Takis (Panagiotis) Papanastasiou

GNO Chorus Member, Tenor
He made his debut at the GNO in 1950 as Parpignol [La bohème]. During his collaboration with the GNO from 1949 to 1968, he appeared in five operas and nine operettas in 38 productions and/or revivals, performing some leading roles but mainly supporting roles, including: Canio [Pagliacci], Turiddu [Rustic Chivalry / Cavalleria rusticana], Ismaele [Nabucco] (Herodeion, 1959/60) Emmanuele [Paganini], Parpignol [La bohème], Καινεχσβάρτεν [The Circus Princess/Die Zirkusprinzessin], Alexius [The Chocolate Soldier/Der tapfere Soldat], Ιστβάν [The Gypsy Princess/Die Csárdásfürstin], Stepanov [Der Orlow], Karl Stefan [Countess Maritza/Gräfin Mariza]. He participated as Silas in the world premiere of Peter Petrides’ oratorio St. Paul, presented as part of the 1900th anniversary of Apostle Paul’s arrival in Greece (Herodeion, 29/6/1951). He participated in a concert to celebrate the October 28 Greek National Day, singing songs by Kalomiris and Evangelatos (28/10/1952).