Petros Tzaferis

Soloist, Baritone, Chorusmaster, Composer
He was born in Athens in 1923. He studied at the Hellenic Conservatory and graduated in 1962 with honors. He worked as an artistic director in Athenian School and chorus master of the Municipality of Piraeus choir. He had significant contribution also in the field of church choirs. In 1971 he received an award for a cover folk song in Arezzo, Italy. He also worked with the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) choir and sang in many premieres of works by Greek composers. He composed a Liturgy for a mixed four-voice choir. In 1957 he was hired by the GNO as chorister, later as music prompter. In the 1958-59 season he interpreted the role of Rementado [Carmen] at the GNO. In the period 1971-78 he worked as GNO chorus master in 24 productions and/or revivals of 17 works including: Carmen, Fidelio, La bohème, Show Boat, Anna Bolena, The barber of Seville [Il barbiere di Siviglia], The bat [Die fledermaus], Madama Butterfly, Eugene Onegin, The prisoner [Il prigioniero], Conventions and inconveniences of the stage [Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali] (Greek title: The mob [To boulouki]), Tosca, The Italian girl in Algiers [L'Italiana in Algeri] and The godson [O vaftistikos]. He died in Athens in 1978.