Possessing a rare voice, Yeoryia Megremis is a true contralto with a ringing upper register, which enables her to be equally at ease in the grand opera repertoire of mezzo-soprano roles. She has been acclaimed in America and abroad, not only for the extraordinary richness of her voice but also for her powerful acting and remarkable versatility in a wide variety of roles.
Ms. Megremis has achieved special success for her performances of Azucena (Il Trovatore), Amneris (Aida), and the Principessa in Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur. Connecticut’s The Advocate wrote: “Yeoryia Megremis was the star of the evening, with a perfectly focused contralto, making her performance of the old gypsy woman, Azucena, a brilliant one. In addition to her superb vocal technique, her dramatic interpretation sent shivers down the spine.”
The Daily Record of Northwest, New Jersey, wrote: “A vigorous young singer, Yeoryia Megremis had the agility of a Navajo medicine woman. She sang Azucena to perfection.”
Yeoryia Megremis brought welcome power and good stage presence to her role as the Principessa,” wrote Bill Zakariasen of the New York Daily News.
In addition to her operatic appearances, Ms. Megremis is frequently heard in diverse oratorio performances ranging from Bach to Mahler and has received great acclaim for her performance of Verdi’s Requiem in New York’s Avery Fisher Hall. Ms. Megremis sang the role of the Princess in the Lubo Opera’s premiere production of Kalman’s operetta The Dutchess of Chicago and La Principessa in Suor Angelica with Genesis Opera and the Verismo Opera of New Jersey. She also sang many times with Opera Classics