Cynthia Makris has achieved an international reputation for her interpretations of some of opera literature's most interesting and challenging heroines. Her present repertoire has at its core the dramatic roles of the Italian repertoire, such as Puccini's Turandot, Tosca, and Minnie, Verdi's Lady Macbeth and Abigaille, as well as Richard Strauss' Elektra and Salome.


Cynthia Makris' name is closely associated with Salome, which she has sung all over the world, including productions in Berlin, Tokyo, Strasbourg, Lisbon, Munich, the Australian Opera, the Scottish Opera, Hannover, Stuttgart, Helsinki, Philadelphia, and Rio de Janeiro.

Cynthia Makris portrayal of Lady Macbeth at the Savonlinna Opera Festival brought her international acclaim. Lady Macbeth was the role with which she made her debuts at La Scala and at the Teatro Coln. Her Covent Garden debut was as Abigaille.

Miss Makris has sung at La Scala, the Teatro Coln in Buenos Aires, the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, the Bavarian State Opera, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the State Opera in Berlin, the Royal Opera in Stockholm, the Opra du Rhin in Strasbourg, the Flemish Opera, the Welsh National Opera, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, the Teatro Bellini in Catania, the Opra de Normandie, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Opra Comique, the Finnish National Opera, the Teatro Municipal in Santiago de Chile, the New Tokyo Opera, the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janiero, the Semper Oper in Dresden, the Royal Opera in Copenhagen, the Teatro Municipal in Sao Paolo, and the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City.

Cynthia Makris has a B.A. in Music Performance, thirty years of full-time experience singing major roles in opera houses all over the world. Her vast repertoire ranges from Donizetti, Bellini, Mozart, Beethoven, both of Alban Berg's heroines, Korngold, Schreker, most of Puccini's and Verdi's leading ladies as well as those of Richard Strauss and a few of Wagner's.

Cynthia is also a Certified Master Life Coach and brings the skills of NLP to her teaching, empowering her students at all moments. Her expressed goal is to give an understandable set of tools upon which a singer can always draw in any situation.

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