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(Attikos) Dion Aryvas

Soloist, Baritone
He was born in Athens in 1928. He received his first music lessons in Derveni, Corinthia, where he began studying byzantine music with professor Athanassios Psarros. At the age of 18, he began studying law at the University of Athens, which he did not complete in order to devote himself exclusively to musicology. He continued his musical studies at the Hellenic Conservatory and the National Conservatory, where he studied both byzantine and western music theory and attended courses in monody. In 1952 he went to Germany to continue his vocal studies. In fact, he had his first performance in Vienna. In 1965 he returned to Greece and received his monody diploma from the National Conservatory (class of Irma Iliadou Tuniger) and began teaching. In addition to singing, Aryvas also excelled in composition. He composed works for voice, piano, choir, orchestra, as well as a dance drama. Characteristic of his compositions is the use of the church organ. For his works Byzantine Sequence V for harpsichord and Sicilian Cycle for voice and orchestra he was awarded by the Academy of Athens in 1982. At the Greek National Opera, he sang the role of Rigoletto (1966). He died in Athens in 2000 at the age of 72. // Last update of the biography: October 2023 - The list of the productions below is complete.