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Dionyssis Troussas

Soloist, Baritone
He was born in Zakynthos in 1939. He studied at the Athens Conservatoire and the Greek National Conservatoire (under Marika Kalfopoulou and Emmanouel Malotsos), and subsequently at the Vienna Music Academy on a Maria Callas Foundation scholarship (1964). He also studied economics, Byzantine music and music theory, and was a cantor with various churches in Athens. In 1966 he sang at the Vienna State Opera as Moralès [Carmen] and appeared at opera theaters in Austria and Germany. He made his GNO debut in 1963/64 season in the production of the opera Carmen as Escamillo. From 1975 to 1999 he was a key performer with the GNO, singing in more than 70 productions and 31 revivals, in roles including: Escamillo [Carmen], Count Almaviva [The marriage of Figaro/Le nozze di Figaro], Silvio [Pagliacci], Giorgio Germont [La traviata], Manon Lescaut, King [The wise girl/Die Kluge], Guglielmo [Thus do they all/Così fan tutte], Papageno [The magic flute/Die Zauberflöte], Sharpless [Μαντάμα Μπαττερφλάι/Madama Butterfly], Valentino [Φάουστ/Faust], Masetto [Don Giovanni], Rodrigo [Don Carlos], Prince Yeletski [The queen of spades/Pique Dame], Marcello [La bohème] etc. He also interpreted leading roles in operettas such as Count Danilo Danilovitsch [The merry widow/Die lustige Witwe], Eisenstein [The bat/Die Fledermaus] κ.ά. Since 1980 he has participated in performances and given recitals in major European opera theaters. He has made recordings for the Greek, Austrian and German radio and television. He has taught at “Dimitris Mitropoulos” conservatory in Zakynthos and later in Atheneum Conservatory in Athens. // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of productions below is continually updated.