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  Soula Parassidis

  Born in 1981 in Vancouver, Greek-Canadian soprano Soula Parassidis studied voice with David Meek at the University of British Columbia, continuing her training with Cheryl Studer at the Hochschule für Musik, Würzburg. Since moving to Berlin in 2006, Ms. Parassidis has also worked closely with KS Brigitte Fassbaender and KS Karan Armstrong, with conductors Yves Abel, Stanley Dodds and Michael Abramovich, and with stage directors Elisabeth Stöppler and Jeannette Aster, among others.

Ms. Parassidis made her professional debut with the
Vancouver Opera Association as Soeur Alice in Dialogues des Carmélites, conducted by Jonathan Darlington. She also appeared in Canadian productions of Faust (Siebel), Idomeneo (Elettra) and sang the title roles in Cendrillon and Suor Angelica.

Ms. Parassidis made her European debut in 2006 as Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte at the Philharmonie, Berlin. The following year, she understudied the role of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam. In April, 2008, Ms. Parassidis appeared at Prague’s Dvorak Hall (Rudolfinum) as a featured soloist in the Prague Premieres Festival upon invitation by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Correspondances pour soprane et orchestre by Henri Dutilleux. Several of her recent concerts have been broadcasted on Radio France, RAI (Italy) and on Deutsche Welle International.

  Recipient of numerous prizes and awards, Ms. Parassidis was Western Canada winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2006 and presented the Metropolitan Opera Encouragement Award for young singers (2007). Ms. Parassidis’ future plans include the Fifth Maid in Elektra with the Taipei Symphony (Taiwan) under Martin Fischer-Dieskau.

She sings for the first time in a baroque recital with Ensemble Archilegio.
soula parassidis