Kostas Trogadis

1909 Lamia – 1980

Kostas Trogadis as Turiddu (left), Loukia Cheva-Troumpi (Lola), Fani Aidali (Santuzza) and Zannis Kampanis (Canio), Piraeus, season 1952/53

Kostas Trogadis singsLa forza del destino: Non imprecare, umiliati, with Nikos Papachristos and Jackie Callas in Greek
In RA format
After studies in Athens, Trogadis made his debut in 1939 at the Royal Theater in Athens as a chorister. After the establishment of the Greek National Opera in 1941, he became a soloist there, and stayed until 1958, appearing in lead and secondary roles: First Prisoner (Fidelio), Sailor (Rhea by Samaras), Nathanael, Nando, Evandro (Alceste), Dancaïre, Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Thanos (Perouze by Theophrastos Sakellaridis), Borsa, Steuermann, Don Alvaro (one single performance, 7 October 1954), Duca, Jeník, Turiddu, Pinkerton. Not least, he was an operetta tenor: Land des Lächelns, Giuditta, O vaftistikos (by Theophrastos Sakellaridis), Vogelhändler, Dreimäderlhaus.

Reference and picture source: Greek National Opera archives

I wish to thank Daniele Godor for the recording.

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