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 [A masked ball/Un ballo in maschera], Elvino [The sleepwalker/La sonnambula], Alfredo Germont [The fallen woman/La traviata], Don Antonio [Betrothal in a Monastery], Nika Magadoff [The consul] and Jimmy Mahoney [Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny/Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny]. He also appeared an the Herodeion, Athens in the roles: Danieli [The Sicilian vespers/I vespri siciliani] (1978), Jason [Medea/Médée] (1993), Le Dancaïre [Carmen] (1977). He was a guest artist in several European operas and has performed more than 40 roles including: Tamino [The magic flute/Die zauberflöte], Rodolfo [La bohème], Lensky [Eugene Onegin], Duke of Mantua [Rigoletto], Sir Edgardo [Lucia di lamermour], Enzo Grimaldo [La Gioconda], Count Almaviva [The barber of Seville/Il barbiere di Siviglia], Hoffmann [The tales of Hoffmann/Les contes d'Hoffmann]. He was distinguished for his roles in the works: The clemency of Titus [La Celemenza di Tito], Medea [Medée], Bacchae, The magic flute, The mother’s ring [Το dakhtylidi tis manas], The merry widow [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.