Mario Frangoulis
Greek singer
Mario Frangoulis
Mario Frangoulis is a Greek tenor and is best known for his song, "Vincerò, Perderò". He sings in Italian, Spanish, English, French, and Greek; he is fluent in all 5 languages.
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San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Enterprise for High School StudentsA preview party, featuring a cocktail buffet and shopping, of the San Francisco Fall Antiques (which runs through Oct. 27) raises funds for this organization's employment skills program. 7 p.m. Oct. 23 Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, S.F. Tickets: $250; $650 (Enthusiasts package with 6 p.m. entrance); $1,250 (Aficionados package with 5 p.m. entrance); $3,000 (Collectors Circle package with 4 p.m. entrance); $5,000 (Connoisseurs Circle package with 4 p.m. entrance). California Academy of SciencesSupernatural is the Academy's annual family-friendly Halloween costume party, which features Planetarium shows, food and drink, hands-on arts activities and more. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Project InformEvening of Hope: A Night of Lifesaving Fashion features a cocktail buffet, silent auction and fashion show of designs created with condoms followed by a VIP after-party with the designers and models. Elios Charitable FoundationActress Marilu Henner emcees the ...
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Sean Martinfield: Tenor Noah Stewart Debuts With Berkeley Symphony in World Premiere of New Work by Steven Stucky
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Tenor Noah Stewart, an alumnus of San Francisco's Merola Opera Program and the prestigious Adler Fellows, joins the Berkeley Symphony on March 28 in the world premiere of Steven Stucky's The Stars and the Roses. A song cycle in three parts, the score by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer is set to the poetry of Czeslaw Milosz, a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. The program will also include Bruckner's Symphony No.4 in E-Flat Major, Music Director Joana Carneiro conducting. Noah has recently catapulted into the limelight, particularly from the success he is enjoying with his first recording, NOAH, released by Decca Records last July and which sailed to the top of the UK charts in Classical Music. During our interview, Noah was getting ready for his flight to Lisbon where he would be performing Beethoven's Mass in C. NOAH STEWART. Photo, courtesy of the artist "I've been very lucky," he said. I've worked really hard to keep it all moving. This will be my fi ...
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YSO starts season with pay-what-you-can performance - Yorkdispatch.com
Google News - over 5 years
In November, the orchestra will be joined by Mario Frangoulis, a Greek tenor whom Baker described as the "Greek Andrea Bocelli." "He's got a huge following in Europe and among Greeks in the United States," Baker said. "We expect to get people in from
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Jim Brickman bringing Christmas show to Davenport - Eastern Iowa Life
Google News - over 5 years
She has happily shared the stage with Jim Brickman, Collin Raye, Donny Osmond, Dave Koz, Tracy Silverman, Jeff Timmons, Kristy Starling, Mario Frangoulis, Michael Feinstein, Mike Eldred, Wayne Brady, Michael Bolton and Linda Eder
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Μουσικό ταξίδι από τον Δ. Μαραμή - Zougla
Google News - over 5 years
... Κυριακές μες στο Χειμώνα, Σκοτεινός Έρωτας, Σονέτα του Σκοτεινού Έρωτα κι έχει κάνει πολλές συμμετοχές ως συνθέτης σε διάφορες δισκογραφικές δουλειές τραγουδιστών: Ο Κήπος των Ευχών, Δεύτερη Ακρόαση, Best of Mario Frangoulis, Χορός με τη Βροχή
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Dünyanın en güzel seslerinden biri... İstanbul'a geliyor - Star Gazete
Google News - over 5 years
Klasik müziğin parlayan isimlerinden Mario Frangoulis, 22 Haziran'da Cemil Topuzlu Açık Hava Sahnesi'nde dinleyicilerle buluşacak. İngilizceden İtalyancaya, İspanyolcadan Fransızcaya pek çok dilde eserleri klasik ve moderni harmanlayarak sunan yunan
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York Symphony Orchestra announces 2011-12 season - York Daily Record
Google News - over 5 years
... featuring de Falla's "Ritual Fire Dance," Tchaikovsky's "Rococo Variations" and Rossini's "William Tell Overture." 8 pm Nov. 12 -- Hot and Steamy concert with Greek tenor Mario Frangoulis performing songs from "West Side Story" and "Dances With Wolves"
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Mario Frangoulis - Bigglook
Google News - over 5 years
