Acclaimed for her "exquisite high range" and "multihued timbre" by the South Florida Classical Review, soprano Anastasia Malliaras is quickly making a name for herself in the world of classical music. With repertoire ranging from Early Music to Contemporary works in opera, oratorio and art song, Anastasia shows great versatility as a young artist.
In 2013, she made her operatic debut as Nannetta in Bay View Music Festival's production of Falstaff and has since played Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), Héro (Beatrice et Bénédict), Frasquita (Carmen), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), Despina (Cosí fan tutte), and Marie (La fille du régiment). During the summer of 2016, she was a Studio Artist at Central City opera where she played Ruth Baldwin in Musto’s Later That Same Evening. The following year, she played Marie Astor Hampton in the world premiere of Tesla: A Multidisciplinary Opera with SoBe Arts. Upcoming operatic engagements include Olympia (Les Contes d'Hoffmann) with Opera by the Glass in Los Angeles and Nannetta (Falstaff) with West Bay Opera in Palo Alto, California.
With a love of sharing the art song repertoire, Anastasia is the co-creator and performer of Duo Apollon alongside her collaborator, guitarist Aaron Haas. They are a duo that performs original repertoire for voice and guitar, as well as transcriptions from piano. The repertoire originally written for guitar and voice is more obscure and showcases song cycles that are rarely heard, while the transcriptions reinterpret classic art song with the unique sound of the guitar-voice duo. The pair met while studying music at the University of Southern California and have been featured on numerous concert series, including Stan's Music Parlor and Sundays Live at LACMA. They are also the winners of the 2019 Beverly Hills National Auditions, which awarded them the opportunity to perform on Southern California's most esteemed classical concert series such as Music by the Sea, The Interludes and Music at the Mansion.
Equally comfortable on the concert stage, Anastasia has been honored to represent her Greek heritage by performing for the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Chicago Junior Olympics, the Hellenic Museum Gala, and Pops Goes Hellenic: a collaboration with The Boston Pops intended for the promotion and preservation of Hellenic culture. Furthermore, during the summer of 2015 she was a participant in the iSing! International Young Artist Festival where she was given the opportunity to sing with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, along with various local orchestras in the Jiangsu Province of China.
Awards and accolades include the Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Western Region Finals in 2019, winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Los Angeles District in 2018, competition winner and winner of the LA Opera Encouragement Award at the 2017 Center Stage Opera Vocal Competition, winner of the 2014 Shirley Rabb Winston Vocal Competition where she was then invited to sing at the National Society of Arts and Letters 70th Anniversary Gala, recipient of the 2014 Sara de Mundo Lo Opera Award, the 2014 winner of the Greek Women’s University Club Competition, and the winner of the 2013 Thomas J. Smith Memorial Full-Tuition Scholarship Competition.
Anastasia is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Chamapaign where she received a Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance, as well as a graduate of the University of Southern California where she received a Master’s of Music in Vocal Arts. Furthermore, she is an alumnus of the Young Artist Vocal Academy at Houston Grand Opera.