Nikolaos Glynos

Soloist, Tenor
He was born in 1908 and was an artist of the pre-war period, the occupation and the post-war period. He studied at the Greek Conservatory. He initially worked with the 3rd Greek Melodrama, participating in its tours (Istanbul, Cyprus, Ionian islands, etc.), together with his wife at the time, Mireille Fleury. There, he also sang operetta roles, in which he specialized. He collaborated with the GNO since its establishment, singing in the opening performance of Johann Strauss’ operetta (Die Fledermaus, 1939/40). Between 1939-1947 he sang leading roles in approximately 30 productions and/or revivals of seven operettas and ten operas: as Alfred (Die Fledermaus, 1939/40), Giovanni Boccaccio (Boccaccio, 1940/41), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly, 1940/41), Sándor Barinkay (Der Zigeunerbaron, 1940/41), Alfredo Germont (La traviata, 1941/42), a young servant (Elektra, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, 1941/42), Don José, next to Kitsa Damasioti (Carmen, 1941/42), Camille de Rosillon and later on as Count Danilo Danilovitsch (Die lustige Witwe, 1942/43), Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood next to Francesca Nikita (Lucia di Lammermoor, 1942/43), Lysias in Spiro Samara’s Rhea (1943/44), Turiddu (Cavalleria rusticana, 1943/44), Symon Rymanowicz (Der Bettelstudent, 1944/45), Pylades (Iphigénie en Tauride, 1945/46), Lyonel (Martha, 1945/46), Prince in Manolis Kalomiris’ Orient (1945/6), Baron Franz Schober (Das Dreimäderlhaus, 1946/47). He also sang excerpts from Pavlos Carrer’s opera Markos Botsaris during the celebrations for the end of the German occupation of Greece (Liberation celebration 1944). // Last update of the biography: March 2020 - The list of the productions below is continually updated.