Penelope Kendros

Penelope Kendros

Light Lyric Coloratura Soprano

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2018Bernstein: Mass, A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and DancersThe Celebrant
2017Viardot: CendrillonLa Fée
2016Mozart: Cosi Fan TutteDespina
2016Monteverdi: L'incoronazione Di PoppeaSoldato Pretoriano i / Famigliari Ii / Lucano
2016Mozart: Le Nozze Di FigaroBarbarina
2015Sullivan: The GondoliersCasilda
2012Britten: The Turn Of The ScrewFlora


The 25 year old coloratura soprano, Penelope Kendros, grew up in the United States where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance. She then moved to Vienna in 2015 to pursue her Master’s degree at the Music and Performing Arts University of Vienna under professor Sylvia Greenberg.
She has sung the roles of Despina (Così fan tutte/Mozart); Lucano (L’incoronazione di Poppea/ Monteverdi) at the Trentino Music Festival/ Italy; Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro/ Mozart) with Teatro Barocco/ Austria; as well as La Fée (Cendrillon/ Viardot); and Flora (The Turn of the Screw/ Britten) in America.
Penelope has participated in many training programs and festivals such as: iSING! Suzhou International Young Artists Festival, the Washington National Opera Summer Institute, Oberlin in Italy, OperaWorks, and the Eilat Chamber Music Festival.
Penelope also won the 2017 International Fidelio Competition in Vienna, Austria and is a recipient of the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now stipendium.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Bernstein: Mass, A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers The Celebrant 2018
Viardot: Cendrillon La Fée 1 week Muk Theater 2017
Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte Despina 1 week Trentino Music Festival 2016
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione Di Poppea Soldato Pretoriano i / Famigliari Ii / Lucano 24 hours Trentino Music Festival 2016
Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro Barbarina 1 week Teatro Barocco 2016


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