Dionysios Thanos

Soloist, Tenor
He was born in Athens in 1909. There is very limited information available about his life and work. He made his debut at the Olympia Theater in November 1938 as Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca. Over the following years, he participated in productions of the Third Greek Opera Company [Trito Elliniko Melodrama] (1938-39) and the Athens Opera Company [Melodrama Athinon] of Odysseas Lappas (1940), singing tenor roles in the operas (The Fallen Woman / La traviata), Faust, Rigoletto, etc. He collaborated with the GNO as a regular cast member since 1945. During the years 1945-1972, he interpreted leading and supporting roles in 17 operettas, staged in 56 productions and/or revivals: Madame de Pompadour, The Little Dutch Girl [Das Hollandweibchen], The Bat [Die Fledermaus], The Merry Widow [Die Lustige Witwe], The Beggar Student [Der Bettelstudent], Countess Maritza [Gräfin Mariza], Paganini, Where the Lark Sings [Wo die Lerche singt], The Circus Princess [Die Zirkusprinzessin], The Godson [O vaftistikos], Victoria and Her Hussar [Viktoria und ihr Husar], The Streetwalker [H Ginaika Tou Dromou], In the Barracks [Sta parapigmata], Christina, A Night in Venice [Eine Nacht in Venedig], A Waltz Dream [Ein Walzertraum], The Chocolate Soldier [Der tapfere Soldat], The Csárdás Princess [Die Csárdásfürstin], The House of Three Girls [Das Dreimädelhaus]. He served as chairman of the Greek Union of Opera and Operetta Actors.