Vassiliki Karayanni -Soprano
She took her first music lessons at the age of seven.
She has a certificate in Akkordion (1987), a certificate (1990) and a piano diploma (1994).
She has also a diploma in solo singing with grade A a first prize(1994) .
Her guiding teacher is Ms Barbara Gavakou (student of J. Metternich) .
Collaborations with major opera houses of Europe:
Teatro San Carlo of Naples (Gismonda ,”Il Marito disperato of Cimarosa) , Teatro Communale of Florence (“La serva padrona”,Pergolesi),Copenhagen Royal Opera (Queen of the night ),Komische Oper Berlin (Queen of the night),etc.
Teatro San Carlo of Lisbon (Zerbinetta, “Ariadne auf Naxos”), Opera of Dusseldorf (Gilda,”Rigoletto”of Verdi),Thesaloniki` Megaron (Gilda,Blonde),
Athens Megaron (Queen of the night,Lucia di Lammermoor).
In 2004, Vassiliki Karayanni made her debut appearance in Royal Opera House (Covent Garden) of London with the role of Olympia in Les contes d'Hoffmann of J.Offenbach, and her debut in the same role in Teatro Αlla Scala - 2012 - in which she is considered as a specialist.
Special appearances in Several Concerts Halls:
Carnegie Hall in New York,Queen Elisabeth Hall and Cadogan Hall in London,Teatro dal Verme of Teatro ala Scala in Milan , in Musashino Shimin Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall in Tokyo,etc.
Distinctions in National Competitions, in Greece :
First prize in the Akkordion .
First prize in solo singing .
The special prize Inga Lingabue at the International Competition Gianfranco Massini in Italy (2001) .
Distinction for the artistic possibilities in the development of her voice .
In 1995 at the competition of scholarship “Maria Callas” which was held at the Athens Concert Hall (Megaron),
She has taken part in concerts in many towns and festivals in Greece with arias of operas and also as a soloist in “Requiem” of Mozart and of Faure, in “Fantasia” of Beethoven, in “Stabat Mater” and “Salve Regina” of Pergolesi, in “Gloria of Vivaldi, Bach’s Cantatas, in “Carmina Burana” of Carl Orff, in Concert arias of Mozart ,etc. Her debut on stage was made at the International Festival of Corfu , singing in the role of “Nina” in Opera “La Martire” of Spyros Samaras .
She has collaborated with National Opera of Greece (Athens) in a big number of roles :
Queen of the Night (Magic Flute), Olympia(The tales of Hoffmann), Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), Blonde (Die Entfurung aus dem Serail), Norina (Don Pasquale), Gilda (Rigoletto), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Carolina (Matrimonio segreto), Despina (Cosi fan tutte), Gismonda (Il marito disperato), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Gretel (Hansel und Gretel) etc.