Katerina Mina - Soprano
The Snowmaiden
Bloomsbury Theatre

Katerina Mina, a fiery Kupava, projected her sweeping lines with assurance and conviction.

Yehuda Shapiro – Opera Magazine

 

La Voix Humaine
Grimeborn Opera Festival

The casting of Katerina Mina is perfect. She is young, elegant, and her singing is superb.

Tom Aitken – Plays to See

 

Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni

Leading an outstanding cast, Katerina Mina made a welcome return to Bahrain to sing an stupendous Donna Elvira and her interaction with Jonathan Sells’ Leporello made his Madamina, il catalogo è questo all the more fun.

George Younis

 

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Katerina Mina

 

Biography

London-based opera singer Katerina Mina is a Greek-Cypriot-born Spinto Soprano. After her initial studies in Cyprus, Katerina moved to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, having received full scholarships from the Corporation of London and the A. G. Leventis Foundation. Katerina was initially training to become a concert pianist, but her love and passion for singing eventually took over. It was a few years after she joined the Guildhall School of Music & Drama that Katerina decided to devote herself to singing and embark her artistic career as an opera singer. Meanwhile her repertoire changed to the heavier roles of the Spinto Soprano.

Katerina has recently performed the roles of Kupava at UCOpera’s production of The Snowmaiden by Rimsky-Korsakov at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London, Giorgetta from Puccini’s Il Tabarro with Skull of Yorick Productions and Santuzza from Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana with the CYSO. Other operatic roles include Donna Elvira Don Giovanni with Staatstheater Cottbus, Elle La Voix Humaine at Grimeborn Opera Festival & Kypria International Music Festival, Nedda I Pagliacci with the Kolobov Novaya Opera of Moscow, Violetta La Traviata and Fiordiligi Cosi Fan Tutte with the European Chamber Opera, Vivika Vaftistikos with the CSO, Mimi La Bohème with British Youth Opera and Karolka Jenufa with English Touring Opera.

 

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At the concert platform Katerina performed recently with the State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra under Enrique Bátiz, and as a special special guest in Rick Wakeman’s symphonic concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with Orion Symphony Orchestra. Further concert performances include Verdi’s Requiem and Beethoven’s Choral Symphony no.9 with the London Chorus at St. John’s Smith Square, Haydn’s Nelson & Little Organ Mass at Shrewsbury Abbey, Tippett’s Negro Spirituals & Fanshawe’s African Sanctus with the Manama Singers in Bahrain, Pitta’s Symphonic Piece 1973 at Athens Megaron with the National Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of ERT, Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Stanley Hall Opera, Haydn’s Scena di Berenice with the Georgisches Kammerorchester, A. Sakali’s oratorio Liturgy beneath the Acropolis with Oxford Philomusica, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Theodoraki’s Oratorios and Duparc’s Orchestral Songs with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.

Katerina has performed at International Music Festivals STARMUS, KYPRIA, Manolis Kalomiris, Around the Piano, Roman River Music, Grimeborn, London Song Festival, and Eure poetique et Musicale in France. She participated in Masterclasses with José Cura, Nelly Miricioiu, John Fisher, Lubov Stuchevskaya and Dmitri Jurowski, and appeared live at BBC London Radio show 94.9 FM, ‘A World In London’.

Katerina sings regularly at international venues such as the Auditorio de Tenerife, Buxton Opera House, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Shrewsbury Abbey, Hackney Empire, Sheldonian Theatre, Bloomsbury Theatre, St James’s Piccadilly, St John’s Smith Square, Konzerthaus Berlin, Gasteig Munich, De Montfort Hall, Lichtwarksaal Hamburg, Steinway-Haus Hamburg & Munich, Les Invalides Paris, ‘Juhlasali’ of the Helsinki City Hall, ZIL Culture Centre Moscow, the Athens & Thessaloniki Concert Halls amongst others.

Katerina will be singing the title role of Tosca, Maddalena in Andrea Chénier and Desdemona in Otello for the American National Opera Company’s U.S.A and European Tours. Katerina will also sing Elisabetta in Don Carlos in a new film production by Enzo Sisti, conducted by Plácido Domingo. In the following months Katerina will perform with the Philharmonia Orchestra at Teatro alla Scala in Milan and will record her first Album with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Grzegorz Nowak.

Katerina Mina is a winner in two international singing competitions, as well as the recipient of the Russian Federation’s Medal for ‘Peace and Friendship’. Her first Single Rainbow of Light Anthem by UK composer Linda Lamon and UK producer Nigel Stonier, has being released on iTunes and all digital outlets on 22 December 2015 for Winter Solstice. Moreover, Katerina’s CD with pianist Elena Mouzalas, features Chopin’s 17 Polish Songs & Schumann’s Frauenliebe und-Leben.

 

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