Sharin Apostolou, soprano
Greek-American soprano Sharin Apostolou represents the new generation of classical singing artist, bringing international acclaim to her specialties of Baroque and early music, contemporary opera, and the repertoire of the American Musical Theatre. The Oregonian has described her singing as “dazzingly exuberant with a lovely, high, clear coloratura.” She has appeared with many important opera and musical theatre companies beginning with the title roles in Rodelinda (Portland Opera) and La Calisto (Portland Baroque Orchestra), Belinda in Dido and Aeneas (Macau International Music Festival), Serpina in La serva padrona (Operafestival di Roma), Adele in Die Fledermaus (Baltimore Concert Opera), Nannetta in Falstaff (Utah Opera), Adina in L’elisir d’amore (Opera Delaware), Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia (Shreveport Opera) and Clotilde in Norma at the Caramoor Festival. For the 2016-2017 season, she debuts with the Center for Contemporary Opera in the US premier of Louis Andriessen's Odysseus' Women/Anais Nin, as well as with New York City Opera for Resphigi's La campana sommersa, and returns to The Little Opera Theatre of New York as Nell Gwynn for the NY premier of Carlisle Floyd's latest opera, Prince of Players, and Ash Lawn Opera for her first Ado Annie in Oklahoma!. She will debut with Opera Southwest and return to the MidAtlantic Symphony in future seasons.
Operetta and musical theatre roles include Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel and Guenevere in Camelot (both with The Glimmerglass Festival), Mabel in Pirates of Penzance (Pensacola Opera), Yum-Yum in Mikado (Anchorage Opera), Valencienne in The Merry Widow (Utah Opera), Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (both with Ash Lawn Opera). She has worked with the American Repertory Theatre on Matt Aucoin’s Crossing as the Messenger and has been seen in Pops concerts with Opera Delaware, Vero Beach Opera, and the Mid-Atlantic Symphony.