Arkadios Rakopoulos

He was born in Athens. Ηe started his studies with Irene Tsakiris and Despina Kalafatis. She completed her voice studies at the Athenaeum Conservatory with Marina Krilovic, gaining a diploma with honors and 1st prize. He took his Fugue diploma from the Dimitris Mitropoulos Conservatory. He also studied under Ghena Dimitrova, Krista Ludwig, Aris Christofellis, Vangelis Hatzisimos, Renato Bruson (Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Siena), Jose van Dam (Vocal Art Academy, Turin) and Costas Paskalis. He attended the Bach seminar by Helmut Rilling with the orchestra of the International Bach Academy in Stuttgart. He was a member of the ERT Choir (1999/2006). He worked with institutions, such as: Athens and Thessaloniki Concert Halls, GNO, Athens Chamber Opera, Hellenic Radio, Athens festival, Orchestra of Colours, Greek Composers Union, Musical Theater Company "The Beggars' Operas", Neuköllner Oper Berlin, Danish Symphony Orchestra, etc. He also sings classic and modern oratorios and lied, among other things, such as: Book with Spanish songs[Spanisches Liederbuch] by Schuman, Gypsy songs (Zigeunerlieder] by Brahms, Mass in B minor (H-Moll Messe) by Bach, Stabat Mater by Pergolezi, etc. From 2007 he appears in GNO productions, singing principal and supporting roles as Dandini (Cinderella/La cenerentola), Lapak (The Cunning little Vixen/ Příhody lišky Bystroušky), Tassos (Afternoon of Love), Dr. Falke (The Bat/Die Fledermaus), etc. He sings in performances of the Athens Chamber Opera, Suitcase Opera productions and in productions held at the GNO Foyer. He has participated in premieres of works by Greek composers Philipos Tsalachouris, Minas Alexiadis, Nikos Kypourgos.