Pavlos Karolidis

Soloist, Bass
He was born in Athens in 1933. He studied singing at the National Conservatory with Kaiti Kalamarioti and graduated with a diploma in 1958. In 1968 he settled in Vienna and continued studying at the Vienna Music Academy (Akademie für Musik und darstellende Kunst). He first appeared in Sankt Pölten in Austria in the operas Madama Butterfly, Rigoletto and others. He then appeared at the Vienna Chamber Opera (Wiener Kammeroper), presenting the opera L’Olimpiade by Vivaldi and at the Vienna People's Opera (Volksoper Wien) with the opera The Merry Wives of Windsor (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor) by Otto Nicolai. Consequently, he appeared at the Salzburg Festival in performances of the opera Boris Godunov, directed by Herbert von Karajan (1966), which was recorded and circulated in commercial discography. Also, he participated in concert shows in Vienna as well as in radio productions. He participated in an international contest in Belgium where he won an award and consequently sang in the opera Tales of Hoffmann [Les contes d’Hoffmann]. Upon graduation, he was hired at the Innsbruck opera for a year and then in the Bonn Opera for four years. After 1973 he appeared in different theatrical stages in Germany and Austria. He also participated in productions of the Greek television and radio. During the period 1973/91 he collaborated with the Greek National Opera singing the roles of Rocco [Fidelio], Daland [The Flying Dutchman/Der fliegende Holländer], Bonzo[Madama Butterfly], Count Monterone [Rigoletto], Othello [Othello/Otello], Sarastro [The Magic Flute/Die Zauberflöte] and Villager [The Wise Girl/Die Kluge].