Thanos Petrakis

born 11 February 1939 Athens

Picture of Thanos Petrakis

Thanos Petrakis singsOtello: Dio, mi potevi scagliar
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After initial law studies in Athens, he studied singing in Athens, Vienna and Milano. He made his debut in 1966 as the Herald in Don Carlo at the Greek National Opera in Athens, where he would appear throughout his career, not frequently but regularly, until 2005 – and besides his debut, almost always in leading roles: Rodolfo, Pinkerton, Alfredo, Gabriele Adorno, Percy, Eisenstein, Manrico, Nerone (L'incoronazione di Poppea), Cavaradossi, Otello, Erster Geharnischter, Pollione, Edgardo, Ismaele, Don Alvaro, Dick Johnson, Don Carlo, Danilo, Erik, Altoum, Spalanzani and Fatty (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny).

Other than that, he sang in Lübeck (1970–73), at the Gärtnerplatztheater in Munich (1973–75), and as a free lancer in Stuttgart, Kassel, Aachen, Parma, Montréal and at the festivals in Salzburg, Bad Hersfeld, Iraklion and Witten.

He taught voice at various conservatories throughout Greece.

Reference 1: Kutsch & Riemens; reference 2: Greek National Opera archives

I wish to thank Stathis Arfanis for the picture.

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