İngilizce'den İtalyanca'ya; İspanyolca'dan Fransızca'ya pekçok dilde müzik ziyafeti veren genç Yunan tenor klasikle moderni, gelenekselle yeniyi ustaca harmanlıyor. Operaya kattığı Akdeniz ezgileri ve kendisine özgü yorumuyla Mario Kraus ve Nicola
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Türkiye beni kucakladı - Hürriyet
Google News - over 5 years
Dünyaca ünlü Yunan tenor Mario Frangoulis, çok sevdiği İstanbul'a bir kez daha geldi. Özel bir davette sahne almaya hazırlanan sanatçı, Türk insanına duyduğu yakınlığı “Türkiye'ye ilk geldiğimde buradaki insanlar beni kucakladı, sonra ben de onları
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Hayatı her gün yeniden keşfediyorum - Star Gazete
Google News - over 5 years
Çok isim var dinlediğim ama ilk aklıma gelenler Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman, Mario Frangoulis, Pink Martini, Laura Pausini, Celine Dion gibi... Ajda Pekkan, Sezen Aksu, Nilüfer, MFÖ, Erol Evgin zaten çocukluğumdan beri dinlediğim kişiler
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Forget the U.N.: Clinton Has a League of His Own
NYTimes - over 11 years
Bill Clinton -- former president, heart patient and fund-raiser for tsunami and hurricane victims -- has a quartet of new causes. And with more than 150 leaders in New York City for the 60th anniversary of the United Nations, he could not resist talking about them yesterday at what amounted to his own shadow summit meeting. So there he was, on a
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FILM REVIEW; Jazz Age Gaiety With Misery Below the Gloss
NYTimes - over 12 years
Near the end of ''De-Lovely,'' the lethally inert new cinematic portrait of Cole Porter, the composer (Kevin Kline) and his wife, Linda (Ashley Judd), attend a private screening in Los Angeles of ''Night and Day,'' Porter's notoriously inaccurate, sugar-coated but commercially successful 1946 screen biography. After the blissful final clinch of
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PULSE: WHAT I'M WEARING NOW; The Opera Singer
NYTimes - over 14 years
The stereotype of an operatic tenor is a bearded Italian in a plus-size tuxedo, not a dapper Greek with coiffed hair. But the tenor Mario Frangoulis is a different type. Mr. Frangoulis, whose first album, ''Sometimes I Dream,'' is to be released in September, breaks from tradition, musically and sartorially, mixing arias with pop ballads and
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mario Frangoulis
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 46
    In 2014 Mario Frangoulis performed with the acclaimed Norwegian soprano Sissel at a concert on Friday 5 September at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Greece.
    More Details Hide Details This concert, "Sing Me An Angel" was held in aid of the Non Profit Organisation "I Live For Me" and it was made for broadcasting on American television in 2015, on PBS. They performed several duets like "You Raise Me Up", "Smile" and "What A Wonderful World". Frangoulis has sung in about forty charity galas, such as the Red Cross Annual Ball, held at the Grosvenor House, several galas organized by the Greek foundation Elpida, a charity dedicated to the cure of children who suffer from cancer in Athens, Greece and many others worldwide. As a producer full of loyalty and kindness, Frangoulis has organized charity shows and concerts for children in need, such as the one for the Michael S. Polemis Foundation etc. Personal discography: Live DVD: Appearances in other albums:
  • 2011
    Age 43
    Frangoulis had various appearances in great Athenian and other Greek venues in those two years. He was invited by the Special Olympics Committee to take a major part on the opening ceremony of the event in June 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Since he loves and adores children, Frangoulis gave a compassionate,loving and warmhearted performance, presenting a song from his new third international album Beautiful Things, which was first released in a place that occupies a very special spot in Frangoulis' heart: the country of Greece. The album was released in November 2011. It was released in the United States and the rest of the world in winter of 2012. Mario Frangoulis had a very successful appearance with the Boston Pops Orchestra and Hayley Westenra at Symphony Hall in Boston the month of June. He continued his summer with a multi-city tour in his native Greece where he concluded it with his first official concert of Beautiful Things album, in a majestic night under the August blue moon, at the Herodes Atticus Theater in Athens,Greece.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Age 36
    In November 2004 Frangoulis' second international album Follow your Heart was released.
