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Evangellos (Lakis) Vassilakis

Soloist, Baritone
Third husband and close collaborator of soprano Mireille Flery. He studied at the National Conservatory of Athens and collaborated with the Greek Opera from the time he appeared with Elvira de Hidalgo in The Fallen Woman [ La traviata]. He sang in Cyprus as a member of the operatic troupe Iatridou-Lependioti and participated in Athens Opera (Odysseas Lappas). He was a permanent member of the Greek National Opera. He sang in performances between 1942-1948, then left for Italy and, when he returned, resumed singing for the Greek National Opera for two years (1955-1957). On 07.09.1942, at the theatre on Klafthomonos Square, he sang the role of Baron Scarpia [Tosca] with the very young Maria Callas who sang the role for the first time. From 1943 to 1957, he interpreted lead roles at the Greek National Opera in ten operas, at least 24 productions and / or revivals. Many of these were premieres of the Greek National Opera. He interpreted the following roles: Baron Scarpia Tosca, Giorgio Germont [The Fallen Woman / La traviata], Figaro [The Barber of Seville / Il barbiere di Siviglia], Lord Enrico Ashto [Lucia di Lammermoor], Orestes [Iphigenia in Tauris / (Odeon Herodes Atticus, (Septmeber 1944), Plumkett [Martha], Lykakis [Lestenitsa],( G.Sklavos)] Marcello [La bohème], Silvio [ Pagliacci], Trikardos [The sunless king] (A. Nezeritis). After 1948 moved to Italy but from 1955 to 1957 he returned and sang again for the Greek National Opera in six productions. He died in 1980.