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ABOUT

Praised for her "lavishly flowing mezzo-soprano" (Der Opernfreund) Dimitra Kalaitzi is an ensemble member of the Staatsoperette Dresden since 2022/2023. Born in Thessaloniki, the young Greek artist graduated with distinction from the Neo Conservatory of Thessaloniki in the class of Barbara Tsampali. She continued her vocal studies in Germany at the University of Music and Dance in Cologne earning a Bachelor's and Master's degree under the tutelage of Prof. Brigitte Lindner, Johannes Martin Kränzle and Dalia Schaechter. She further studied Lied performance at the University of Music, Theater and Media in Hannover with Prof. Jan Philip Schulze and Prof. Gudrun Pelker. Dimitra continues developing her technique under the guidance of KS Christa Mayer.

In the season 2013/2014 the young artist made her professional debut on the stage of Theater Aachen in the role of the third wood-sprite in Dvořák's Rusalka. In 2014/2015, still an undergraduate student, she joined the opera studio of the Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen impressing with her "youthful fresh and promising mezzo-soprano" (Die Deutsche Bühne) as Young Anna and Ptica žuna in I.Žebeljan's world premiere Nahod Simon. In the following seasons she performed with companies such as Bonn, Krefeld-Mönchengladbach, Dortmund, Innsbruck and the Staatsoperette Dresden. From 2018/2019 to 2021/2022 she was an ensemble member of the Mittelsächsisches Theater.

Her stage repertoire includes roles such as Prinz Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Secretary (The Consul), Cendrillon (title role), Bersi (Andrea Chenier), Frugola (Il tabarro), Marie (Frau Luna),  the Third Wood-sprite (Rusalka), Juno (Semele), Jacob (Gold!) among others. Dimitra opens the 2022/2023 season in the Staatsoperette Dresden with her debut as Frau Reich in O.Nicolai's Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor. Further season highlights include her debut as Suza in the german stage premiere of J.Beer's Polnische Hochzeit and a new production of Die Fledermaus as Prinz Orlofsky.

As a concert and Lied singer she has performed in venues such as the Beethoven-Haus Bonn, the Erholungshaus Leverkusen and the Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal. She has recorded the part of il Consiglio (Rappresentatione di Anima et di Corpo) for Dom Radio Köln. In her homeland, Greece, Dimitra has collaborated with the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra singing the alto solo parts in H. Wolf's Christnacht and W. A. Mozart's Requiem.

 

She holds a scholarship from the Richard Wagner Society and the Yehudi Menuhin -Live Music Now Köln.