American mezzo-soprano Erin Theodorakis enjoys an active career on the stage and in the concert hall. She has performed throughout the United States and Europe. A compelling storyteller, she engages audiences with her dynamic presence and expressive voice.
On stage, Ms. Theodorakis most recently joined the Aspen Opera Center as a fellowship singer, performing the role of Countess Charlotte Malcolm in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. In a review for the Aspen Times, Harvey Steiman wrote: "Erin Theodorakis not only nailed the sneaky wit in Charlotte, Carl-Magnus' resourceful wife, but found shadings of meaning in Every Day a Little Death."
In 2017, Ms. Theodorakis had the pleasure of performing the leading role of Jo March in Mark Adamo's Little Women with the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Also with the Shepherd School, she performed the roles of Mrs. McLean in Carlisle Floyd's Susannah and La Natura in Cavalli's La Calisto. With Opera Chapman, her other roles have included Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus and La Vecchia Zita in Gianni Schicchi.
Last November, Ms. Theodorakis made her debut with Pacific Opera Project in their production of Hansel and Gretel, playing the role of the Mother.
On the concert stage, Ms. Theodorakis' solo engagements have included featured solos in Bach’s Magnificat, the Vivaldi Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, and Mendelssohn's Elijah, to name a few. In 2015, she collaborated with the Pacific Symphony for their "For the Love of Bernstein" concert, and sang the “Doa Daa Day” trio from Trouble in Tahiti under the baton of maestro Carl St.Clair. She returned in 2016 to sing the role of Ruth in Pirates of Penzance for their Family Musical Mornings concert series. For four years in a row between 2014 and 2017, Ms. Theodorakis was awarded first place in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Los Angeles Competition in her division. Last year, Ms. Theodorakis was recognized as a district winner in the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition for the San Diego District. She went on to win an encouragement award at the Regional Competition in Los Angeles.
Ms. Theodorakis holds a Master’s degree in Voice Performance from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, where she was a recipient of the Shepherd School’s Provost Award. Originally from Southern California, Ms. Theodorakis graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Music degree in both Vocal Performance and Music Education. She studies with Reid Bruton.