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Emmanuil Doumanis

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He was born in Istanbul in 1908. He studied monody under Argyris Ginis and operatic art at the National Conservatory (diploma in 1937). Between 1940 and 1965, he appeared at the GNO in 26 operas and six operettas, in some 100 productions and/or revivals, most of which were GNO premieres. He sand supporting roles in the operas: Carmen, La traviata [The Fallen Woman], Rigoletto, Madame Butterfly [Madama Butterfly], Tosca, The Lowlands [Tiefland], Lucia di Lammermoor, The barber of Seville [Il barbiere di Siviglia], The bartered bride [Prodaná nevěsta], La Bohème, The Troubadour [Il trovatore], Nabucco (Odeon of Herodes Atticus, 1958/59), A masked ball [Un ballo in maschera], Alceste (Odeon of Herodes Atticus 1949/50 and 1958/59), Mignon, Dialogues of the Carmelites [Dialogues des carmelites], The Khovansky Affair [Khovanshchina], Werther, Samson et Dalila (Odeon of Herodes Atticus, 1950/51), Prince Igor, Pique Dame [The Queen of Spades]. He also sang in the operettas Boccacio, The bird seller [Der Vogelhändler], House of the three girls [Das Dreimäderlhaus], Countess Maritza [Gräfin Mariza] and Paganini. He sang roles in the Greek operas The Shadowy Waters [Ta ksotika nera] and The master builder [O protomastoras] (Odeon of Herodes Atticus, 1959-61) by Manolis Kalomiris, The afternoon of love [To apogevma tis agapis] by Marios Varvoglis, The martyr [I martis] by Spiro Samara, Dido by Dionysios Lavragas, Perouze by Theofrastos Sakellaridis and in the operetta The godson [O vaftistikos]. As an ardent unionist he was a founding member and president of the GNO Employees’ Union, a founding member and vice president of ASPELS, director of the Greek Actors’ Union, and vice president and treasurer of the Mutual Fund of the Greek Actors Union. Along with Vasilis Mesolongitis they have been representatives of Greek Lyric Artists in Yugoslavia.