Greek-Canadian soprano Andromahi Raptis has been hailed as “a name to remember” (Toute la Culture). As a current ensemble member at Staatstheater Nürnberg, she will next take the stage as Maria (West Side Story), Musetta (La Bohème), Sophie (Die Weiße Rose) and Niece (Peter Grimes). Her portrayal of Despina (Così fan tutte) was distinguished by Curt Magazin as a 2018-2019 season highlight from all stages in the Nürnberg and greater area. Andromahi recently debuted in two world premieres, at the Komische Oper Berlin as the Rooster in the children’s opera Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten and at the Staatsoper Hamburg as Elisabeth in Jan Dvořák’s Frankenstein, for which she was praised as “a discovery” (Das Opernmagazin).
In 2016, the young soprano was a member of the studio of l’Opéra de Lyon, France, where she portrayed Bubikopf in Der Kaiser von Atlantis by Viktor Ullmann. She took Munich’s Prinzregententheater by storm in 2017 with the demanding part of the Controller in Jonathan Dove’s Flight. Other operatic roles have included Atalanta (Serse), Tangolita (Ball im Savoy), Musetta (La Bohème), Ilia (Idomeneo), Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance) and Amanda (Der Teufel auf Erden), along with Clorinde (Dr. Faust jun.) with Gärtnerplatztheater and Johanna (Sweeney Todd) with Oper Halle. For the 2015 Kurt Weill Festival, she performed Bessie in Mahagonny Songspiel and the Soprano Solo in Royal Palace. In Toronto, she was a chorus member with Opera Atelier of Toronto under the artistic direction of Marshall Pynkoski.
Fascinated by contemporary music, Andromahi has premiered several new works, such as Oriol Cruxient’s Manifest with the Münchner Rundfunk Orchester under the baton of Ulf Schirmer as well as Konstantia Gourzi’s Eros with the Bayerische Staatsorchester. She sang the Soprano in Claude Vivier’s Kopernikus with the 2014 Münchener Biennale and undertook the role of First Soprano in Wolfgang Rihm’s Jakob Lenz at Staatstheater Nürnberg. In 2019, she was awarded second prize at the 11th International Hilde Zadek Voice Competition, which emphasises 21st century opera.
In the concert realm, Andromahi has been heard as the first soprano in Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the Schwäbischer Oratorienchor and in Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Daimler Orchester. She also enriched her connection to German art song at the Franz-Schubert-Institut in 2012.
After obtaining an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Voice from the University of Toronto, Canada, Andromahi moved to Germany in 2013 to pursue a Master’s in Voice at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München and then a Master’s in Opera from the Theaterakademie August Everding.