Nikos Doufexiadis

Soloist, Tenor
He was born in Athens on 28 August 1916 and began music studies in 1934 at the Athens Choir. He then enrolled in the Music and Drama School of the National Conservatory, where he studied theory with Michalis Vourtsis and song with Marika Kalfopoulou, graduating with honors. He joined the founding troupe of the newly established Opera House of the Royal Theater. In the period 1940 - 1985 he took part in approximately 180 productions and/or revivals, appearing in 28 operas, 24 operettas, a dance-drama and two musicals. He sang principal and supporting tenor roles in operas, such as: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Ariadne auf Naxos, Le nozze di Figaro, La Forza del destino, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Manon, La bohéme, Boris Godunov, Don Pasquale, (Les contes d'Hoffmann), Turandot, Falstaff, Die Fledermaus, The Apaches of Athens, The Godson, Die lustige Witwe, Gräfin Mariza, Paganini, Show Boat, Kiss me, Kate, Das Dreimädelhaus, The Merchant (Grimanis / Petridis) etc. On the Internet there are extensive extracts of his recordings, in which he is accompanied by Costas Giannisis on the piano (Yannis Constantinides). He died in Athens on 28 August 2006. // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of productions below is continually updated.