Angeliki Theoharis, mezzo-soprano, voice
The rich dramatic mezzo-soprano voice of Angeliki Theoharis has been heard as a soloist throughout Italy, the United States and in major New York City venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and CAMI. She received accolades for her Off-Broadway portrayal of The Witch in Hansel and Gretel. “But none can match the sheer vocal prowess of Theoharis, whose voice can only be compared to a racing waterfall: at once stunning and incredibly, frighteningly powerful. And yet, her magnetic presence leant itself to many laughs, as well. From the moment her bright-clad form came onstage, all eyes were glued and lips helplessly caught in ongoing laughter”. Olga Privman, The Review Fix (NYC)
Ms. Theoharis had the pleasure of singing Eboli in Don Carlo with the legendary bass, Jerome Hines.
“As Azucena, the gifted mezzo, Angeliki Theoharis, ground out her hair-raising chest notes and nailed her top ones with courage and thrilling beauty”. Susan Larson, The Boston Globe
“As Santuzza, the heroine of Cavalleria, Theoharis displayed a voice like a canon, capable of launching one big, solid note after another, and created a largely sympathetic character”. T.J. Medreck, The Boston Herald
Other roles include Amneris, Frugola, La Principessa, Zita in Il Trittico, Fricka, Dame Quickly, Ulrica, Dido, Orlofsky, Laura in La Gioconda, Baba in The Medium, Mother/Witch in Hansel and Gretel, The Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, and the title role in Carmen. Ms. Theoharis has portrayed many of the standard Gilbert and Sullivan contralto roles; she has been a featured soloist in the Requiems of Verdi, Mozart and Durufle, Handel’s Messiah, Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio, Beethoven’s Ninth and Rossini’s Stabat Mater.
Of her performance in Verd[‘s Requiem in Boston’s Jordan Hall Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe proclaimed “Mezzo Angeliki Theoharis boasts distinctive timbre, steadiness of tone, and considerable power”.
Appearances with regional companies include Opera Manhattan, Lyric Opera of New York, Regina Opera (NYC), NYC Hellenic Music Foundation, Commonwealth Opera, New England Light Opera, Boston Bel Canto Opera, Opera Boston, Masterworks Chorale, Paul Madore Chorale and Assabet Valley Mastersingers. For several years she was the principal mezzo soloist for the award winning outreach company, Opera To Go. Ms. Theoharis performed Erda, Flosshilde and First Norn in the U.S premiere of Tales from Der Ring des Nibelungen. Ms. Theoharis, a well-respected interpreter and advocate of new music, has created roles for several world premieres.
Angeliki Theoharis has been teaching for over 30 years. She maintains an active private studio in St. Petersburg, Florida and is currently adjunct voice faculty at The University of Tampa. She has a BM in vocal performance from The New England Conservatory of Music, with academic distinction and a MM in opera from The Boston Conservatory. Ms. Theoharis looks forward to mentoring promising young artists of the future.