Polixeni (Xeni) Tziouvaras, a Greek-American mezzo-soprano, was born in Santa Barbara, California.
Her recent performances include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia) with the Chautauqua Institute, Serenade to Music at the Carnegie Hall by Ralph Vaughn Williams and I due Timidi (Signora Guidotti), La Cenerentola (Tisbe), Così fan Tutte (Dorabella & Despina), Rorem’s A Childhood Miracle (Emma), The Cunning Little Vixen (Dog), L’incoronazione di Poppea (Nerone) and Le Roi L’a Dit (Marquis de LaBluette), all with the Manhattan School of Music.
Xeni Tziouvaras has received numerous awards, including the Meche Kroop Encouragement Award (Premiere Opera Foundation / NYIOP 2019). She was a finalist in 2019 in the Mildred Miller Voice Competition X, the Richard F. Gold Career Grant (Shoshana Foundation), the Encouragement Award in memory of Alan M. Ades (George London Foundation) and, in 2018, in the Daniel Biaggi Career Consultation Prize (Premiere Opera Foundation).
She performed in a recital in collaboration with the Fondazione Shoshana and the Solti Accademia in July 2021.