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Velimachiti, Matina

actor – soprano

She studied classical dance and theater at the National Greek Theater and Drama and opera singing at the Athens State Conservatory and Drama. She took her degree with “Excellent with Honors”.  She works with Edita Gruberova, Gena Dimitrova, Marlis Petersen, Irini Tsiarakidou and Daphne Evangelatos.

She has been collaborated in theater productions: “The trees die standing” by Casona, “Lithuania” by Brooke, “Victor” by Vitrar etc.  in Festivals – lyrical theaters such as: “White Nights” (St. Petersburg), National Opera of  Rome, Teatro Lyrico Cagliari,  Athens Festival,  Espace Pierre Cardin-Paris, Athens and  Thessaloniki Megaron Concert Halls, Greek National Opera House, Nafplion, Heraklion, Santorini, Dimitria-Thessaloniki festivals, etc. with orchestras: National Greek Radio Symphony, Brasov Philharmonic, Piraeus Prefecture Orchestra.

She debuted in 1998 signing the role of Dido (Purcell) following by: A masked ball “Un ballo in Maschera” (as Oscar), Le Nozze di Figaro as “Suzanna”, La Boehme as “Mousetta”, Don Giovanni as “Zerlina” Heansel und Cretel (witch Hexe), Falstaff (as “Nanetta), L’incoronazione di Poppea (as Drusilla), Candide (as Gunegonde) etc.

She works with: Alberto Portugeis, Francesco Nicolosi, Aris Garoufalis, Dimitri Toufexis, Theodore Kerkezos, Christos Papageorgiou.

She was the principal singer and narrator (2.000-2010) of the Piraeus Prefecture Orchestra (under the Greek Ministry of Culture).