Panagiotis Karavousanos

Soloist, Bass
He was born in 1908 and graduated from the National Theater of Greece Drama School. At the beginning of his career, he appeared in prose works, working with theater companies such as the National Theatre and Marika Kotopouli’s. He was drafted and fought in the Greek-Italian war, while during Greece’s German occupation he joined the resistance (National Liberation Front, EAM). He was a member of the Association of Greek Actors since 1936. He played minor roles in cinema. He was married to actress Paraskevi (Vivi) Karavousianou. He was among the founding members of choristers of the newly established GNO. During the period from 1940 to 1961, he sang secondary and supporting roles in more than 12 operas and eight operettas in 45 productions and / or revivals, most of which were GNO premieres. His opera appearances included: Die Fledermaus (GNO inaugural production), Madama Butterfly, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Gianni Schicchi, Nabucco, Manon, La bohème, Nabucco, King sunless [O vasilias aniliayos], Prodaná nevěsta, Boris Godunov, Tosca, Khovanshchina. He also appeared in the operettas: In the barracks [Sta parapigmata], Das Hollandweibchen, Paganini, The princess of Sasson [I prigipissa tis Sassonos], Der Zigeunerbaron, Der Vogelhändler, Das Dreimädelhaus. // Last update of the biography: November 2018 - The list of the productions below is continually updated.