Evmorfia Metaxaki – Bio (en)
The greek soprano Evmorfia Metaxaki was presented to the public at the Salzburg Festival as a „Star of the newgeneration CON BRIO“. She has made her successful debut there in 2006, where she performed the Mozart roles of Mademoiselle Silberklang and Bastienne. Ms. Metaxaki‘ s performance „Bastien/Bastienne und der Schauspieldirektor“ has been captured on DVD by Deutsche Grammophon.
In 2016 she was acclaimed by critics and audiences for her performances as Giulietta in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Theatre of Lübeck. She joined the ensemble of the Theatre Lübeck in 2013, where she has made an excellent debut as Adina in L´elisir d´amore, and appeared a.o. as Titania in Purcell´s Fairy Queen, as Marzelline in Beethoven’s Fidelio, as Ilia in Mozart’s Idomeneo, as Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, as Baronin Freimann in Lortzing´s Wildschütz, as Ghita in Zemlinsky´s Zwerg, as Musetta in Bohème, and Sidonie in Gluck´s Armide conducted by Christoph Spering. In 2017 she will give two more debuts: Ginevra in Händel’s Ariodante and Corinna in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims. Other leading parts in her repertoire include Pamina in Zauberflöte, Micaela in Carmen, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Euridice in Orfeo ed Euridice, and Maria in West Side Story. Upcoming engagements include Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata, and Anne Trulove in Stravinsky’s Rake’s Progress.
The artist appears regularly with the renowned barock ensemble Lautten Compagney Berlin and has been on tour as Armida in Händel´s Rinaldo under the baton of Wolfgang Katschner (co-production with the Händel Festival Halle). With this ensemble she made her debut as Almirena in Händel’s Rinaldo in 2012 and thus extended her Händel repertoire. At the 19th Magdeburg Telemann Festival 2009 she sang Rodelinda in Telemann’s Flavius Bertaridus conducted by Francesco Corti.
Evmorfia Metaxaki has made guest appearances at the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Salzburg State Theatre, the Potsdamer Winteroper 2010/2012, the Greek National Opera, the Staatstheater Mainz, the StaatstheaterBraunschweig, the Staatstheater Cottbus, the Theater Dortmund, and the Theater of Erfurt.
From 2004 – 2010, the soprano was engaged by the Theater Magdeburg and she was the recipient of the prestigious „Förderpreis für junge Künstler“ (Special Prize for Young Artists). She appeared in roles such as Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Euridice (Orphée aux enfers), and Despina (Così fan tutte). She also worked with the renowned director Andreas Kriegenburg in his first opera productions, Mozart’s Idomeneo and Gluck’s Orpheus und Eurydike. The Gluck production was nominated for the esteemed German Theater Award DER FAUST 2006.
The Athens-born singer studied with Lilian Sukis at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg and attended master classes given by Barbara Bonney, Thomas Hampson, Stella Doufexis and Hartmut Höll. She completed her Master’s degree in „Opera and Musical Theater“ with the highest honors. For her interpretation of Susanna in „Le Nozze di Figaro“, she received the prestigious „Lilly Lehmann“-Medal, the highest award given by the International Mozart Foundation. In 2010 she was finalist at the International Singing Competition GRANDI VOCI in Salzburg.
The 2017/2018 season opens with a new production of Franz Schrecker’s DER FERNE KLANG, directed by Jochen Biganzoli and conducted by Andreas Wolf. The soprano will also revisit the roles of Gretel in Humperdinck’s HÄNSEL UND GRETEL, and Pamina in a new première of Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE, directed by Tom Ryser.
Together with Mo Avner Biron and the Israel Camerata Jerusalem she will be touring Israel in January 2018, performing Bach & Händel.