“The evening’s finest singing came from the the Dalila of Markella Hatziano...
Hatziano created a long, elegant line with a velvety tone...she unveiled an instrument of
considerable size - one that reached big climaxes without a hint of strain,
that was filled with feeling and that was compellingly seductive.” ~Baltimore Sun
A true French and Italian dramatic mezzo-soprano, albeit with unusual fach-defying extensions into the dramatic soprano repertory, including high E-flats unrivalled by few, Markella Hatziano's core operatic repertoire centers around the roles of Didon in Les Troyens, Dalila in Samson et Dalila, Amneris in Aida, Eboli in Don Carlo, Azucena in Il Trovatore, Adalgisa in Norma, Santuzza in Cavelleria Rusticana, Marguerite in La Damnation de Faust, Charlotte in Werther, Judith in Bluebeard's Castle, and Lady Macbeth in Verdi and Bloch's Macbeths.
Her WHITE LABEL recordings commencing in November of 2013 and continuing into the present demonstrate this ultra flexibility, successfully navigating the waters of multiple fachs.
“Markella Hatziano is a formidable Dalila, her lustrous mezzo meshing vengeance and desire with a firm line of gleaming tone. Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix had an irresistible sumptuous appeal. She acts with a smouldering economy.” ~The Stage
“No one has heard a voice of such richness, fullness and beauty of timbre in this role in at least 30 years...the qualities of voice and spirit no one can learn the Creator has lavished on her in abundant plenty.” ~The Stage
“The best of the quartet is undoubtedly Hatziano who, in her first major recording, fulfills all the hopes one has for her, singing with firm tone, warm well-schooled style, no mannerisms - her “Liber scriptus” ~cannot be faulted.” ~Gramophone Magazine
"superb voice, both brutal and sensual, very Shakespearean." ~Midi Libre