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Nikos Doufexiadis

Soloist, Tenor
He was born in Athens on 28/8/1916 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: The Abduction from the Seraglio (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Ariadne on Naxos (Ariadne auf Naxos), the Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), The Power of Fate (La Forza del destino), the Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Manon, La bohéme, Boris Godunov, Don Pasquale, The Tales of Hoffman (Les preservation order d'Hoffmann), Turandot, Falstaff, The Bat (Die Fledermaus), The Apaches of Athens, The Godson, The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe), The Contessa Maritsa (Gräfin Mariza), Paganini, Show Boat, Kiss me, Kate, The home of three girls (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 28/8/2006. // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of productions below is continually updated.