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as anne trulove

The Rake’s Progress DVD, 2020

“The performance of this young soprano is magnificent: the voice is clear, of a rich precision, the attitude is dignified and touching in this role of deceived and neglected woman. She is Ideal …”

-Crescendo Magazine

“a compelling singer of Anne Truelove. Hannigan found her in the Greek Aphrodite Patoulidou, moving effortlessly through the difficult passages of her part. The best-known piece from the opera is Anne’s great aria, written in baroque style, which Patoulidou crowned with a radiant, long-held high C.”

-Klassik-Begeistert

“grandiose vocal performances with a distinctive stage presence and skilful gestural admixture. Patoulidou, in particular, can let her energy out without over-revving, creating a strong but not kitschy image of Anne.”

-Pizzicato

“The big scene of Anne at the end of the first act makes Aphrodite Patoulidou, devotedly accompanied by Hannigan…as the central moment of the performance.”

-Opera Lounge

“…and especially Aphrodite Patoulidou (Anne), a soprano whose beauty of voice can be compared to the beauty of the stars in the summer sky! A phenomenal voice with all the attributes of charm in the true sense of the word. A magnificent move by Hannigan and it is clear that she sought and found an equal here.”

-Elegant Classics

“…Aphrodite Patoulidou makes for an appealing Anne…”

-The Arts Desk

“Aphrodite Patoulidou est grecque, et la tragédie est son milieu naturel. Affaire de regard, de port de tête, de profil. Grave, sérieuse, sincère. Elle est de vocation une Ann Truelove. Le timbre est d’une beauté prenante, incarnée, charnelle, évidente. Il est des voix qui ont de naissance les couleurs du drame, où l’âme palpite avec presque impudeur, c’est son cas. Elle est bouleversante de sincérité, de tendresse et de virtuosité à la fois dès l’air « Quiet Night » au premier acte, suivi de sa prière « O God Protect dear Tom » et de la cabalette « I go to Him ».”

-Forum Opera

The Rake’s Progress, Ojai Music Festival, California 2019

“stunning soprano Aphrodite Patoulidou”

-Classical Voice America

“Soprano Aphrodite Patoulidou gave a magnificent performance as Anne Trulove, a role that launched Hannigan’s operatic career.”

-Santa Barbara Independent

“Aphrodite Patoulidou’s elegance as both singer and actress put her a class above”

-LATimes

The Rake’s Progress, Aldeburgh Music Festival, Snape Maltings 2019

“Greek soprano Aphrodite Patoulidou as a pure-toned Anne Trulove. …her Cabaletta had just the right steely determination and her closing lullaby, ‘And no word from Tom’, wonderfully tender, its heartbreak delivered the evening’s emotional climax.”

-Opera Today

The Rake’s Progress, Brussels 2019

“The young singer with the predestined name Aphrodite Patoulidou interprets Anne Trulove and scores in a limpid voice, deep yet in a very noble design. The notes oscillate between richness and clarity with precision.”

-Ôlyrix

“A strong voice that can hold a pianissimo nicely”

-Klassiek Centraal

“The young singer Aphrodite Patoulidou fantastically plays an Anne Trulove clear, precise, deep, full of emotion, with a voice that runs clean on the seats. I sign her name.”

-MundoClasico / Bélgica

The Rake’s Progress, Gothenburg 2018

“Aphrodite Patoulidou makes Anne Trulove’s aria in the first act into a beautiful soprano jewelry, which raises expectations for her big scene in the second act. And then it happens. Elegantly and dramatically, she turns up to her high C, and I shiver.”

-Borås Tidning

“a rare strong and wonderful Anne Truelove. (…) And when Patoulidou sings the famous scene “No word from Tom” the tears continue to flow – along my cheeks. Because we are with her, inside and out. Up against the highest difficult tone, like a projectile in a dark space of uncertainty.”

-Expressen

“Α charming young and vibrant “Rake’s Progress” performed by the sweetest voices where Aphrodite Patoulidou’s incisive golden lustrous soprano voice makes Anne Truelove the show’s shimmering focus.”

– Dagens Nyheter

Lonely Child

Vivier, Lonely Child, Gothenburg Symfoniker 2021

“the expressive Greek soprano Aphrodite Patoulidou, who displayed a shimmering, transparent timbre and sense of dramatic connection that called to mind conductor Hannigan’s own gripping style as a singing actress.”

-Bachtrack

“the charismatic soprano Aphrodite Patoulidou who gave a heartbreaking voice to the more ritually colored work “Lonely child “. The naked, self-revealing tone of the concert, however, was set from the beginning, surprisingly, when Patoulidou from a position outside the hall performed a Greek lullaby with her own accompaniment on key harp (!).”

