Taxiarchoula Kanati - Biography
Verdi Requiem..”The Greek mezzo-soprano simply masterfully presented
the whole range of her demanding part.
At the same time her interpretation made clear the “high standards Verdi set:
extreme height and depth in all dynamic facets with a characteristic timbre.
One could think that Mrs. Kanati would have been the main soloist. She shone accordingly!“…
Taxiarchoula Kanati debuted in 2011 as Dido (Dido and Aeneas), followed by the roles of Baba (The Medium), Carmen (Carmen), Third Lady (Magic Flute), Alcina (Orlando Paladino), Charlotte (Werther) and Composer (Ariadne of Naxos). After several successful performances with Messa da Requiem by G. Verdi and Wesendonck Lieder by R. Wagner, Mrs. Kanati is preparing the first dramatic Roles of her repertoire. (Eboli, Santuzza, Brangäne, Venus, Jeanne d´arc.)
In April and July 2019, she has debut with the mezzo-part of the Missa Solemnis by Beethoven as well as 9th Symphony at the Concert Hall “Liederhalle-Beethovensaal” Stuttgart. In the field of contemporary music, Ms. Kanati has been invited by the composer Jochen Neurath to sing the world premiere of his dramatic song-cycle “Tears”, in a concert with Wagners Wesendonck-Lieder at the Richard-Wagner-Association Bamberg. Further concert appearances are scheduled in Germany, France, Denmark, Norway, Estland, Russia and Greece.
Taxiarchoula Kanati was finalist of the national competition 2016 in Berlin, awarded the “Unesco Youth International Song - Orchestra Contest in the category of Classical Song” and as a finalist of the 28th International Competition "Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg 2018" she was awarded a role in a world premiere of a new Faust opera for the Chamber Opera festival at Rheinsberg.
As a German scholar of the “Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany” scholarship she studied at the State Academy of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart with Prof. Turid Karlsen and Prof. Teru Yoshihara. As part of her vocal studies she participates in many masterclasses with Kammersängerin Karan Armstrong, Kammersängerin Brigitte Fassbaender, Mary Mills, Janet Williams, Thomas Moser, Klaus Sallmann, Stefan Schreiber and Ricard Hetherington.