Eleftherios Terzis

Soloist, Baritone
He was born in Smyrni, Asia Minor in 1912 and died in Athens in 1984. He graduated from the Hellenic Conservatory in 1938 with first prize and continued his studies in Rome and Milan as a fellow of the GNO and the Italian government. As a student, he was a chorister in many concerts. In the period 1939-1940 he was a chorister with the National Theater of Greece Opera, and in 1941 became a soloist. From 1941 to 1965 he sang roles in about 120 productions and 35 revivals, including: The elixir of love [L'elisir d'amore] (as Belcore) Rustic chivalry [Cavalleria rusticana] (as Alfio) Madama Butterfly (as Sharpless), The barber of Seville [Il barbiere di Siviglia] (as Fiorello), The fallen woman [La traviata] (as Giorgio Germont), Pagliacci (as Silvio), The power of fate [La forza del destino] (as Brother Meliton), The tales of Hoffmann [Les contes d'Hoffmann] (as Spalanzani) and also as Ping [Turandot], Skula [Prince Igor], Vardas [Kassiani], Moralès and Dancaïre [Carmen], Masetto [Don Giovanni], Schaunard [La bohème], Iago [Otello], Barnaba [La Gioconda] etc. he also performed main and leading roles in nine operettas, such as: The land of smiles [Das land des lächelns], The Godson [O Vaftistikos], The house of three girls [Das Dreimäderlhaus], Paganini, A waltz dream [Ein Walzertraum], One night in Venice [Eine Nacht in Venedig] etc. Almost all productions in which he participated were GNO premieres. Extensive recorded parts of his performance in the operetta The first love [I proti agapi] by Sakelaridis, are posted online.