    More Details Hide Details During the months of February and March he was in the US for his first American tour of 28 cities with pianist Jim Brickman and Ann Cochran, to promote his album. In April he took a break to give concerts in South Africa (Sun City), with Vicky Sampson. Then he continued his tour visiting Canada, Los Angeles, San Francisco. On 20 May, he gave his first solo concert in the US, at the New York City Center, with guest artist soprano Liza Vroman. This was followed by two other concerts. One at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Baltimore, Maryland and another one at the Sheldon Hall in St. Louis, Missouri. In June he performed at a black-tie event at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Arts Center in Wisconsin. In July, Frangoulis performed his first concert in Istanbul, a sold-out outdoor concert under the auspices of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
    On New Year's Eve, Frangoulis welcomed the year of 2004 with the Mayor of Athens in an outdoor performance in Syntagma Square, which was broadcast live all over Greece and by satellite all over the world.
    More Details Hide Details Also taking part in that concert were Greek stars Alkistis Protopsalti, Konstantinos Markoulakis, Dimitris Papadimitriou as well as the Gipsy Kings. In April he appeared in an evening of celebration in honor of Danai, a Greek singer very famous in the 1930s, where he sang an unusual repertoire for him, songs by Attic, Hairopoulos, and others. On 11 May, he sang at the Herodes Atticus Theater in a concert for the 550 years of the Great School of the Greeks (a famous Greek institution in Istanbul then Constantinople). The songs were all by Mikis Theodorakis with the Greek Radio Television Symphony Orchestra. The first part included symphonic songs in various languages (Greek, Italian, German, English, French and Chinese) and in the second part, "Axion esti" with Konstantinos Markoulakis as narrator and Frangoulis in the role of the Popular Singer. On 22 May, at the 57th Cannes Film Festival, he attended the world premiere of the film De-Lovely, based on the life of Cole Porter, and starring Kevin Klein. Frangoulis played the part of Alfred Drake, a Broadway star of the 1960s, and he sang the duet 'So in Love' from Kiss Me, Kate, with Lara Fabian. After the showing of the film, he took part to a concert, with some other artists of the singing cast of the film (Robbie Williams, Nathalie Cole, Elvis Costello, Alanis Morissette, Diana Krall).
  • 2003
    Age 35
    In August 2003 he performed at the Helsinki Festival.
    More Details Hide Details With the Moscow New Opera soloists, chorus and orchestra, he made a hugely successful tour of different cities in Russia and Cyprus, singing arias and duets in a concert with sets and costumes, called "Tribute to Maria Callas" in which he interpreted, among others, Verdi's "Otello".
  • 2002
    Age 34
    In March 2002, Frangoulis gave a concert with Deborah Myers at the Athens Concert Hall, singing songs from well-known films.
    More Details Hide Details In July of the same year he appeared at the Lycabettus Theater in Athens, for the launching of his first international album 'Sometimes I Dream', and in Thessaloniki as well, in a concert with Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues, a performance that included 'Nights in White Satin' This performance was recorded and released on a DVD. In October, Frangoulis began a grand tour around Europe, the US and Asia in order to promote his new album 'Sometimes I Dream'. In November, his new DVD "Sometimes I Dream" was broadcast on PBS in The United States. At the end of the year, Frangoulis appeared with the Greek singer Maria Farantouri, in the Millennium Festivities on New Year's Eve under the Acropolis in Athens. On 30 January, Frangoulis was invited by the Athens 2004 Olympic Games committee to give a concert at the Athens Olympic Stadium. In March he made his first appearance at the Greek National Opera, where he sang opera arias and duets as well as songs and duets from various musicals with soprano Elena Kelessidou. In June of that year he appeared at the Ulriksdal festival, Stockholm, accompanied by the Swedish Symphonic Orchestra.
  • 2001
    Age 33
    In the summer of 2001 he made his debut in ancient Greek tragedy, played Dionysus in a touring production of Euripides' The Bacchae,also performed at the Herodes Atticus Theater, in Athens.
