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Phyllis Demetropolous, Soprano

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The beautiful and gifted American soprano, Phyllis Demetropoulos, has performed extensively throughout Europe. After returning to the U.S. to perform some of her signature roles, Miss Demetropoulos made a highly acclaimed debut with Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre at the Palace of Congresses in the Kremlin to which she later returned to sing Madama Butterfly and Violeta with Bolshoi costars. She made an auspicious debut at the Kirov Opera in St. Petersburg and has since returned to Europe for extensive engagements with the state theaters of Greece, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Lativa, the Ukraine, Estonia, Georgia, and Russia.

Phyllis Demetropoulos sang a critically acclaimed La Traviata with the Nevada Opera Company in Las Vegas, Nevada and received their first standing ovation. She inaugurated the Natchez Opera Festival with Madama Butterfly. The soprano made her debut with the Memphis, Syracuse and Indianapolis operas, singing Alice Ford, and sang the Merry Widow with the Mobile Opera in her native city.

 

Miss Demetropoulos first attracted international attention when she made her European debut as Lisa in La Sonnambula at the International Festival in Corfu. She returned to Corfu to sing Ariadne, and made her debut with a Greek National Opera in Athens as Mimi in a gala new production of La Boheme.

Active on the concert stage as well, the soprano made her New York debut at Lincoln Center performing Rossini‘s Sabat Mater and the premiere of Dino Constantinides’ Lament of Antigone. Miss Demetropoulos earned her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Florida State University, and later graduated from the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.

Professional Performances in Opera include:

The National Opera of Greece in Athens, Greece (where she performed as House Soprano from 1981-1989)

The Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Russia

 Kremlin, Palace of Congresses, Moscow, Russia

Kirov Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia

National Theatre in Warsaw, Poland

Prague State Opera in Prague, Czechoslovakia

Odessa National Academic Theatre in Odessa, Ukraine

The Estonia National Opera in Tallinn Estonia

Tbilisi Opera in Tbilisi, Georgia

Riga Opera House in Riga, Latvia

Sofia National Opera in Sofia, Bulgaria

Hungarian State Opera in Budapest, Hungary

Mobile Opera in Mobile, Alabama

 Indianapolis Opera in Indianapolis, Indiana

Memphis Opera in Memphis, Tennessee

Syracuse Opera in Syracuse, New York

Las Vegas Opera in Las Vegas, Nevada 

Professional Performances include the roles of:

MIMI - LA BOHEME (Professional Debut)

CIO-CIO SAN - MADAMA BUTTERFLY

ELENA - MEFISTOFELE*

ANNA - ANNA BOLENA*

MARIA - MARIA STUARDA*

DONNA ELVIRA - DON GIOVANNI*

ELLETRA - IDOMENEO*

COUNTESS - MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

TOSCA - TOSCA*

LIU - TURANDOT*

ELVIRA - ERNANI*

LUISA - LUISA MILLER*

LADY MACBETH - MACBETH*

LEONORA - IL TROVATORE*

VIOLETTA - LA TRAVIATA

HANNA - DIE LUSTIGE WITWE (THE MERRY WIDOW)

ALICE FORD - FALSTAFF (Under the direction of Robert Driver)

*in preparation

From 1995-1997 she toured with the Broadway show of Phantom of the Opera as cast voice teacher and coach, and has taught privately in Mobile from 2002-2007. She is thrilled to be teaching again for students that are interested in vocal studies.

Agents include:

Kritas Productions - Europe

Columbia Artists Management (Cami) - North America

Richard Realmuto - North America

Ron Everts, Baritone and Violin

Mr. Ron Everts graduated from Indiana University in 1978 with a Master’s Degree. During his time at Indiana University, Mr. Ron studied under the legendary Heldon Tenor, James King. Upon his graduation from Indiana University, Mr. Ron Sang numerous roles in operas in the Philadelphia area including Germont in La Traviata,  Silvio in I Pagliacci, Lescaut in Manon, and Angelotti in Tosca. In 1987, he graduated from the Southwest Alabama Police Academy with the highest academic score at the Academy and second highest in Academy History. From 1987-1990 he was the Chief Deputy/Chief Investigator of Baldwin County. After serving as Chief Deputy, Mr. Ron traveled and sang with the German Opera from 1991-1995. Mr. Ron has received numerous Golden Addy Awards for writing and directing commercials including those for MADD, Milliken Carpet, various PSA's, KAP Auto. He was chosen by composer John Canfield to sing Boswell, the baritone lead, in the Indiana University debut of his successful musical, Mary Queen of Scots, and he was also chosen to sing Iago in duet with James King as Otello at Indiana University. Mr. Ron has been teaching voice and violin in our studio since 2015.

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