Nikolaos Glynos

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 The Bat [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 [The Bat/Die Fledermaus, 1939/40], Giovanni Boccaccio [Boccaccio, 1940/41], Pinkerton [Madame Butterfly/Madama Butterfly, 1940/41], Sándor Barinkay [The Gypsy Baron/Der Zigeunerbaron, 1940/41], Alfredo Germont [La Traviata/The Fallen Woman, 1941/42], a young servant [Elektra, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, 1941/42], Don José, opposite Kitsa Damasioti [Carmen, 1941/42], Camille de Rosillon and later on as Count Danilo Danilovitsch [The Merry Widow/Die lustige Witwe, 1942/43], Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood opposite Francesca Nikita [Lucia di Lammermoor, 1942/43], Lysias in Spiro Samara’s Rhea (1943/44), Turiddu [Rustic Chivalry/Cavalleria Rusticana, 1943/44], Symon Rymanowicz [The Beggar Student/Der Bettelstudent, 1944/45], Pylades [Iphigenia in Tauris/Iphigénie en Tauride, 1945/46], Lyonel [Martha, 1945/46], Prince in Manolis Kalomiris’ Orient [Anatoli] by (1945/6), Baron Franz Schober [House of the Three Girls/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).