    More Details Hide Details In October of the same year, Frangoulis was one of the leading performers in the international production Bravo China alongside Nana Mouskouri and famous Chinese artists Liu Huan and Huang Ying, at the Herodes Atticus theater where he performed in both Greek and Chinese.
    At the beginning of 2001, Frangoulis took part in a charity opera gala at the Athens Concert Hall, along with stars of the Greek National Opera.
    More Details Hide Details That May, he was one of the leading artists in an evening called Viva Verdi, a tribute for the centenary of the composer's death, given at the Novaya Opera of Moscow. This concert also took place in Cyprus the following month.
  • 2000
    Age 32
    In July 2000, Frangoulis was the first Greek tenor to perform at La Scala, in Milan as Tony in West Side Story.
    More Details Hide Details In August, he sang the title role in Yannis Markopoulos' Erotokritos at the Herodes Atticus theater, and returned to the same venue, later that month for a solo recital there, to celebrate his ten years anniversary as a professional performer on stage. The repertoire included Greek and international songs. This great production was recorded to a CD and very successfully was toured all over Greece. Frangoulis was invited by the composer Mikis Theodorakis to perform in the Machi tis kritis concert at the Kallimarmaro amphitheater in a tribute to those who lost their lives in the Battle of Crete. About 85,000 people attended, this wonderful performance.
  • 1999
    Age 31
    In the spring of 1999 he made his first solo show at the Ieura Odos Music Hall with songs from all over the world, with the participation of Deborah Meyers.They were an overnight sensation, and these appearances were followed by a hugely successful concert tour in Greece and Cyprus the following summer, playing in various venues of 2.000 – 10.000 audience.
    More Details Hide Details His first solo album "Fengari erotevmeno" ("Love strucken moon"), a live recording of the show, a double CD by Sony, Greece (with kind permission of Sony Classical), was an immediate best-seller, thus winning him his second platinum album (both in Greece and Cyprus) in two years..
  • 1998
    Age 30
    His collaboration with prestigious Greek composers continued with his great appearance in the May 1998 Herodes Atticus Theater performance of Mikis Theodorakis' "Axion Esti", a musical rendition of the historic poem "Axion Esti" as well by Nobel prize winner Odysseas Elytis.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 29
    In September 1997 he was offered the leading role of Danny Zouko in the musical Grease, directed by David Gilmore.
    More Details Hide Details Once more, it was a great success with the Greek media and a great start of Frangoulis's popularity with the Greek public. The same season, he appeared in late night shows in the prestigious music hall "Iera Odos", alongside the Greek star George Dalaras, singing popular Greek, Italian and Spanish songs. This production toured Greece and Europe as well (London, Paris, Brussels, Helsinki, Munchen, Berlin, and Frankfurt) very successfully and it turned out to be the best-selling CD (by EMI Greece), which soon after went platinum. Representatives of Sony Music heard Frangoulis in one of these shows and they arranged him to be introduced to Peter Gelb, the head of Sony Classical. The result of this introduction was, the signing of an exclusive contract for 2 CDs and 3 CDs optional, enabling Frangoulis to start an international recording career at the highest level.
    In February 1997, due to his mother's serious illness, Frangoulis returned to Greece.
    More Details Hide Details There he joined Athens' theatrical scene, notably through his playing Billy Kracker in Kurt Weill's Happy End with the Karolos Koun Art Theater, directed by George Lazanis, the Lead Bird in Aristophanes' comedy The Birds, directed once more by George Lazanis which was performed in almost every major ancient amphitheater of Greece, such as Epidaurus, Sparta, Filippoi and many more.
  • 1996
    Age 28
    He reprised the role of Lun-Tha in a concert version of the musical with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Wally Harper, with Barbara Cook and his 1996 return to the London cast of Les Misérables.
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    In the summer of 1996, Frangoulis made his debut at the theater of Herodes Atticus, by the Acropolis, in an evening dedicated to the great memory of Leonard Bernstein, with the "Orchestra of Colours" (a symphony orchestra created by Oscar-winning popular Greek composer Manos Hatzidakis, usually transcribed Manos Hadjidakis), singing excerpts from "West Side Story", "Candide", " Our Town" etc.
    More Details Hide Details The following September he returned to the Odeon to play the role of Orpheus in the Orpheus Liturgy, an oratorio that it was broadcast on Greek television. This marked the start of his collaboration with Greek composer Yannis Markopoulos – also transcribed Giannis Markopoulos.
