Aliki Zografou-(Mavroidi)

Soloist, Soprano, Actress
Born in Volos in 1916. She studied at the Athens Conservatory and the National Conservatory (Hellenic Conservatory of Music & Arts) under Marika Kalfopoulou, graduating with honors. She debuted in 1932 in “The Players” or “The Troupe” by Marika Kotopouli, a work by Jacques Deval “Father’s Mistresses". In the summer of 1935, she toured with the Mary Myra-N. Nikolopoulos troupe where she met and married Nikos Zographos, also an actor. In 1944, when her son was only 8 years old, she left her family and went to Egypt. Her husband died of grief and her parents committed suicide. She was a soloist of the Greek National Opera since its founding in 1939-40. During the periods 1940-1943 and 1947-1957, she sang the leading roles in ten operettas and six operas , in over twenty productions and / or revivals. She interpreted main and secondary roles in Die Fledermaus, Der Zigeunerbaron, Gianni Schicchi, Giuditta, Carmen, Die lustige Witwe, Das Land des Lächelns, Rhea, Tiefland, Eine Nacht in Venedig, Pagliacci, Τhe Godson, Der Vogelhändler, Prodaná nevěsta, The Master Builder, Das Dreimädelhaus, La traviata, Friederike. At the same time, she worked as an actor. She collaborated with the State theaters and troupes of the Free Theatre. She is the mother of Giorgos Zographos, Greek "New Wave" singer. Between 1961 and 1972 participated in 28 films including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Shipowner [I Efoplistina] and Anna’s engagement [To Proxenio tis Annas] (1972). She died in Athens in 1992. // Last update of the biography: March 2020 - The list of the productions below is complete.