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mezzo soprano

Photography by Lambros Papanikolatos

Irini Tsirakidis was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, and grew up in Piraeus, Greece. Completing her vocal studies with the baritone Kostas Paskalis, she graduated with excellence in performance and received a gold medal.


I. Tsirakidis has won several competitions including the Maria Callas Competition in Athens and the Aragall Competition in Spain. 


A professor of voice with an experience of 13 years, I. Tsirakidis collaborating with many conservatories in Greece. 


For the last nine years, she is teaching at Athenaeum Conservatory of Athens and gives master classes in Conservatories in Europe. 


Distinguished appearances:​

Ms. Tsirakidis made her professional debut with GNO (Greek National Opera of Athens), as Amelia in “Simone Boccanegra”. 


In later collaboration with GNO she has performed: The role of Countess in "Nozze di Figaro", Rosalinde from "die Fledermaus", Musetta from "La Boheme", Rosina from "Il barbiere di Sevillia", Antonia in "Les contes d' Hoffmann”.


The title role of the Opera “Fonissa”, composed by G.Koumentakis, based on a famous novel of the renown greek novelist A.Papadiamantis which gained great acclaim from the worldwide press.


The soprano role from Verdi’s Requiem at the Herodium Ancient Theater twice which was recorded and published by the Athenaeum Grand Prix.

  • In collaboration with the Royal Opera Covent Garden, she performed: 

           Countess from Le Nozze Di Figaro by W.A.Mozart.

           Giulietta from Les Contes d’Hoffmann by Offenbach.


  • With La Scala di Milano she performed:

           Iphigenie from Iphigenie en Aulide by Gluck.


  • With Dallas Opera House she performed and was also awarded as the Best Artist of the Year 2002:

           Ermione from Ermione of Rossini.


  • In Carnegie Hall she performed:

           Medea in concert form, from Cherubini’s Medea.


  • With the Amsterdam Opera House she performed Adalgisa which have been released in DVD by

           the Opus Arte UK.

           Adalgisa from Norma by Bellini.


  • With the Perm Opera House & Ballet she has performed:

           Giulietta from the “Tales of Hoffman” by Offenbach.



Major opera houses in which Irini Tsirakidis has performed: 

La Scala Milano - Royal Opera Covent Garden - Carnegie Hall NY - Teatro Liceu Barcelona - Bilbao Opera - Teatro Municipale di Roma - Santiago de Chille, Teatro Municipal - Teatro Municipale di Bologna - Dallas Opera House - Washington concert Hall - Madison Opera - Trieste Teatro - Minnesota Opera House - Strassburg Opera House - Amsterdam National Opera House - Tulsa Opera - St. Petersburg, Philarmony - Royal Albert Hall London - Palau deal musical Catalana.

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