  • 1995
    Age 27
    In 1995 he participated in the recording of Bernard J. Taylor's rock opera Nosferatu the Vampire.
    More Details Hide Details He also sang as a Les Misérables alumnus in the Tenth Anniversary Concert of the show at the Royal Albert Hall.
    In 1995, Frangoulis returned to London to play the role of Lun-Tha in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I during the Covent Garden Festival.
    More Details Hide Details This highly acclaimed performance received great comments from a number of newspapers including the Times and The Guardian. He also sang the title role in the musical Yusupov in Oxford as well as Johnny in "Sail away" (Savoy theater in London).
  • 1994
    Age 26
    In 1994 he was the first Greek to become a finalist in the Luciano Pavarotti International Competition.
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  • 1993
    Age 25
    In the summer of 1993, Frangoulis returned to the role of Marius as he starred in a touring cast of Les Misérables, at the Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland.
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  • 1992
    Age 24
    In 1992, Frangoulis also traveled to Liverpool, where he performed in an Opera Gala celebrating the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America, hosted by Sir Peter Ustinov.
    More Details Hide Details Appearing artists for this event were as well: Montserrat Caballé, Dmitri Hvorostowski, Julia Migenes-Johnson, Dennis O'Neil, Rita Hunter and the late Alfredo Kraus, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and chorus conducted by Robin Stapleton, in the presence of His Majesty Juan Carlos of Spain and HM Queen Sophia, and HRH Prince Andrew of England. In the summer of the same year, along with stars of the Greek National Opera, he sang at the Athens Concert Hall in an opera gala dedicated to the memory of Maria Callas.
    In 1992, Frangoulis moved to The United States to continue his operatic studies.
    More Details Hide Details With his mentor's Marilyn Horne, suggestion and with the help of the Onassis Scholarship,he completed a three-year long program of vocal courses at the Juilliard School of Music, in New York City as well as studying with soprano Dodi Protero.
  • 1991
    Age 23
    In 1991, Frangoulis was invited by Andrew Lloyd Webber to star as Raoul in Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theater.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, he appeared alongside Montserrat Caballé, Samuel Ramey and the British Youth Opera in the charity gala 'Serenade to a Princess' at the Whitehall Palace, celebrating the birthday of Diana, Princess of Wales.
  • 1990
    Age 22
    After a successful audition with conductor Nicola Rescigno and the renowned tenor Alfredo Kraus, Frangoulis moved to Rome in 1990 and became Kraus' first private student, traveling with him around the world to study vocal techniques and repertory.
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  • 1989
    Age 21
    Also in 1989, Frangoulis, who had never studied classical singing, received the Maria Callas Scholarship for Opera.
    More Details Hide Details After finishing Les Misérables, Frangoulis moved to Italy where he studied with tenor Carlo Bergonzi at the Verdi Academy in Busseto, graduating six months later.
  • 1988
    Age 20
    In 1988, during his final year, he played Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, a production in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company for the Arundel Festival.
    More Details Hide Details Frangoulis played the lead in the James McConnel/Kit Hesketh-Harvey musical Orlando, where he was spotted by Cameron Mackintosh who after an audition offered him the part of Marius in the West End production of Les Misérables at the Palace Theatre (1988–1989) under the direction of Trevor Nunn.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    Age 17
    In 1985, Frangoulis moved to London, where he attended a three-year-long professional acting course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
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  • 1984
    Age 16
    When Frangoulis was six years old, he started violin lessons, which he continued for twelve years, receiving a first prize when he was as young as fourteen. He graduated from the Conservatory in 1984, and although he did not further his violin studies, this particular musical training assisted Frangoulis with his operatic studies later in life.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Frangoulis was born on 18 December 1967 in Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe) of Greek parents.
    More Details Hide Details When he was four years old he was sent to Athens, Greece to live with his maternal aunt Loula and her husband George. The couple adored him so much and Mario considered them as his parents. At the age of eight Frangoulis began singing in various choirs and at the age of eleven he played the part of Issachar in a school production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to follow by many different roles in several other school theatrical performances, including the Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret and at sixteen played Tony in West Side Story.
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