Maritina Tampakopoulos soprano
The Greek soprano Maritina Tampakopoulos earned her Bachelor of Music degree at the National Conservatory of Greece in 2012, having the 1st Prize. She has participated in masterclasses with, among others, Cheryl Studer, Renee Fleming, Jeanette Pilou, Daphne Evangelatos, Glenys Linos, William Matteuzzi and Sherman Lowe. She spends the 2019-2020 season as a member of the Artist Diploma in Opera Studies program at The Juilliard School, where she studies voice with Elizabeth Bishop, and acting with Stephen Wadsworth, Mary Birnbaum, and Eve Shapiro. This season Maritina sings Mimì in La Bohème in the Juilliard Opera production conducted by Keri-Lynn Wilson and directed by Mr. Wadsworth (April 2020), and Lucrezia in staged performances of Handel’s La Lucrezia (December 2019). Furthermore, she gratefully holds the George and Marie Vergottis Scholarship, the Constance Goulandris Scholarship, the Raina Kabaivaska Foundation Scholarship, she is supported by the Hardesty and Beverley Peck Johnson Fund and she a proud recipient of Florence and Paul De Rosa Grant Prize for outstanding achievement and exceptional professional promise in Vocal Arts.
Maritina made her operatic debut in the 2018-2019 season as Donna Elvira in Juilliard Opera’s Don Giovanni under the baton of Joseph Colaneri. She also sang Elisabetta in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda and Élisabetta de Valois in Verdi’s Don Carlos (in French). In a live-streamed masterclass she collaborated with Metropolitan Opera’s Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, singing the aria “Tu che le vanità.” Recently, after participating in the XXV International Competition Spazio Musica, in Italy, she received the First Prize, the Audience Award and the Teatro Comunale di Bologna Award, where she has been offered a role debut during the 2021 season. Additionally, she is a winner of the Giovanni Consiglio International Competition in NYC and was assigned with the “Main Stage Debut” Prize. In 2019 Maritina took First Prize in the Riccardo Zandonai International Competition in Riva del Garda, and was a finalist in the Voce Verdiane Competition in Busseto, after which the Teatro Regio di Parma invited her for a series of Verdi concerts with the Filarmonica Toscanini. Also in 2019, she participated in the summer program and Festival of the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, studying with William Matteuzzi—which she had successfully completed also in summer 2017. During the 2016-2018 season she studied with Raina Kabaivanska, first in her masterclass in Sofia, and then, after winning a scholarship from Kabaivanska’s foundation, she obtained her Masters at the Istituto Superiore dei Studi Musicali Vecchi-Tonelli in Modena, Italy under R.Kabaivanska. In 2018 Maritina was a finalist in the Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition in Vienna and the Ottavio Ziino Competition in Rome, and in 2016 she received the Audience Prize in the 67th Viotti International Music Competition.
In the 2020-2021 season she will reprise the role of Mimì for Opera Columbus in Ohaio, and will cover for the title role of Aida, while singing the role of Grande Sacerdotessa at Macerata Opera Festival in Italy. Her engagements also include her debut recital at Teatro Gratacielo, New York, and the Finals Gala of the Zachary Foundation International Competition, Los Angeles.