Greek Soprano Jeannette Pilou Dies, Aged 83

ATHENS – Prominent soprano Jeannette Pilou, whose career included performances at international stages and the Greek National Opera, died on Monday aged 83.

Pilou was born in Alexandria of Greek parents and debuted in Milan in 1958.

She sang at several European capitals and in the United States and at international festivals including that of Athens, and specialized in Italian and French works. Recognized during her lifetime with several awards, she was made a Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by France and was among founders of the "Maria Callas Scholarships" organization.

The Greek National Opera directors and staff expressed their profound sadness at her passing.


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