Katerina Roussou

Katerina Roussou

Mezzo-Soprano

Mezzo-soprano
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2016Bizet: CarmenCarmen
2016Haydn: Mass No. 10 Hob. XXII/9, C major (Mass in Time of War)Alto
2016Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosDer Komponist
2015Mozart: La Clemenza di TitoSesto
2014Rossini: La CenerentolaAngelina (cenerentola)
2014Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDorabella
2014Massenet: WertherCharlotte
2012Weill: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny6 girls
2011Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroMarcellina
2010Mozart: RequiemAlto
2009Mahler: Symphony No. 2, C minor (Auferstehungssymphonie)Alto
2007Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaRosina
2007Mozart: Die ZauberflöteThird Lady

Bio


Katerina Roussou,&nbspmezzosoprano, was born in Canada and studied singing at the Athens Conservatory of Music and Drama, while at the same time graduated from the National Technical University of Athens in the Department of Electrical Engineering. She received the “Maria Callas Scholarship” as well as a scholarship for the “A. Onassis Foundation” to study at the Royal Academy Opera Course. She then continued on the postgraduate course at the Academy of Music of Ljubljana with professor Alenka Dernač-Bunta.In November 2015 she will make her debut at the Greek National Opera in their Children's Opera "Carmencita" and will sing the title role. In November 2015 she made her debut at the Greek National Opera in the new production "Carmencitas", an opera-balet based on the opera Carmen. She has sung the role of Marcellina in Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” at the ETA-Hoffmann theatre in Bamberg, one of the 6 girls of Mahagonny in Kurt Weill’s “The rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny” at the Athens Megaron (production: La Fura dels Baus), the Third Lady in Mozart’s “Magic flute” (British Youth Opera) and has performed one of the Flowermaidens in Wagner’s “Parsifal” for the London Wagner Society. Her operatic experience also includes the roles of Cherubino and Marcellina in Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”, Vava in Shoshtakovich’s “Cheryomushki”, Il Destino and Furia II in Cavalli’s “La Calisto”.As a soloist she has sung with the Athens State Orchestra, the Symphonic Orchestra of the Greek Television, the Symphonic Orchestra of the Athens Municipality, the Ljubljana Philharmonic Orchestra,  in works such as Mozart’s “Requiem”, Mahler’s “2nd Symphony”, Hatzidakis’ “Ornithes” and D. Papadimitriou “Kavafis”.  She has sung with the International Bachakademie under Helmut Rilling in Greece and Germany. In April 2010 she sang in a gala benefit concert at the Athens Megaron with world famous tenor Jose Cura. She has worked closely with actress Magda Mavrogianni in a series of musical-theatrical performances about the lives of famous women: Frida Kahlo, Martha Freud, Clara Schumann, Carmen, the Duchess of Piacenza, performing them around Greece.She has given a number of recitals in Greece and abroad (Spain, UK, Slovenia, France, Croatia, Sweden) and has participated in many festivals. She has also sung in many oratorios.  She has recorded excerpts from Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” (Marcellina) for BBC Radio3, 5 songs by Markos Dragoumis for the literary magazine “Nea Synteleia” and 2 songs on poems by Giorgos Karter for the State Radio of Thessaloniki. Together with famous soprano Sonia Theodoridou, she has recorded the second CD of Athanasios Simoglou’s songs on poems by the greek poet K. Kavafis (Orchestra Mobile, cond: Theodoros Orfanidis).
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Bizet: Carmen Carmen Immediately Greek National Opera 2016
Haydn: Mass No. 10 Hob. XXII/9, C major (Mass in Time of War) Alto Immediately Syros Festival of the Aegean 2016
Strauss R.: Ariadne auf Naxos Der Komponist No 2016
Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito Sesto No 2015
Rossini: La Cenerentola Angelina (cenerentola) 1 week ConOpera 2014

Awards

GINA bachauer international association
2016
maria callas scholarship
2016