Sharin Apostolou, Soprano

Soloist in Family Holiday Concerts

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 “dazzlingly 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. Last season saw debuts with Opera Southwest as Jemmy in Guillaume Tell and UrbanArias in the title role of Randall Eng’s Florida, a return to Charlottesville Opera as The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, and appearances in concert with the Mid-Atlantic and Knoxville Symphonies. In the 2018-2019 season, she appeared in concert with Alpine Theatre Project, sang Jenny in Threepenny Opera with Syracuse Opera, Guinevere in Camelot with Charlottesville Opera.  2019-20 has included a return to Syracuse Opera as Despina in Così fan tutte.

Operetta and musical theatre roles include Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel and Guinevere 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.