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Aliki Zografou-(Mavroidi)

Soloist, Soprano, Actress
Born in Volos in 1916. She studied at the Athens Conservatory and the National Conservatory (Hellenic Conservatory of Music & Arts) under Marika Kalfopoulou, graduating with honors. She debuted in 1932 in “The Players” or “The Troupe” by Marika Kotopouli, a work by Jacques Deval “Father’s Mistresses". In the summer of 1935, she toured with the Mary Myra-N. Nikolopoulos troupe where she met and married Nikos Zographos, also an actor. In 1944, when her son was only 8 years old, she left her family and went to Egypt. Her husband died of grief and her parents committed suicide. She was a soloist of the Greek National Opera since its founding in 1939-40. During the periods 1940-1943 and 1947-1957 , she sang the leading roles in ten operettas and six operas , in over twenty productions and / or revivals . She interpreted main and secondary roles in The Bat [Die Fledermaus], The Gypsy Baron [Der Zigeunerbaron], [Gianni Schicchi, Giuditta, Carmen , The Merry Widow [Die lustigeWitwe], The Land Of Smiles [Das Land des Lächelns], Rhea, The Lowlands [Tiefland], A Night in Venice [Eine Nacht in Venedig], Pagliacci , the Godson, The Bird Seller [Der Vogelhändler], The Bartered Bride [Prodaná nevěsta], The Master Builder, House of Three Girls [Das Dreimädelhaus],The Fallen Woman [La traviata], Friederike. At the same time, she worked as an actor. She collaborated with the State theaters and troupes of the Free Theatre. She is the mother of Giorgos Zographos, Greek "New Wave" singer. Between 1961 and 1972 participated in 28 films including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Shipowner [I Efoplistina] and Anna’s engagement [To Proxenio tis Annas] (1972). She died in Athens in 1992.