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Nikos Spanos

Soloist, Countertenor
He was born in Greece. He studied singing with Helen Liona and Aris Christofellis (1996-2000). He continued his studies at the University of Maryland School of Music (USA), on scholarships from the same university and from Greece’s Friends of Music Association (2002). He holds a degree in music theory from the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki (1997-1999). He attended seminars by Kurt Equiluz, Delores Ziegler, Anna Tomowa-Sintow and Michael Chance. He has collaborated with the Athens Concert Hall, the Thessaloniki Concert Hall, the National Theater, the Athens State Orchestra, the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Colors, the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) Music Ensembles, the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Greek baroque ensembles Ex Silentio and Latinitas Nostra. He sings in operas and oratorios, and also gives recitals. In 2002 he received an honorary distinction from the Association of Greek Theater and Music Critics as Best New Singer of the Year for his performance in the role of Arsamene [Xerxes/Serse]. He taught baroque singing and singing technique at the Music Village St. Lawrence (2007, 2008). He founded and directs the Vocal Ensemble Trisevgeni Kalokyri. He has sung in the works: The Woman without a Shadow [Die Frau ohne Schatten] (Athens Concert Hall, 2002/03), Salome, Alceste, The coronation of Poppaea [La incoronazione di Poppaea] (USA 2002, Athens Festival 2011), Orpheus and Eurydice [Orfeo ed Euridice], Midsummer night's dream, Orestes [Oreste] (in the role of Philoctetes, Ancient Corinth Festival, 2003) etc. In 2006 he starred in the opera Tamerlano at the Athens Festival (2006). He worked with the GNO in the period 2002-2005, singing the roles: Arsamene [Xerxes/Serse], Ruggiero [The Frenzy of Orlando/Orlando furioso], Prince Go-Go [Le grand macabre] and Prince Orlofsky [The Bat/Die Fledermaus].