"Nikos Spanatis has a crystal countertenor voice, which he handles with flexibility, power and wide shades. For example, the song of the Scottish Poem “My Heart’s in the Highlands” by Arvo Pärt was an excellent example of using different sound colours and a high voice technique."
ESS finland | Jari Pitkänen | Lahti Organ Festival | Kreikkalainen ilta | August 2018
"Sounding beautifully, his velvet, hedonically dark-colored voice enchantingly conversed with the flute of Marc Grauwels ...while his elegant, gently emotional singing gave a touching performance of the aria..."
The Journalists' Daily | Brussels Virtuosi Orchestra & Marc Grauwels | December 2015
"...Countertenor Nikos Spanatis gave an excellent performance of the tremendously peculiar vocal melody... the rare category of countertenor extends to that of mezzo soprano, something that under normal circumstances is impossible for a male voice..."
Music Paper | Athens Concert Hall | Ergon Ensemble "Tribute to Arvo Pärt" | April 2017
"Exceptional countertenor Nikos Spanatis, I would never believe that the voice I heard is Greek, if I had not read the program..."
Rizopoulos Post | Brussels Virtuosi & Marc Grauwels | December 2015
“… the “Mikado” demands singers/actors with spontaneous theatrical instinct, capable to respond without complex, but with frankness and verve to the torrential, hilarious prose and, secondarily, to the vocal demands of the roles… the protagonists of the performance responded ideally:… countertenor Nikos Spanatis (Pouh-Bah)…” | The Journalists' Daily | Greek National Opera | The “Mikado” in Mao’s China | December 2017
|Suturday 13 October 2018
Thessaloniki Concert Hall
FAMOUS ORCHESTRAS: BRUSSELS VIRTUOSI "A VIRTUOSO NIGHT AT THE OPERA"
Nikos Spanatis countertenor, Marc Grauwels flute, Jean-Frédéric Molard Βιολί
Media Sponsor ERT
Brussels Virtuosi in Thessaloniki for the first time! They promise a musical feast with a programme of unique mastery, inspired by Opera. Three soloists, renowned countertenor Nikos Spanaris, sensuous French violinist Jean Frédéric Molard, and internationally respected Belgian flautist Marc Grauwels, who played on the soundtrack of Amadeus and for whom Astor Piazzolla composed the internationally known work History of Tango. The programme starts with the Minuet from Gluck’s Orpheus and Symphonie Concertante by operatic composer Domenico Cimarosa. It will be followed by two arias for countertenor, including ‘Sol da te, mio dolce amore’ from Vivaldi’s Orlando Furioso, one of the most alluring arias of the baroque repertoire. The second part of the programme includes Puccini’s Chrysanthemums and two exceptionally masterful fantasies with excerpts from the operas Rigoletto and Carmen, for flute and orchestra. Enjoy them!
|Thursday 25 - Monday 29 October 2018
CD Recording, London
Eleni Keventsidou, organ
|Concert: Suturday 3 november 2018
St Alphage, Burnt Oak, London
Eleni Keventsidou, organ