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Name  Agnes Baltsa

Role  Soprano
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Education  Greek National Conservatoire
Albums  Songs My Country Taught Me, Requiem
Movies  Jose Carreras & Friends
Awards  Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording
Similar People  Anna Tomowa‑Sintow, Jose van Dam, Jose Carreras, Edita Gruberova, Herbert von Karajan

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Agni Baltsa (Greek: Aγνή Mπάλτσα; also known as Agnes Baltsa; born 19 November 1944) is a leading Greek mezzo-soprano singer.


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Baltsa was born in Lefkada. She began playing piano at the age of six, before moving to Athens in 1958 to concentrate on singing. She graduated from the Greek National Conservatoire in 1965 and then travelled to Munich to continue studying on a Maria Callas scholarship.

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Baltsa made her first appearance in an opera in 1968 as Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro at Frankfurt Opera, before going on to appear as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier at the Vienna State Opera in 1970. Under the guidance of Herbert von Karajan, she soon became a regular at the prestigious Salzburg Festival. She became Kammersängerin of the Vienna State Opera in 1980.

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Her most well known performance is that of Carmen by Georges Bizet, which she has sung a number of times with noted tenors such as José Carreras, Neil Shicoff, and others. She has also sung works by Mozart (notably Così fan tutte), Rossini (Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Cenerentola, Semiramide, L'italiana in Algeri), Mascagni (Cavalleria Rusticana), Saint-Saëns (Samson et Dalila), Verdi (Aida, La forza del destino, Il trovatore, Don Carlos), Bellini (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), and Donizetti (Il Campanello, Maria Stuarda).

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She also starred in the Austrian film Duett in 1992, playing an opera singer.

Agnes Baltsa and Jose Carreras in 'Carmen'


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