RETURNZafiris Koutelieris

Zafiris Koutelieris

Soloist, Baritone
He comes from the island of Naxos. He was born in Athens in 1978. He studied at the National Conservatory under Prof. Stamatis Beris and got a Diploma in Voice Performance (Excellent plus 1st Prize), as well as a Harmony Diploma. He also studied, modern and classical guitar, and Drama with the actor George Kentros at the Agia Varvara Drama School He further studied opera and classical singing under Costas Paschalis, Dimitris Kavrakos, Dimitris Tiliakos, Daphne Evangelatos and Evangelos Hatzisimos. Since 2013 he is studying with the baritone Tasis Christoyannopoulos. He has sang the Athens and Thessaloniki Concet Halls, the Apollo Theater in Syros, the Badminton theatre, etc. As an actor, he has performed in the Acropol thater, at Bios and at the Badminton theatre. He has also worked with the City of Athrns Music Ensembles, the Music Ensembles of ERT, the State Symphony Orchestra of Bulgaria (Vratza ), the Athens festival, the International Syros Festival . During the period 2007-15 he sang in GNO productions as Furlanos, the Joker (The Cretan Girl), Buffo, Franz, Mitsos, and more (The virus of love), Karoumbas (The Apaches of Athens), Skunk (the cunning little vixen/Příhody lišky Bystroušky). He has also performed as Ganimydes (The Beautiful Galatea/Die Schöne Galathée) Jinn (Alladin and the magic lamp/Aladino e la lampada Magica" (Athens Chamber Opera), as Figaro (the Barber of Seville/Il barbiere di Siviglia) at an educational program of the GNO, as Shaunard (La Bohéme) and Dancaire (Carmen), in suitcase opera performances, as Dandini (Cinderella/La cenerentola, adaptation) produced by the GNO Children's Theatre. He has also sang in musicals and concerts. He teaches at National Conservatory.