Emmanuil Doumanis

Soloist, Bass
He was born in Istanbul in 1908. He studied monody under Argyris Ginis and operatic art at the National Conservatory (diploma in 1937). Between 1940 and 1965, he appeared at the GNO in 26 operas and six operettas, in some 100 productions and/or revivals, most of which were GNO premieres. He sand supporting roles in the operas: Carmen, La traviata, Rigoletto, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Tiefland, Lucia di Lammermoor, Il barbiere di Siviglia, The bartered bride [Prodaná nevěsta], La bohème, Il trovatore, Nabucco (Odeon of Herodes Atticus, 1958/59), Un ballo in maschera, Alceste (Odeon of Herodes Atticus 1949/50 and 1958/59), Mignon, Dialogues des carmelites, The Khovansky Affair [Khovanshchina], Werther, Samson et Dalila (Odeon of Herodes Atticus, 1950/51), Prince Igor, Pique Dame [The Queen of Spades]. He also sang in the operettas Boccacio, Der Vogelhändler, Das Dreimäderlhaus, Countess Maritza [Gräfin Mariza] and Paganini. He sang roles in the Greek operas The Shadowy Waters [Ta ksotika nera] and The master builder [O protomastoras] (Odeon of Herodes Atticus, 1959-61) by Manolis Kalomiris, The afternoon of love [To apogevma tis agapis] by Marios Varvoglis, The martyr [I martis] by Spiro Samara, Dido by Dionysios Lavragas, Perouze by Theofrastos Sakellaridis and in the operetta The godson [O vaftistikos]. As an ardent unionist he was a founding member and president of the GNO Employees’ Union, a founding member and vice president of ASPELS, director of the Greek Actors’ Union, and vice president and treasurer of the Mutual Fund of the Greek Actors Union. Along with Vasilis Mesolongitis they have been representatives of Greek Lyric Artists in Yugoslavia. // Last update of the biography: December 2015.