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 Theatre 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, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, 1950), Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro), Daland (Der fliegende Holländer), Zuniga (Carmen), Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Colline (La bohème), Zaccaria (Nabucco, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, 1959 & 1960), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Ferrando (Il trovatore), Mephistopheles (Faust), Balthassare (La favorita), Padre Guardiano (La forza del destino), Hermit (Der Freischütz), Comte des Grieux (Manon), Crespel (Les contes d’Hoffmann), Konchak (Prince Igor), Elder (The Master Builder / O Protomastoras), Herman (Tannhäuser), etc. He also appeared in operettas, such as Die lustige Witwe, 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. // Last update of the biography: November 2020.