Petros Hoidas

Soloist, Bass
He was born in Istanbul in 1914 and passed away in Athens on 30/09/1977. He studied singing at the Greek National Conservatory under Irene Skepers. In 1940, he was hired by the newly founded Opera of the National Theater of Greece (then known as Royal Theater). He made his debut with the National Theater as Duke of York [Henry V] in 1941. During 1940-1964 he appeared in approximately 110 GNO productions and/or revivals, most of which were GNO first presentations. He interpreted leading and supporting bass roles in 37 operas, including: Ramfis [Aida], Herald [Alceste] (Herodeion, 1950), Bartolo [The Marriage of Figaro/Le nozze di Figaro], Daland [The flying Dutchman/Der fliegende Holländer], Zuniga [Carmen], Don Basilio [The barber of Seville/Il barbiere di Siviglia], Raimondo [Lucia di Lammermoor], Colline [La bohème], Zaccaria [Nabucco] (Herodeion, 1959, 1960), Sparafucile [Rigoletto], Ferrando [The troubadour/Il trovatore], Mephistopheles [Faust], Balthassare [La favorita], Padre Guardiano [The Power of Fate/La forza del destino], Hermit [The Freeshooter/Der Freischütz], Comte des Grieux [Manon], Crespel [The Tales of Hoffmann/Les contes d’Hoffmann], Konchak [Prince Igor], Elder [The Master Builder/O Protomastoras], Herman [Tannhäuser], etc. He also appear in operettas, such as The Merry Widow [Die lustige Witwe], The Beggar Student [Der Bettelstudent], etc. He sang in recitals and oratorios in Greece and abroad. He appeared in films, such as Days of ’36 [Meres tou ’36] (1972) and Reenactment [Anaparastasi] (1970) by Theodoros Angelopoulos, Orestes (1969) by Vassilis Fotopoulos, A Life Starts Again [Mia zoi xanarchizei] (1947) by Kostas Gaziadis, etc. There are complete films, in which he acts, uploaded and available online. He collaborated with the Athens State Orchestra and served as an advisor to the Greek Union of Opera and Operetta Actors.