carmen" (G. Bizet) in Odeon Roman Forum Thessaloniki,  "I Pagliacci" (R. Leoncavallo) in War Museum Thessaloniki, "Antigone" (T. Traetta) in Ancient Theatre of Kourion in Cyprus, "Suor Angelica" (G. Puccini) & "Il Tabarro" (G. Puccini) in Odeon Roman Forum Thessaloniki* and in Dublin (Dublin Opera Studio), "La serva padrona" (G.B. Pergolesi) in Vafopoulion Cultural Centre Thessaloniki, "Madama Butterfly" (G. Puccini) in Odeon Roman Forum Thessaloniki*, "Cosi fan tutte" (W. A. Mozart) in Dublin (Dublin Opera Studio), "L'incoronazione di Poppea" (Cl. Monteverdi) in Odeon Roman Forum Thessaloniki*, "Le nozze di Figaro" ( W. A. Mozart) in Thessaloniki Concert Hall.

* [during the Greek Opera Festival] 

 

Kassandra studied the cello and singing in Greece (Cello Diploma), Germany (Singing Diploma from Stuttgart Academy of Music and Drama) and U.K. (Master in Arts at the Royal Academy of Music, DipRam). 


For more info, please visit: www.kassandradimopoulou.com

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione Di Poppea Nerone 1 week Hellenic Opera Corporation 2018
Bizet: Carmen Carmen Opera Classica Europa 2018
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea Nerone Hellenic Opera Corporation 2018
Verdi: Don Carlo La Princesse Eboli Fulham Opera 2018
Verdi: Aida Amneris Immediately Thessaloniki Concert Hall 2016

Awards

Public's prize "international bel canto competition" rossini festival bad-wildbad
2017
prize hellenic critics association for "best upcoming artist"
2017
dip. ram for master degree at the royal academy of music
2017
leventis foundation scholarship
2017