Georgios Terzakis

Soloist, Bass, Actor
He was born in Piraeus in 1920 and died in 1998. He studied under G. Angelopoulos in 1940 and later enrolled at the Athens Conservatoire winning the George Nazos scholarship. In 1952 he transferred to the National Conservatoire of Greece on a scholarship and graduated with first prize. He debuted as an actor in 1954 with the Takis Mouzenidis Musical Comedy and Operetta companies, appearing in Istanbul, Cyprus and Egypt. He participated in musical activities in various theaters in Athens. During the period 1958-1991 he worked with the GNO in about 110 productions and 39 revivals of works, including: The barber of Seville [Il barbiere di Siviglia], The elixir of Love [L'elisir d'amore], Boris Godunov, Hovanski Case, The love for three oranges [L'amour des trois oranges], Don Giovanni, The secret marriage [Il matrimonio segreto], Signor Bruschino [Il signor Bruschino], La bohème, Tosca, Manon Lescaut, The wise girl [Die Kluge], etc. He also appeared in the musical Show Boat and 14 operettas, such as The gipsy princess [Die csárdásfürstin], The beautiful Helen [La belle Hélène], The bat [Die fledermaus], Countess Maritza [Gräfin Mariza], The merry widow [Die lustige Witwe], A night in Venice [Eine nacht in Venedig], House of the three girls [Das dreimädelhaus], etc. He also sang at the Greek plays The mother’s ring [To dakhtylidi tis manas], Christina and Apaches of Athens [Oi apahides ton Athinon], At the barracks [Sta parapigmata]. He also involved in painting, engraving and sculpture. He served as GNO board and Artistic Committee member (1981/88). // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of productions below is continually updated.