Hailed as an “entrancing soloist” by the NY Times, greek soprano Aphrodite Patoulidou leads an international career appearing in theatres such as Staatsoper Berlin, La Monnaie, Teatro Real Madrid, Greek National Opera; in concert halls such as the Berliner Philharmonie, Gothenburg Konserthuset, Snape Maltings, Bruges Concertgebouw, Utrecht’s TivoliVredenburg and festivals such as the Ojai Music Festival in California, Flanders Festival, La Monnaie Sleepover, Dresden Music Festival and Ludwigsburg Festival. She is a member of the Equilibrium Young Artists Initiative by Barbara Hannigan, and a guest in the company of Sasha Waltz. She has collaborated with conductors such as Kirill Petrenko, Barbara Hannigan and Chris Moulds.
Her interpretations of Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress), Elle (La Voix Humaine), Belinda (Dido & Aeneas), Sophie Scholl (Weisse Rose) and Claude Vivier’s Lonely Child have been praised by the international press. Apart from opera, she also engages in concert work, lieder programs and body/voice improvisations.
Aphrodite can be seen on screen featuring in documentaries such as “Taking Risks” by Accentus, “Rétro” by Particia Nedzwiecki and in films such as “Twinkle, twinkle little star” by Greek Toys, a series for children for which she wrote the music.
She has a passion for folk music, taking pictures, and writing (column: “#liveyourdreamρε”). Her first illustrated cycle of poetry was published in Greece in 2011 as a national first prize winner and she has received various awards for her writings. She also directed her own show of singers and dancers and has conducted the Greek Choir of Brussels.
Aphrodite studied at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki (class of Angelica Cathariou), the Royal Flemish Conservatorium of Brussels (class of Dinah Bryant), University of Arts Berlin (class of Aris Argiris) and spent some quality time in Paris. She has also studied modern and folk singing and plays the piano and guitar. She likes snow and comic books. Not necessarily combined.