ANGELA KLEOPATRA SAROGLOU
Angela Kleopatra Saroglou is making her HGO debut. She studied at the School of Drama of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and since 1999 has worked as an assistant director for opera productions in Thessaloniki, at the Greek National Opera in Athens, and many opera houses in Europe. As a director she has staged Sauguet’s La Voyante, Galuppi’s L’amante di tutte, Carmen, and two contemporary chamber operas by Haris Vrondos for the Greek National Opera, as well as Handel’s Scipione for the Händel Festspiele in Bad Lauchstädt, Germany. She has directed scenic monologues from Schubert’s song cycles, Die schöne Müllerin and Winterreise, and recently did the dramaturgy and codirected The Marriage of Figaro for the Greek National Opera. As a dramaturg, Saroglou has collaborated with Arnaud Bernard for Nabucco (Arena di Verona) and La fanciulla del West (Mariinsky Theater). She also studied singing in Greece and Italy and until 2007 pursued a career as a solo and chorus singer.