The internationally-acclaimed baritone born in Cyprus. He studied music and classical singing at the Athens Conservatoire and Lied and Oratorio at the Music Academy of Vienna. He studied Law in the University of Law in Athens.
In 1995, Kyros Patsalides won first prizes in the International Song Competition of the Budapest Opera. Shortly after, he embarked on a highly-successful international career singing a 100 principal baritone roles in opera, oratorium and operetta, including, Macbeth, Germont, Belcore, Marcello, etc.
He has appeared in a number of opera houses, various concert halls and international Festivals, such as the Staatsoper Wien, Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Teatro Comunale di Spoleto, Teatro Jovellanos di Gijon, the National Opera of Greece, Musikverein Wien, Konzerthaus Wien, Konzerthaus Berlin, Athens and Thessaloniki Megarons, Wiener Festwochen, Due Mondi in Spoleto, Athens International Festival in Herodion Atticus, etc. As a soloist he has collaborated with a number of orchestras including the Berliner Symphoniker, St. Petersburg KammerPhilarmonie, Orchestra Dell´Arena di Verona, Vienna Mozart Orchestra, Robert Schumann Philharmonic Orchestra, all the famous greek orchestras, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and many others.
The Cypriot soprano Zoe Nicolaidou, was part of the prestigious Paris Opera’s Young Artists Program after studying in Vienna's Music University.
She has received the Le Prix Lyrique du cercle Carpeaux in 2011 in Paris, that rewards the most noticeable young singer of the season, the Kyrenia Opera Prize 2013 as well as a fist prize in Schossoper Haldenstein 2007.
She has interpreted roles such as: Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Euridice and Amor in Orfeo ed Euridice, Serpetta in La Finta Giardiniera, a Flower girl in Parsifal, Mrs. Gobineau in The Medium, Amore in L’Incoronazione di Poppea and Popelka in Veselohra na moste (Martinu), Titania and The Night in The Fairy Queen.
Her concert repertoire covers works such as: Brahms Deutsches Requiem, Fauré Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, Bach’s B minor mass, Christmas Oratorio and Magnificat, Haydn’s Stabat Mater, Händel's The Messiah (Mozart version), Ravel's mélodies hébraïques, Schumann's Der Rose Pilgerfahrt (Die Rose).
She has made her debut at Paris National Opera under great conductors such as Philippe Jordan (Suor Angelica), Bernharndt Kontarsky (Faust, Fenelon), Dan Ettinger (Le Nozze di Figaro), Thomas Hengelbrock (Orpheus und Euridike). Further collaborations have included: Jun Maerkl, Jean- Christophe Spinosi, Markus Bosch, Antoni Ros Marba.
She has sung in notable venues such as: Palais Garnier, Lincoln Center NEW YORK, Musikverein Wien, Rudolfinum Prague, Villa Medicis (Rome), Montpellier Opéra Corum, Opéra de Toulon, Amphithéatre (Bastille), Festival La Roque d’Anthéron, Festival Echternach, Festival Operklosterneuburg and has worked with orchestras such as: Real Filharmonia de Galicia, National Basque Orchestra, Thessaloniki State Orchestra, Porto National Orchestra, National Paris Opera Orchestra, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Mateus, Balthaasar Neumann Ensemble.
Future roles include her role debut of Violetta in La Traviata, and concerts in Musikverein, and in Bilbao and Madrid and on tour in France.