Michalis Koronis

Soloist, Tenor
He was born in Chalkida in 1914. He studied singing at the National Conservatory, graduating with honors. He joined the founding troupe of the newly established Opera House of the Royal Theater. During the period 1940 - 1964, he collaborated with the GNO in about 45 productions and/or revivals, appearing in 14 operas and eight operettas. He sang leading and principal tenor roles, such as: Pedrillo (The Abduction from the Seraglio/Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Pylades (Iphigenia in Tauris/Iphigénie en Tauride), Don Jose (Carmen), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor),  des Grieux (Manon), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Lionel (Martha), Rodolfo (La Bohéme), Ismael (Nabucco), Canio (Pagliacci), Jeník (The Bartered Bride/Prodaná nevěsta) etc. He sang leading roles in the Greek operas The Mother's Ring by Kalomoiris, Perougé by Sakellaridis, Lestenitsa by Sklavos. He appeared in the operettas The Godson (O Vaftistikos), The Gypsy Baron [Der Zigeunerbaron], Boccaccio, The Beggar Student (Der Bettelestudent), In the Barracks, The Bat (Die Fledermaus), The Land of Smiles (das Land des Lächelns). Almost all productions in which he sang were GNO premieres, and sometimes even Greek premieres.