Marilena Chrisohoidi

(Soprano/Clorinda in La Cenerentola Children’s Performance/Gherardino in Gianni Schicchi) was born in Athens and studied acting at the Greek Art Theatre “Karolos Koun” and opera singing at the Piraeus Conservatory where she graduated with honours. Her vocal studies were under the guidance of great sopranos such as Marina Krilovici, Cellia Costea and Mirsini Margariti. She had also participated in masterclasses held by Cheryl Studer, Sonia Theodoridou and Antonis Koronaios. Her debut as a soloist was in the role of Pamina in the opera The Magic Flute from the art group “Quore Per Arte.” Then she performed Gaia in the Lifeline/Hymn of Gaia by the Gaia Art Group, Olga in the Merry Widow at the Athens Music Hall and the Athens State Orchestra as well as a concert with the Athens Youth Symphonic Orchestra for the presentation of the opera Helen by Antonis Karatzikis, where she held the lead role. Her career began as a member of the choir of the Greek National Opera, followed by partnerships with Camerata and concerts at the Athenaum Maria Callas Conservatory. As an actress she worked with the Greek Art Theater as well as the theater group Sunny–T and she has taken part in featurettes and movies. She also plays and teaches piano and santur. Her last santur performance was with the Mobile Orchestra in Mikis Theodorakis Aksion Esti.