-Dagens Nyheter

Vivier, Lonely Child, Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele 2021

“Aphrodite Patoulidou, on the other hand, fills the leading role in “Lonely Child” by Claude Vivier, an important Canadian composer of the twentieth century, with gripping intimacy, clarity in the high register and colourful nuances.”

-FAZ

Vivier, Lonely Child, Ojai Music Festival 2019

“the perfect Ojai moment in exotic “Lonely Child,” a gorgeous performance featuring the EQ soprano Aphrodite Patoulidou.”

LA Times

“… But it was the evening’s final piece and presentation that had fans leaping to their feet and exuberantly applauding. Claude Vivier’s “Lonely Child” was rendered with compelling beauty by soprano Aphrodite Patoulidou, a rising star with many talents. In two nights at the festival, she has quickly garnered a following for her vocal clarity and expression. Her “Lonely Child” performance with the LUDWIG ensemble conducted by festival music director Barbara Hannigan was hauntingly beautiful.”

— Ojai Valley News

“The soprano Aphrodite Patoulidou was an entrancing soloist in Vivier’s “Lonely Child,” a head trip of a piece in a musical language both direct and mysterious.”

-The New York Times

“stellar soprano Aphrodite Patoulidou embodying the mystical texts.”

-Santa Barbara Independent

as Belinda

Dido and Aeneas, Teatro Real Madrid 2019

“Surprising and highly effective the performance of Aphrodite Patoulidou as Belinda: she is graceful, refined, she has a very beautiful voice, whispering and gives body to a necessary character. She is Greek, I could not expect anything else, because she carries in her blood and in her name, the elixir of gods and myths.”

-Operaclick

“Belinda by Aphrodite Patoulidou, with a beautiful timbre and great projection, which shone remarkably..”

-Codalario

Photo by Bernd Uhlig

“Soprano Aphrodite Patoulidou as Belinda made a strong impression.”

-Seen and Heard International

“impeccable work from Aphrodite Patoulidou as a sweet Belinda..”

-Operawire

Dido and Aeneas, Staatsoper Berlin 2019

“Aphrodite Patoulidou’s Belinda was one of the more memorable soloists. Her voice was pleasing with its purity and sweetness.”

Operawire

“eine volle, überaus warme Stimme, souverän geführt.”

-Hundert 11 – Konzertgänger in Berlin

as Sophie Scholl

Weisse Rose, National Opera of Greece, 2018

“Immersive interpretation!”

-Vimagazino, Athens

“healthy timbre with great comfort in the high notes, the musicality, the vernacular pronunciation of the German language, the concentration on stage, ideally served a most difficult role!”

– Athinorama

“Patoulidou in a role of the highest vocal and hypocritical demands and at the same time, with extremely difficult kinesiology (she sang for long on the ground!) Filled the stage with the emotion and the spasmodic intensity of her voice and with her body – language she stressed the despair, the fear, the psychic vibrations of Sophie.”

-Athen’s Voice

“Soprano Aphrodite Patoulidou impressed, as she fully responded to the high demands of her role.”

to spirto

“ soprano Aphrodite Patoulidou, who through the certainly more advantageous but also more vocally demanding role of Sophie, which requires superhuman strength, offers generous promises of future impressive evolution in international waters: the (…) multi-talented soprano gives a shocking performance.”

-totetartokoudouni

“The triumphant, however, is the twenty-six-year-old Aphrodite Patoulidou! Performing from the beginning of the play and for almost one third of its length on the floor, she responds more than ideally to the almost exterminating interpretive, hypocritical -and even physical to a degree- demands of its role.”

– Music Paper

as ELLE

La Voix Humaine, Berlin 2018

“Aphrodite Patoulidou is gifted with an expressive face and has a beautiful voice that can express a wide variety of emotions. She is greatly at home both in parlé chanté and at trips to the high register. “

Opern- & Konzertkritik Berlin

“Aphrodite Patoulidou impresses in her 45-minute Poulenc solo number as an abandoned woman on the phone especially in flowing “Parlandoton” as well as in violent emotional outbursts.”

-Hundert 11 – Konzertgänger in Berlin
The Lost Labyrinth by Kevin Houben, Harmonieorkest, Conductor Manu Mellaerts, Brussels Koninklijk Conservatorium, March 2017.

The Lost Labyrinth

Brussels 2017

“Aphrodite Patoulidou enchanted in the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Invited by the Harmonieorkest Symphony Orchestra, the Greek soprano impressed with her interpretation”

-Euronews
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