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Evangelos Magliveras

Soloist, Baritone
He was born in Athens in 1909. After high school, he went to Paris where he studied song in the private school Schola Cantorum, under Miguel Fontecha and, for a short time, Titta Ruffo. He made his debut as Scarpia (Tosca) (Nice, France, 1931). He then appeared in major provincial opera houses in France, where he starred in operas of the Italian and French repertoire. In 1934, he appeared in Paris as Rigoletto (Rigoletto) next to Lily Pons and Jan Kiepura. In 1935, he had a successful tour in Switzerland and Belgium. In 1936 he came to Athens, where he appeared in performances of the Greek Melodrama at Olympia Theater and in the newly built theater-cinema, Pallas. In 1938 he went to Italy, where appeared as Amonasro (Aida), Tonio (Pagliacci) and Gerard (Andrea Chénier) and signed a contract with the Municipal Theater in Florence. After the breakout of the Greek-Italian war, he returned to Greece and joined the newly established Opera House of the Royal Theater. During the period 1943 - 1951, he collaborated with the GNO in about 25 productions and/or revivals, appearing in eleven operas. He sang leading and principal baritone roles, such as: High Priest of Apollo (Alceste), Escamillo (Carmen), Tonio (Pagliacci), Lindorf, Coppelius, Dapertutto, Dr Miracle (The Tales of Hoffman/Les preservation order d'Hoffmann), Rigoletto, Sebastiano (The Lowlands/Tiefland), Baron Scarpia, Don Pizarro (Fidelio), Renato (A Masked Ball/Un ballo in maschera), Master (The Master Builder/Protomastoras by Kalomiris). He sang several times next to Maria Callas. He retired in 1952, appearing as Rigoletto in the Belgrade Opera. The same year he was elected president of the Hellenic Actors Union. He died in 1953.