Greek Songs for Romantics & Realists
Lina Orfanos is a Greek American soprano who grew up listening to and singing Greek songs. Her singing career began at the age of seven at the Metropolitan Opera in the children's chorus and later she studied musical theater at the Herbert Bergoff Studios. She recieved her undergraduate degree in music from Westminster Choir College with a specialty in voal music. Lina has performed at Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Cathedral of St.John the Divine in NYC, and the United Nations. Greece's greatest composer, Mikis Theodorakis, has said that she is, 'An artistic singer with solid technique, a beautiful voice with lyricisim, sensitivity and interpretive perfection.' Lina's CD 'Greek songs for romantics and realists' features the songs of Greece's two greatest composers Manos Hadzidakis and Mikis Theodorakis. Their creative genius forged a dynamic, new Greek sound based on mountain and island folk traditions, Byzantine modes, and urban sensibilities. Backed up by a trio composed of bouzouki, guitar and piano, Lina sings about the fragility of love and desire, and the boundless passion of contemporary Greece.