Christophoros Stamboglis – Bass
Thanassis Apostolopoulos - Piano
1. Vergin tutto amor Francesco Durante (1684 – 1755)
2. Il mio bel foco...Quella fiamma Benedetto Marcello (1600 – 1649)
3. Bois épais Jean- Baptiste Lully (1632 -1687)
The Belcanto Era
4. Vi ravviso. V. Bellini (1801 – 1835)
Count Rodolfo’s Aria from the Opera La Sonnambula
5. Vieni, la mia vendetta... Qualunque sia... G. Donizzetti (1797 – 1848)
Alfonso’s Aria and Cabaletta from the Opera Lucrezia Borgia
6. La Calunnia. G. Rossini (1792 – 1868)
Don Basilio’s Aria from the Opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia
The Great Verdi Era
7. A te l’estremo addio... Il lacerato spirito G. Verdi (1813 – 1901)
Fiesco’s Recit and Aria from the Opera Simon Boccanegra
8. Studia il passo, o mio figlio... Come dal ciel. G. Verdi
Banco’s Recit and Aria from the Opera Macbeth
9. Ella giammai m’amò. G. Verdi
King Philip II Recit and Aria from the Opera Don Carlo
...and a Greek
Christophoros Stamboglis was born in Athens, where he was also schooled. He started his musical education by studying cello and later singing at the Athens Conservatory. In 1983 he won the “Maria Callas” Scholarship that brought him to London to study under the guidance of Vera Rozsa, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After his graduation he also spent a year in New York, studying privately with A. Boyajian. He has also participated in Master classes given by Sena Jurinac and Sheril Milnes at the Royal Festival Hall in London. In 1994 he meets the great Greek baritone Kostas Paskalis with whom he studied his voice until the sudden death of this great artist, in February 2007.
He made his debut on 1987 – still a student of the GSMD – by singing Figaro in “Le Nozze di Figaro” with the Pimlico Opera in London. He remained with this company for 2 more year as a principal bass singing the great Da Ponte – Mozart parts (Alfonso and Leporello) In 1989 he also made his Athens debut singing Leporello, next to the renowned Don of Kostas Paskalis, at the Greek National Opera, and he becomes a member of the ensemble. There he sung many major bass parts such as Basilio in Barbiere di Sivigla, Silva in Ernani, Fiesco in Simone Boccanegra, Maometto II in L’Assedio di Corinto, Enrico VIII in Anna Bolena, Attila etc.
In 1991 he participated at the opening concert of the Athens State Orchestra, at the “Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall” and since he has collaborated with this world famous theatre in more than 25 productions including mainly operas and concerts of sacred music. There he had the opportunity to meet many great conductors, directors and fellow singers such as Weikert, Plasson, Bonynge, Viotti, Kuhn, Pizzi, Baltsa, Bumbry, Cura, Meritt, Anderson etc.
In 1996 he joined the “Accademia Rossiniana” where he studied interpretation of the Rossini operas under the guidance of the great Rossinian expert musicologist and conductor Maestro Alberto Zedda. After that he started singing in the Italian theaters the big Coloratura bass repertory (Lord Sydney – Il Viaggio a Reims, Alidoro – La Cenerentola etc) as well as the buffo repertory (Magnifico, Don Pasquale, Socrate Immaginario etc).
In 2002 he joined the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein where he remiained for 5 seasons as principal bass, singing Oroveso, Alidoro, Mustafa, Don Pasquale, Leporello, Dpn Alfonso, Raimondo, Sparafucile, Crespel, Don Magnifico and Claudius.
In 2006 he sung his fist Filippo II at the new “Alexandra Trianti Hall” of the Megaron in Athens, where the 1965 Visconti production was revived.
In 2008 he sung his first Gouvereneur (Le Compte Ory) at the National Greek Opera, with great success
He has also sung many concerts all over the world; his repertory contains more than 70 roles and has recorded for LYRA, EMI Classics, Bongiovanni records and the “Fondazione Rossini”
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