Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Yiannis Angelopoulos (Baritone) (Exarchia, Athens in 1881 – Piraeus, Greece 1943)


Since 1903 he studied singing at the New Odeon Conservatory in Athens. He made his debut at the Greek island of Syros in 1906 as Ourrias in Gounod’s ‘’Mireille’’. was a very popular singer who possessed one of the greatest voices that have ever been heard on greek lyric stages. In 1913 he performed with great success in ‘’Rigoletto’’ and ‘’Ernani’’ in Bucharest. Between 1920 and 1923 he sung in Italy (Pisa, Brescia, Treviso, Palermo, Florence and Rome). Till 1920 he was a meber of the “Greek Melodrama” company in Greece. His chance for a great international career was lost when he decided to return to Greece due to the unstable political climate in Italy and his objection to Mussolini's attacks on the island of Corfu.

Chronology of some appearances

1906 Greek island of Syros Mireille
1913 Bucharest Rigoletto and Ernani
1920-1923 Italy


Pathe 1931
Rigoletto (Verdi): Bella figlia dell’amore with  Antonis Delendas, Vako Anglou and Clio Karantinou 80135  70332
Rigoletto (Verdi): Figlia...Mio padre! with Aliki Vitsou 80134  70331-1

HMV 1931
Rigoletto (Verdi): Povero Rigoletto! AP-106 CG 624-II
Rigoletto (Verdi): Sì, vendetta with  Mireille Flery AO-635 BW 3000-I
Ballo in Maschera  (Verdi): Eri tu AP-106 CW 2956-I

HMV 1932
Faust (Gounod): Le veau d`or  AO-641  BG 652-II
Favorite (Donizetti): Viens, Leonore AO-640  BW 2962-I

Columbia 1933
O prodomenos  DG-317  WG 542-4
Ta mavra matia sou  DG-352 WG 543-II
Vradia glykeia DG-352 WG-541

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