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Kostas Trogadis

Soloist, Tenor
He was born in Lamia in 1909 and died in 1980. He studied at the Conservatory of Athens and the Greek National Conservatoire under Maggie Karatza, graduating in 1947. He debuted in 1939 at the National (then Royal) Theater of Greece Opera as chorister; with the establishment of the GNO, he advanced into a soloist. However, his last name (but with first name initial G.) appears in soloist distributions already from 1941-42. In the period 1941-58 he sang in more than 30 productions and/or revivals. He interpreted leading and main tenor roles in 18 operas such as: Evandros [Alceste], Le Dancaïre [Carmen], Sailor [Rea], Turiddu [The Rustic Chivalry/Cavalleria rusticana], Lord Arturo Baclo [Lucia di Lammermoor], Pinkerton [Madama Butterfly], The force of fate [La forza del destino], The land of smiles [Das land des lächelns], Jenik [The bartered bride/Prodaná nevěsta], Samson et Dalila (Herodeion, 1951), Giannakis [The mother’s ring/To daxtylidi tis manas], Stefanos [Lestenitsa by Sklavos], Nando [In the plains/Tiefland], Nathaniel [The tales of Hoffmann/Les contes d’ Hoffmann] etc. He also interpreted leading and main roles in the operettas The house of three girls [Das Dreimäderlhaus], Giuditta, The bird seller [Der Vogelhändler]. In the 1950s he appeared several times in his hometown, Lamia, with Dinos Egolfopoulos. Segments of his interpretation in the operetta The Godson [O Vaftistikos] can be found posted on the internet.