Her international singing career started around 2005 in Germany with collaborations with Staatsoper Stuttgart, Kammertheater der Staatsoper Stuttgart, Staatsballet Stuttgart, Theatre National Luxembourg a.o., but it was in 2007 when she sang her first title role as Carmen in Bizet’s « Carmen » at the « Monschau Klassik » Festival. Her Greek debut followed in Thessaloniki Concert Hall, with the role of Cleopatra in Handel’s « Giulio Cesare« , from which she got great critics from the Greek and international press, as well as the Prize of The Best New Artist by the Greek Critics Association (2008). For the same role, the english magazine « Opera Now » listed her as one of the most promising artists of the next generation. Greece honoured her success with a nomination by the Greek magazine « Life and Style » for the Woman of the Year Awards in the category International Greek Woman. She has sung so far in many opera houses and festivals, among them: Staatsoper Stuttgart, National Theater Luxemburg, Festival Aix-en-Provence, Festival Mozart Toujours in Salzburg, Thessaloniki and Athens Concert Hall, Teatro Cilea Reggio Calabria, Knoxville Opera, Bunkamura Theatre Tokyo a.o. and collaborated with orchestras such as RAI Torino, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Athens and Thessaloniki National Orchestra, Orchestra of Coulors, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theater Minsk, St Paul’s Sinfonia, a.o. Her name became of international fame, after her participation in the live TV broadcast of Verdi’s opera « Rigoletto« , next to Placido Domingo, under Zubin Mehta. Her U.S debut followed in 2011, with Verdi’s « Otello » (Knoxville Opera). In the last years, she has performed many great roles of the operatic repertory, such as Tosca, Amneris, Adalgisa, Carmen, Desdemona.
Spoken languages: Greek (mother language), German, Italian, English (fluently) French, Spanish (conversational).
Web site: www.kassandradimopoulou.com
Voice type: Mezzosoprano
Artistic Director at: Hellenic Opera Corporation
Artistic Director at: Greek Opera Festival
Blog (owner): www.santadellalirica.blogspot.com
Leading member at: www.skullofyorickproductions.com
Director / Instructor at: Opera Studio Skull of Yorick Productions