Her repertoire extends from medieval music and early-baroque to contemporary. Her elegant soprano voice and her distinctive timbre have assisted her to cross-over successfully repertoire of diverse epochs.
Fanie Antonelou is the winner of the Grand Prix Maria Callas International Competition in the Oratorio-Lied category (Athens -2005). She has been also awarded the First Prize at the Frankfurter Mendelssohn Preis in 2008 and 2009, and she was finalist at the Song- Competition Schubert und die Musik der Moderne in Graz (February -2009).
In September 2012 she recorded the role of Susanna (Nozze di Figaro) with the MusicAeterna Orchestra and Teodor Currentzis in his much-discussed recording of Sony Classical. The CD obtained the Echo-Prize 2014 in the category "Opera Recording of the Year - (17th/18th century)".
She recently recorded works of the Troubadours Raimbaut de Vaqueiras and Elias Cairel, composed in the kingdom of Thessalonica after 1204, with the Ensemble Ex Silentio.
She has collaborated with the Stuttgart Staatsoper (Inez in Verdi’s Trovatore), the Athens Concert Hall (Zofe in Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg), the Rossini Festival in Bad Wildbad (Ernestina in Rossini’s L’occasione fa il ladro), and the Perm Tchaikovsky Opera and Ballet Theatre in Russia, where she made her debut as Susanna and Zerlina in Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni. In 2017 she sang the role of Arianna in Handel’s Opera Giustino with the Baroque Orchestra Lautten Compagney BERLIN and Wolfgang Katschner in a cooperation with the Compagnia Marionettistica Carlo Colla e Figli at the Goethe-Theater in Bad Lauchstädt, the State Theater of Wiesbaden, and at the Theater of Schaffhausen and Winterthur in Switzerland.
She has also collaborated with the Ensemble La Fenice, il Gusto barocco, L'Arpa Festante, Armonia Atenaea, Solistenensemble Stimmkunst, Munich Bach Choir & Orchestra, Ensemble Sarband, Barockorchester Le Chardon, Arsys Bourgogne, Latinitas Nostra, SWR-Vokalensemble, and with conductors such as Kay Johannsen, Hansjörg Albrecht, Helmut Rilling, Antonino Fogliani, Timo Handschuh, Jean Tubéry, Markellos Chryssicos, Simon Standage, Martin Gester, Jörg Halubek, Nicholas Fink. Her artistic appeal has led her to the Stuttgarter Liederhalle, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Dortmund Concert Hall, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Hercules Hall in Munich, the Schleswig -Holstein Festival, the Handel-Festival in Halle, the Ermitaz Theatre and the Philharmonic Hall in St Petersburg, the Philharmonic Hall in Perm, the Novoya Opera in Moscow, the Cultural Days of the European Central Bank -Greece 2007 Festival, the Church St Francesco della Vigna in Venice, the Festival des Abbayes in Lorraine.
Fanie has studied singing, piano and music theory in Athens. She continued her postgraduate studies at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart in opera and lied under the guidance of Dunja Vejzovic, Ulrike Sonntag, and Cornelis Witthoefft. She completed her studies at the Opera School of the same institution, and with a specialization in early music at the Trossingen Musikhochschule (class Jan van Elsacker).