Emànuel Papadopoulos is an opera singer and performing artist. Over the last decade, he immersed himself in a multitude of academic and professional contexts, where he had the chance to cultivate and hone his art under the guidance of acclaimed artists such as Marlis Petersen, Sarah Tysman, Frank Hilbrich, Gary Jankowski, Alexia Voulgaridou, Valérie Guillorit, Susan Manoff, Tassis Christoyannis and Malcolm Martineau He started his music education at the American College of Greece and the Athens Conservatoire, receiving institutional scholarships. He holds a B.A. in Voice & Opera from the Berlin University of the Arts and the Conservatoire de Paris, and an M.A. in Voice Arts from the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp. While mastering the opera and lied repertoire, he is equally interested in interdisciplinary artistic practices, which is reflected in a multiplicity of collaborations and projects. He considers interdisciplinary thinking, where people involved in opera, theater and other stage arts discuss joint projects which give space to innovative and experimental approaches, to be crucial and essential. Notable engagements include his collaboration with Grammy Award-winning countertenor Derek Lee Ragin in London for the UK premiere of the opera Army of Lovers, composed by Mark Springer, and his role debut as Guglielmo in the opera Così fan tutte by W.A. Mozart at the Cosmopolis Festival in Greece. He was invited to perform at the opening of the contemporary art fair Paris Internationale in Paris and at the art performance Sacred Bands, held at the Art Night Festival in London. Since 2020, he has been an Atelier d'Excellence mentee. He is fluent in Greek, English, German, French and Italian.
As a Fulbright Artist, Emànuel will be visiting the voice studio of renowned opera singer and vocal educator Dimitri Kavrakos in New York City to explore experimental singing practices and examine aspects of opera performance in the form of practical artistic research.
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