RETURNVaggelis Maniatis

Vaggelis Maniatis

Soloist, Baritone
He was born in Piraeus in 1968. His first contact with classical music was as a member of the Children's Choir of the church of Saint Euthymius, under Dimitris Kanaris. While studying Physics at the University of Athens, he began his studies in singing under Vassilis Giannoulakos, and as of 2005 under Despina Kalafati. He has attended the workshops of the Bach Summer Academy in Stuttgart and Athens and sang religious music works by Bach under Helmuth Rilling. He was a founding member of the Fons Musicalis choir, while he also participated in the GNO Chorus and the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) Chorus. He has appeared as soloist in concerts and opera performances, including at the GNO’s Experimental Theater. He has performed numerous contemporary music works, as well as early music works as a member of the Lyrae Cantus and Emmelia ensembles. He collaborated with the theatre company “Operes ton Zitianon” [Beggars’ Operas] in the production of Red Riding Hood and the (good) Wolf (2013). At the GNO he appeared in a song recital (2010) and in the production of Lavrangas’ opera Fakanapas (GNO Foyer 2014/15), in productions of the GNO Experimental Theater (2011), in the tour of the Suitcase Opera Don Giovanni (2014) and in the production of Teleman’s Pimpinone at the Visitor’s Center of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (2015). Among others, he has articipated in the production of the opera Tosca (Odeon of Herodes Atticus, 2015), in the GNO world premiere of George Koumendakis opera The Murderess (Athens Concert Hall, 2014/15), as well as in the films Two Moons in August (1978) and Prometheus in second person (1975) by Kostas Ferris and I Skiahtra by Manousos Manousakis (1985) and more. // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of productions below is continually updated.