Soprano Siranous Tsalikian has enjoyed a broad career in Greece and abroad. A former soloist of the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau (Germany), she has presented over 35 roles from opera and operetta, participated in European tours (Germany, Hungary, Switzerland) and appeared at the Vienna Volksoper (Austria), where she was invited twice to interpret the role of Tytania in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Since 1997 she has been engaged repeatedly as a soloist at the Greek National Opera (GNO), the Athens Concert Hall (Megaron), the Thessaloniki Concert Hall (Megaron) and the Opera of Thessaloniki. After an appearance at the GNO as Donna Anna from Mozart’s Don Giovanni in December 2020 (a role which she will sang again in November 2021 at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall), she returned to the GNO in March 2023 to participate in a production of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.
After graduating from the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki with a Soloist Diploma in Voice in the class of Varvara Tsambali, she completed her studies at the Vienna Music Academy (now University of the Arts) with Helene Karusso (Singing), Edith Mathis (Lied-Oratorio) and Curt Malm (Opera School). She further participated in masterclasses with Daphne Evangelatos, Kostas Paskalis, Nicola Zaccaria and Inge Borkh.
Among the prestigious stage directors with whom she has worked, are Michael Hampe, Johannes Felsenstein, John Fulljames, Michał Znaniecki, Elmar Fulda, Plamen Kartalov, Spyros Evangelatos, Vassilis Nikolaidis and Yannis Iordanidis. She has also collaborated with many notable conductors, such as Michael Schønwandt, Carlos Kalmar, Andreas Mitisek, Daniel Inbal, Kirill Petrenko, Daniel Smith, Jonas Alber, Dejan Savić, Karolos Trikolidis, Byron Fidetzis, Giorgos Thymis, Dimitris Agrafiotis, Kosmas Galileas, Alkis Baltas, Haris Iliadis, Miltos Logiadis, Nikos Tsouchlos, Vassilis Christopoulos, Myron Michailidis, Liza Xanthopoulou, Alexis Agrafiotis, Michalis Economou, Elias
Voudouris, Vladimiros Symeonidis and Giovanni Pacor.
She has further appeared as a soloist in concerts with the Symphony Orchestra of the Anhaltisches Theater in Dessau, the Athens State Symphony Orchestra, the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, the Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra, the Athens Camerata (Friends of Music Orchestra), the Athens Philharmonia Orchestra and the “Contra Tempo” Chamber Orchestra. Invitations by international festivals include the "Autunno Musicale: Suoni & Luogi" in Caserta (Italy) and the Kadriorg Palace Music Concert Series in Tallinn (Estonia), where she presented a varied program of songs and arias from Greece and Armenia titled "From Olympus to Ararat". In Greece, she has appeared at the “DIMITRIA” Festival (Thessaloniki) and the Patmos Religious Music Festival.
In addition to sacred and secular roles from the Western canon, her repertoire includes Armenian liturgical hymns (sharagan) and numerous Lieder by Brahms, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Mahler, Wolf, Strauss, Ravel, Komitas, Kanachyan, Tigranyan, Melikyan, Emilios Riadis, Manolis Kalomiris, Antiochos Evangelatos, Yannis Constantinides, Georgios Lambelet, Spyridon Samaras and Georgios Spathis. Her most recent recital project, organized by GNO's Alternative Stage at the Athens Conservatoire, involved a select program of sacred and secular Armenian music, titled "Ten Centuries of Armenian Song".
Graduates from her class have been accepted on scholarships at major academies and universities in Greece and abroad: University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki), Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst (Vienna), Universität der Künste (Berlin), Hochschule der Künste (Bern), University of Gothenburg Academy of Music and Drama (Göteborg), Royal Academy of Music (London), Georgia State University (Atlanta) and Conservatori Superior de Musica del Liceu (Barcelona). She teaches singing at the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki.