Annie Fassea studied classical singing at the Athenaeum Conservatory with Christina Giannakopoulou where she acquired her “Vocal Opera Diploma” with excellent and First-Class Honours, awarded 1st prize for outstanding performance in June 2017.
Parallel with her musical studies she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in the department of Oenology and Beverage Technology in 2015 from the Athens University of Applied Sciences.
During 2016/17 she was a member of the Greek National Opera Studio.
She has performed in the Greek National Opera (GNO) the role of Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro), Suor Osmina (Suor Angelica), Un’innamorata (Il tabarro), participated in a “Mozart Gala” with the ELSON Orchestra, performed in some concerts dedicated to other great composers such as Schubert and Schumann and sung in the choir for “Macbeth”, “Lohengrin” and “Idomeneo” .
Additionally, she has performed the roles of Papagena (The Magic flute), Nora (Riders to the Sea), Virginia (Raven revisited), “The Soprano” (in the children’s show “What’s going on with opera?”), “Cat/Hunter” (Peter and the Wolf), sung in the choir for “Carmen”, performed in multiple opera galas at the Athenaeum Concervatory and in events, concerts and festivals with the a cappella group “8tetto”.
She has attended masterclasses by Dimitri Kavrakos, Dimitris Tiliakos, Tasis Chrystogiannis, Christos Marinos, Aris Christofellis, Barbara Bonney, Eirini Tsirakidis, Dagmar Schellenberger, etc. and the Summer school for classical singing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
“During the Fulbright Artist grant period, I will be training in opera performance with the renowned singer/vocal coach Dimitri Kavrakos from the Metropolitan Opera. We will work on strengthening and solidifying my technique, improving my interpretation skills, expanding my repertoire, learning and memorizing opera roles. Through this experience I can learn so much more about the world of opera, I would have the opportunity to watch some of the best productions held worldwide, hear and meet important people in my field, work with both the Greek and American opera society living in New York and gain knowledge and new experiences from this enormous cultural center that would not only help me improve myself but also hopefully lead to a successful and fulfilling career.
After completing my studies in the U.S. my plan is to continue to perform in Greece and in other countries representing Greece, enter competitions, young artist programs and continue to participate in master classes for opera performance, in order to increase my knowledge and expand my opportunities.
In the long run I wish to find ways in strengthening a more creative relationship between Greece and the U.S. and my long-term plan is to be a part of the opera community that helps the younger generations of singers find their path.”