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Described by Opera Canada as a “soprano of wonderful dimensions and a natural actress… with a distinctive voice [that] commands attention”, Lydia Skourides has garnered success in her native country of Canada, as well as Europe and Asia.

In 2006, after completing her Master’s Degree in Opera Performance at McGill University (Canada), she was admitted to the Flanders Opera Studio in Ghent, Belgium which was immediately followed by a Fest contract at Theater Dortmund in Germany where she was engaged for two years (2007-2009).

During her time in Dortmund, Lydia sang numerous roles including Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Marie (Die Verkaufte Braut), Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress), Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Elvira (L’italiana in Algieri), and Frau Hasentreffer (Der junge Lord). With numerous favourable reviews, her portrayal of Anne Trulove was particularly memorable, and she was described as “convincing as a singer as much as an actress.” (OperaPoint - 2008).

Following her contract in Dortmund, Lydia was invited to perform the role of Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte) at The Seoul Arts Center (Korea).

Since 2010, Lydia has undergone a Fach change and has been focusing on the repertoire of the light dramatic soprano. Her prepared roles include Senta (Der fliegende Holländer), Elsa (Lohengrin), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro), Liù (Turandot), Antonia (Les contes d'Hoffman), and Elizabetta (Don Carlo) among others.

Lydia is trilingual (English, French, German) with comprehensive skills in Italian, and holds both EU and Canadian citizenship.

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