Marina Krilovici

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Marina Krilovici has performed in the biggest theatres of the world: Hamburg, Vienna, Chicago, Metropolitan Opera New York, Covent Garden, Rome, Berlin, Paris, Lisbon, La Fenice, Munich, Montreal. In 1968 and 1969, she was heard at the Opera House in Toronto as Tosca. In the years 1970-1978 she appeared at the Staatsoper in Vienna in roles like Santuzza, Tosca and Elisabetta in Verdi's Don Carlos. In 1972, she performed at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Santuzza. Other guest appeatances at La Fenice in Venice (1971 as Tosca), the Covent Garden Opera London (1971, Aida), the Teatro San Carlos Lisbon (1975 as Manon Lescaut and 1978 as Tosca), the Opera du Rhin, Strasbourg (1976, Tatiana in "Eugene Onegin"), the Opera de Monte Carlo (1979, Elisabetta), La Monnaie (1979, Amelia in Donizetti's "Il Duca d'Alba"), and the Scottish Opera in Glasgow (1980, Tosca). In 1985-1986, she made a guest appearance at the Opéra de Wallonie Liege as Tosca. Also a guest in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Mexico City and 1982-85 several times in Athens, where she sang Leonore in "La forza del destino" by Verdi.
Marina Krilovici had a very successful career also in US, making her debut there in 1972 at the San Francisco Opera as Aida, From 1972-1974, she sang at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Mimi and as Cio-Cio-San. She sang at the Opera House of New Orleans in 1975 as Tosca and appeared at Miami Opera in 1979 as Elisabetta in "Don Carlos". In the seasons 1973-1974 and 1975-1977 she was engaged at the New York Metropolitan Opera where she sang Cio-Cio-San, Giorgetta in Puccini's "Il Tabarro", and Leonora in "Il Trovatore".
She sang next to the biggest singers (Domingo, Pavarotti, Gobbi, Carreras, Bruson, Giaurov, Ghiuselev, Guelfi, Cossotto, Verrett, Martinucci) and conductors (Abbado, Solti, Santi, Stein, Maazel, Muti and many others). Marina Krilovici was not only known for her magnificent voice quality, but her incredible stage presence and personality and her ability to give another dimension to the characters which she interpreted made her performances of Tosca, Butterfly, Aida and Santuzza really memorable!
In the early 90s, her Greek nationality on her mother's side in addition to her marriage to the great baritone Kostas Paschalis brought her to Athens where she started her collaboration with the Athens National Opera. There, she was very warmly welcomed and loved by the Greek audience. She sang at the Herodion and the Athens Concert Hall. Her new career as a teacher at the "Maria Callas Athenaeum Conservatory" gives her the opportunity to pass on her international experience to young singers and her devotion and love towards them has made her very successful. Many of her students are already following her steps in big theaters all over the world! She is also participating as a member of the Jury in many international competitions and giving master classes in several places in the world.

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