Kostis Dimitrakopoulos

Soloist, Baritone
Born in Kifissia, Attica in 1932. He studied at the National Conservatory under Marika Kalfopoulou and Gaston Depollas. His professional career was identified by his long-term association with the Greek National Opera (1960-1986), interpreting roles in 30 operas, approximately 60 productions and / or revivals. He appeared in the Italian operas La traviata, Un ballo in maschera, Andrea Chénier, Cavalleria rusticana, Il tabarro, Madama Butterfly, Il trovatore, Ernani, Lucia di Lammermoor, L'incoronazione di Poppea, La fanciulla del West and Maria Golovin by Menotti. He sang in the French operas Faust (as Valentin, Odeon of Herodes Atticus 1963), Dialogues des carmelites by Poulenc, Werther and Les contes d'Hoffmann. He interpreted in the Russian operas The Khovansky Affair (Khovanshchina) and Boris Godunov by Mussorgsky, L'amour des trois oranges and Betrothal In A Monastery by Prokofiev, Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky and Borodin's Prince Igor. He also sang in the Greek operas The Afternoon Of Love Marios Varvoglis (Tasos, 1960-1961), Lily At The Seashore by Georgios Sklavos (1965/66, world premiere) and Constantine Palaeologos Manolis Kalomiris (2nd old man, 1971/72). Finally, he sang in the operettas Das Dreimädelhaus and in the musical Show Boat Jerome Kern. He collaborated regularly with the Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra. Member of the Association of Music Drama and Opera Actors. // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of productions below is continually updated.