In the 2013/14 Season Greek soprano Alexia Voulgaridou sings Marguerite (Faust) for The Royal Opera. Voulgaridou made her Royal Opera debut in 2008 as Mimì (La bohème).
Voulgaridou studied in Athens and at the Munich Conservatory with Daphne Evangelatos. Early roles included Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Violetta (La traviata), Adina (L'elisir d'amore) and the three heroines (Les Contes d’Hoffmann). She sings regularly with the Hamburg State Opera, where her many roles have included Marguerite, Blanche (Dialogues des Carmélites), Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly), Nedda (Cavalleria rusticana) and Desdemona (Verdi's Otello). Other engagements have included Tosca and Magda (La rondine) for Opera Australia, Mimì, Massenet's Manon and Micaëla (Carmen) at La Scala, Milan, Luisa Miller for Stuttgart State Opera, Maria (Mazepa) for De Vlaamse Opera, Amelia Grimaldi (Simon Boccanegra) in Toulouse and Anna Bolena in Turin and Palermo.
Voulgaridou's concert performances include Verdi's Requiem at the Ravenna Festival under Muti. Her recordings include a solo album with Nicola Luisotti and the Munich Radio Orchestra on the Arte Nova label.
News and features
5 March 2014
Bulgarian and Greek sopranos to replace Anna Netrebko in the role of Marguerite.