Mario Frangoulis

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Mario Frangoulis (Marios Frangoulis) was born on 1967 in Rhodesia. Discover Mario Frangoulis’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 53 years old?

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2016

In 2016 Frangoulis recorded a duets album in Greek with Greek singer George Perris titled “Kivotos” which included covers of popular Greek art songs from the 80s and 90s. The album peaked to #3 in the Greek Album Charts.

2014

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. 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”.

2011

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. 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.

2004

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. In August 2003 he performed at the Helsinki Festival.

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. 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). In July and August, his second foray into the Greek tragedy: the leading role of Achilles in the lost Aeschylus trilogy Achilleis, recently reconstructed from fragments of Aeschylus verses, completed with verses from Homer’s “Iliad” in a translation of Ilias Malandris directed by Nikos Haralambous, with the Cyprus Theatrical Organization, with prestigious co-stars such as Despina Bebedelli, Dim. Kafkaridis and Jenny Gaitanopoulou. After touring in Cyprus, the performance was presented in Epidaurus on 6 and 7 August.

In August, Frangoulis also took part in the final concert of the Torch Relay at the Athens Olympic Games. In this event he performed the song ‘Here’s to the Heroes’ for the first time which was shown as part of the UK’s BBC Songs of Praise Olympics Special. In 17 September he took part at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Paralympics in a front of more than 70 hundred people at the Athens Olympic Stadium. On 1 October, he deepened his relationship with jazz with an appearance at the Herodes Atticus theater, shared with soprano Barbara Hendrics, singing songs such as “Mack the Knife”, “Unforgettable”, “When I Fall in Love”, “My Baby Just Don’t Care for Me” and “Les Feuilles Mortes”, “I Get a Kick out of You”, Cole Porter’s “You’re the Top” and “So in Love”, finishing with “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye”. He then flew to Japan where, on 11 October, he gave a concert at the Bunkamura Orchard Hall with the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Shuya Okatu and soprano Maki Mori. He sang songs from “Sometimes I Dream”, as well as “O Sole Mio”, “Granada”, excerpts from Theodorakis’ Canto General and the “Brindisi” from La traviata. In November, he was in the United Kingdom for eight concerts with soprano Hayley Westenra. In November 2004 Frangoulis’ second international album Follow your Heart was released.

2002

In March 2002, Frangoulis gave a concert with Deborah Myers at the Athens Concert Hall, singing songs from well-known films. 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.

2001

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. 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. 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. 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.

2000

In July 2000, Frangoulis was the first Greek tenor to perform at La Scala, in Milan as Tony in West Side Story. 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 performance.

1999

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. His first solo album “Fengari erotevmeno” (“Love stricken 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. .

1997

In February 1997, due to his mother’s serious illness, Frangoulis returned to Greece. 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. In September 1997 he was offered the leading role of Danny Zouko in the musical Grease, directed by David Gilmore. 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. 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.

1996

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. 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. 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.

1995

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. 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 theatre in London). In 1995 he participated in the recording of Bernard J. Taylor’s rock opera Nosferatu the Vampire. He also sang as a Les Misérables alumnus in the Tenth Anniversary Concert of the show at the Royal Albert Hall.

1993

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 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. In 1994 he was the first Greek to become a finalist in the Luciano Pavarotti International Competition.

1992

In 1992, Frangoulis moved to The United States to continue his operatic studies. 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. 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. 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.

1991

In 1991, Frangoulis was invited by Andrew Lloyd Webber to star as Raoul in Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theater. 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

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.

1985

In 1985, Frangoulis moved to London, where he attended a three-year-long professional acting course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. 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. 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. Also in 1989, Frangoulis, who had never studied classical singing, received the Maria Callas Scholarship for Opera. 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.

1984

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.

1967

Mario Frangoulis (Greek: Μάριος Φραγκούλης ; born 18 December 1967) is a Greek vocalist and theatre actor, famous for his refined tenor vocals. Born in Rhodesia, Frangoulis after his three decade long career has established himself as a critically and commercially acclaimed recording artist and vocal performer in Greece and neighbouring countries. His initial rise to international prominence came with his hit song “Vincerò, Perderò” and his rendition of the song “Nights in White Satin”.

Frangoulis was born on 18 December 1967 in Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe) to Greek parents. 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.