Erifili Giannakopoulou

Athen's campus course supervisor


Born in Athens, at the age of eighteen she moved to Munich Germany to study opera with Kammersänger Joseph Metternich and Marilyn Schmiege. She continued her studies in opera in Paris at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris where she graduated in 2007 as a mezzo soprano. On the meantime she studied musicology at the universities Sorbonne Paris IV and Paris 8. 

In 2008 she returned in Athens and created the company oper(o) ( , one of the first independent opera companies in Greece which experiments with opera and music theatre. She has since created various performances both in major greek institutions ( Greek National Opera, Greek National Theatre, Athens Megaron etc) as well as in alternative, non-theatrical spaces, site specific and street performances. 

In 2011 she received the Fulbright Artists Scholarship and went in New York at the Manhattan School of Music to continue her work on opera. From 2011 to 2016 she directed the community theatre company of the KETHEA rehabilitation centre and from 2015 to 2019 she taught theatre arts in the International Baccalaureate IBDP of the Hellenic American Educational Foundation in Athens. In June 2016 she received a scholarship from the university of Barcelona to participate in the workshop and performance “Sobre la Memoria” of the company La Fura Dels Baus in Barcelona. Since 2017 she runs and directs two community theatre companies of amateur actors while in 2019 she directed for the Onassis Youth Festival. She Working on an online interactive performance named “AψURDISM” released in May 2021 and for a site specific creation of contemporary music theatre in collaboration with the Greek National Opera. She is a founding member of the WOM.A – Women in Arts initiative, for the support, empowerment and fight against gender discriminations  of women in the arts in Greece.