Evangelos Marsellos

Soloist, Bass
He studied at the Greek National Conservatoire under Smaragda Gennadi graduating in 1942. He made his debut during the summer of 1942 with the Athens Theater troupe, as The King of Egypt [Aida]. He was hired by the newly-established Greek National Opera during the German Occupation, in the 1942-43 season, and for more than three decades he sang leading roles in operas and operettas. From 1943 to 1967 he participated in about 85 GNO productions and/or revivals, singing leading and supporting bass roles in the operas: Rigoletto, Madama Butterfly, La Bohème, Fedora, Lucia di Lammermoor, A masked ball [Un ballo in maschera], Aida, The fallen woman [La traviata], The barber of Seville [Il barbiere di Siviglia], Boris Godunov, La Gioconda, The Khovansky Affair, The power of fate [La forza del destino], Prince Igor, Simon Boccanegra, Tannhäuser, The freeshooter [Der Freischütz], Carmen, The troubadour [Il trovatore], Lohengrin, Andrea Chénier, Queen of spades [Pique Dame], The love for three oranges [L'amour des trois oranges] and more. He has also appeared at the Herodeion in the performances: Fidelio, Samson and Delilah [Samson et Dalila], Pertidi’s oratorio Saint Paul [Aghios Pavlos], Nabucco, Boris Goduno, Aida and Otello. He sang roles in the Greek operas Lily on seashore [Krino sto akroyiali], King Sunless [O vasilias aniliayos], The afternoon of love [To apogvema tis agapis], Kassini [Kassiani]. He also sang in the operettas The little Dutch girl [Das Hollandweibchen], House of the three girls [Das Dreimädelhaus], In the barracks [Sta parapigmata], Paganini, The circus Princess [Die Zirkusprinzessin], , Tsar and carpenter [Zar und Zimmermann]. He participated in many premieres at the GNO.