Zachos Terzakis

Soloist, Tenor
He was born in Athens. He studied geology at the University of Athens. He studied singing on a scholarship at the Apollonian Conservatory, Athens. He graduated in 1976 with honors, first prize and Gold Medal, and won the Maria Callas scholarship. During the period 1976-1994 he worked with the GNO in 16 productions and 14 revivals, performing among others the roles: Riccardo (Un ballo in maschera), Elvino (La sonnambula), Alfredo Germont (La traviata), Don Antonio (Betrothal in a Monastery), Nika Magadoff (The Consul) and Jimmy Mahoney (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny). He also appeared an the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Athens in the roles: Danieli (I vespri siciliani, 1978), Jason (Medea, 1993), Dancaïre (Carmen, 1977). He was a guest artist in several European operas and has performed more than 40 roles including: Tamino (Die zauberflöte), Rodolfo (La bohème), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Sir Edgardo (Lucia di Lamermoor), Enzo Grimaldo (La Gioconda), Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Hoffmann (Les contes d'Hoffmann). He was distinguished for his roles in the works: La Clemenza di Tito, Medea, Bacchae, The magic flute, The mother’s ring [Το dakhtylidi tis manas], Die lustige Witwe and Antigone. He sang in many operas in Europe and Japan, as well as in international festivals. He collaborated with renowned conductors, directors, record companies and radio productions. He lately directs and composes opera works. // Last update of the biography: December 2020 - The list of the productions below is continually updated.