The studios were established November of 2019 in honor of Metropolitan Opera Contralto, Yeoryia Megremis. Yeoryia opened her studios as an outlet to help singers at different stages of career and technical development. Over the years her experience with all kinds of talents, including her own, has taught her that one thing is most important. That is that a singer must sing, sing often, and sing often in front of other people.
Performance is the best way to strengthen technique, stage presence, and general effectiveness. We offer a number of low pressure performance opportunities at the studios. We want to help you become a better performer!
WHAT WE OFFER
REHEARSAL SPACES: Catering to vocalists, instrumentalists, actors, choral groups and special events. YS provides a safe and acoustically sound environment appropriate for voices, instruments and movement. With our own in-house piano tuner, our pianos are in-tune and in good posture.
OPPORTUNITIES: YS is also producing Master Classes, partnering with a few Agents, Managers, Coaches, Directors and other bodies of knowledge to provide educational and transformational opportunities for budding and professional singers.
RENTAL SPACE: We offer spaces for business meetings, birthday parties and other types of social gatherings.
Bookings available by appointment
IN MEMORIAM : YEORYIA MEGREMIS
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.