Nikos Daskalakis

Soloist, Bass
Born in Chania, Crete in 1937. He studied at the Athens Conservatory and the National Conservatory with Gaston Depollas and Mireille Flery. He graduated with honors in 1960. He continued his studies under scholarship at Higher Music School of Vienna (University of Music and Performing Arts) (1961-1965). In 1957 he joined the Greek National Opera as a member of the chorus and in 1966 as soloist. From 1958 to 1986 he sang leading roles but mostly main and secondary roles in 28 operas in more than 50 productions and / or revivals. He interpreted the roles Il Commendatore Don Giovanni, Sparafucile Rigoletto, Zaccaria Nabucco, Rocco Fidelio, Don Ruy Gómez de Silva Ernani, Ferrando The Troubadour [ Il trovatore], Don Basilio The Barber Of Seville [ Il barbiere di Siviglia], Nourabad The Pearl Fishers [Les pêcheurs de perles], Hermann Tannhauser [Tannhäuser], Commander Werther , Zuniga Carmen, Dr. Grenvil The Fallen Woman [La traviata], Naromov Queen of Spades, Sciarrone Tosca, Assan The Consul, Zaretsky Eugene Onegin, Nikitich [Boris Godunov] the Bonze Madame Butterfly [Madama Butterfly]. He participated in Greek operas Constandinos Palaeologos (Goumenos, 1971-1972) and The Mother’s Ring (Kyriakos, 1973 - 1974) and Kassiani George Sklavos (Emperor Michael, 1972-1973). He also participated in Greek National Opera performances at the Athens Festival: Don Carlo (1966), Turandot (1969), La forza del destino (1970), Aida (1972), Simon Boccanegra (1974). In 1968, at a performance of the opera The Barber of Seville, he was honored with a commemorative plaque from the Italian Embassy in Athens for the 100 years commemoration of the death of Rossini. // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of productions below is continually updated.