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Stephanos Tsirakoglou



Greek-American Bass-Baritone Stephanos Tsirakoglou began his career in the USA specializing in the Italian buffo and bel canto repertoire.  Roles to his credit include Giorgio Walton, Doctor Dulcamara, Falstaff, Schicchi, Leporello, Mozart's Figaro, Don Magnifico, Don Pasquale, and both Rossini's and Mozart's Bartolo.  Since arriving in Germany in 2012, he has expanded his repertoire to include many German roles both in operette (Ollendorf in Der Bettelstudent and Frank in Die Fledermaus) and opera (Biterolf in Tannhaüser and Beckmesser in Die Meistersinger).

Mr. Tsirakoglou opened the 20/21 season with a critically acclaimed performance of Kálmán Zsupán in Theater Magdeburg's production of Der Zigeunerbaron. Preceeding the COVID-19 pandemic he worked at the Glyndebourne Festival, and before that opened two seasons at the Hessian State Theater in Wiesbaden, most recently as Dulcamara in their remounting of L'elisir d'amore.  The 2018/2019 season found him singing Don Pasquale in his Magdeburg Theater debut.  Between March 2012 and July 2015, Mr. Tsirakoglou was a full-time member of the ensemble at the South Thuringian State Theater in Meiningen, Germany, with guest engagements both in Germany (Chemnitz, Regensburg, etc.) and internationally, including New Orleans, USA, and the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland. 

Mr. Tsirakoglou is also in demand as a concert soloist, having sung the baritone and bass solos in the Mozart, Fauré, Brahms, Howells, and Verdi Requiems. He has also been heard performing Bach’s St. John Passion and Magnificat, Handel’s Foundling Hospital Anthem and Messiah, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Ode to St. Cecilia’s Day.



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