Periklis Talantopoulos

Soloist, Tenor
He was born in Thessaloniki, He studied at the Conservatory of Thessaloniki under soprano Fani Aidali, graduating with honors in 1962. He continued his studies on a German State five-year scholarship at the Mozarteum Conservatory in Augsburg and the Munich Academy under Blaschke, Arnold and Titos Xirellis. He began his professional career at the age of 18 in Thessaloniki as a solo performer of a Bach Cantata. His first appearance outside Greece was at the Stadttheater Regensburg as Turiddu [Rustic chivalry/Cavalleria rusticana]. Subsequently, he appeared in music centers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, singing operas, operettas, musicals, oratorios and song cycles. At the same time he participated as soloist in concerts with the Thessaloniki Municipal Band and Choir, conducted by Epameinondas Floros. He has sung leading and supporting tenor roles in operas, such as: Rigoletto, La traviata, Nabucco, The troubadour [Il trovatore], La bohème, Rustic chivalry [Cavalleira rusticana], Madama Butterfly, Jenůfa, Fra Diavolo, The magic flute [Die Zauberflöte], The Abduction from the Seraglio [Die Entführung aus dem Serail], The Land of Smiles [Das Land des Lächelns], The Beggar Student [Der Bettelstudent] and Boccacio. He worked with the GNO during the years 1988-1991, interpreting three roles: Don Ottavio [Don Giovanni], Camille, Count de Rosillon [The Merry Widow/Die lustige Witwe] and Tamino [The magic flute/Die Zauberflöte].