Dimitra Theodosiou is Ambassador of the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy
Mrs. Theodosiou was born in Zurich by a Greek father and a German mother. In 1992 he was admitted to the Opera Academy of the Munich Academy of Music and then attended many master classes of stage performance. She has participated in international song contests throughout Europe, always winning awards. Among them are: “G. Viotti 1994”, “G. di Stefano 1995” (1st prize), “Operalia II – Placido Domingo World Opera Contest” (2nd prize and public prize). During this time he is attending song lessons with B. Nickl. In January 1995 she made her Greek debut in the role of Violetta in the opera La Traviata at the Athens Concert Hall, under the direction of Sanzogno. In the next two years she sang major operatic roles in the most important European lyrics: La Traviata, Anna Bolena, Norma, Don Giovanni, Il Trovatore, Lucia di Lammermoor. In 1995 she participated in a tour of the Scala of Milan in Japan, performing Violetta, under the direction of Riccardo Muti. In 1996 she sang Anna Bolena at the side of the J. Bros tenor at the National Opera in Munich (directed by J. Miller and conductor F. Luisi) and on the side of Plácido Domingo at the Gala de Reyes in Madrid. In August 1997, she performed with great success the role of Desdemona in Otello Opera at Teatro Municipal in Sao Paulo, along with tenor K. Johannsson and the baritone R. Bruson, under the direction of I. Karabatchevsky. That same year he sang Leonora in a new production of the Il Trovatore Opera in Como and Pavia, as well as Violetta in Wiesbaden and St. Gallen in the direction of B. Fassbaender. Past appearances include Norma operas in Kassel and Athens, Regina di Spagna in Jessie and La Traviata in Brescia, Cremona and Pavia. The Greek-German Soprano, after her triumphant success in the role of Odabella in Verdi Attila’s opera (Teatro Comunale of Bologna and Teatro Regio in Parma in the spring of 1999, with Michele Pertusi and conductor Daniele Callegari), is now considered one of the most exciting and important voices in Verdi’s works as well as in the belcanto repertoire. Odabella’s role was reiterated in November 2000 by Ferruccio Furlanetto at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, under the direction of Donato Renzetti, in a production that was considered one of the best presenters to celebrate the year Verdi in Italy.
Her performance in Lina’s role in Verdi’s Stiffelio opera in Piacenza (April 2000) and Teatro Verdi in Trieste (December 2000) confirmed her desire to perform Verdi’s works and her ability to rig the audience. In May 2000, Dimitra Theodosiou sang the role of Violetta in the opera La Traviata (directed by A. Fassini and conductor E. Pidò) at the Teatro dell ‘Opera in Rome. In 1999, she successfully performed Giselda’s role in I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata in Santiago, Chile and Liù’s roles in Turandot and Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor in Italy. In the spring of 2000 she made her debut at the Naples Teatro San Carlo by singing Anna Bolena in the opera house, in a performance that critics and the audience received with enthusiasm. It was also excellent in accepting her role in the Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo in October 2000, led by Tiziano Severini. She also portrayed Elvira’s role in a new production of Ernani’s opera by Teatro Real in Madrid, in collaboration with Carlos Alvarez and Carlo Colombara. In December 2000, she also made her debut in Scala, interpreting the role of Leonora in Verdi Il Trovatore’s opera, led by Riccardo Muti. In February 2001 he sang with Roberto Scandiuzzi at the Frankfurt Opera as Odabella in Attila Opera, directed by P. Carignani, and in March 2001 he reiterated the role of Leonora in Monte Carlo, with Roberto Alagna in the role of Trovatore and Leo Nucci in the role of Conte di Luna. In May 2001 he sang Elisabetta’s role in a new production of the Naples Teatro San Carlo along with José Van Damm, Leo Nucci and Vincenzo La Scola, and debuted in London with Verdi’s Requiem at the Royal Festival Hall. Carlo Colombara and Bernarda Fink, under the direction of V. Gergiev. In June 2001 he sang Verdi’s Requiem at Théâtre Chatelet in Paris and Halle aux Grains in Toulouse with the Concertgebouw Orchestra under the direction of R. Chailly. Soprano Dimitra Theodosiou has been described as one of Verdi’s most remarkable performers, as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death, inter alia, by Requiem in Skala.