NIKOS SPANATIS


Live performances in Greece and in abroad

 

Mozart | Ascanio "Al mio ben mi veggio avanti"
Brussels Virtuosi Orchestra
Thessaloniki Concert Hall

Ascanio Brussels Thessaloniki3
Mozart | Mitridate "Venga pur"
Athens State Orchestra
Old Frtress Corfu

Corfu
 Gluck | "Ahime!..Che farò senza Euridice?"
Tiberiu Soare & Musica Vitae Orchestra
International Music Festival of Cyclades

Syros Orfeas
Haendel | Partenope "Furibondo spira il vento"
Estonian Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta
Parnassos Concert Hall
Handel Furibondo
Philip Glass | Akhnaten
Dimitris Yakas, piano
Thessaloniki Concert Hall | Voices

2019 Calendar landscape v1
Vivaldi | Orlando furioso "Sol da te"
  Marc Grauwels & Brussels di Waterloo
St. Joseph in Waterloo, Belgium

Mozart Ascanio in Alba
Rossini "Tancredi"
Dimitris Yakas, piano
Thessaloniki Concert Hall | Voices
Rossini Nikos
 Mozart | La Clemenza di Tito "Ah perdona"
Brussels Virtuosi & Marc Grauwels
St. Paul's Anglican Church Athens

Clemenza di Tito Brussels
Greek National Opera | Alternative Stage
"THE MIKADO" Comic Opera Gilbert and Sullivan
Pooh-Bah: Nikos Spanatis | Private Link
Mikado

Arias oratorios

Pergolesi | Stabat Mater "Fac ut portem"
Camerata Baroque Enseble
Museum of Islamic Art

Camerata Ensemble Stabat Mater
Pergolesi | Stabat Mater "Eja Mater"
Camerata Baroque Enseble
Museum of Islamic Art

Camerata Ensemble Stabat Mater 2
 Vivaldi | Stabat Mater "Fac ut ardeat"
Camerata Baroque Enseble
Museum of Islamic Art

Islamic eja mater 1
Bach "Erbarme dich" Matthäus-Passion
Eleni Keventsidou, organ
Lahti International Organ Festival
Lahti Erbarme dich

Arias Cantatas

Mozart | Cantate maçonnique
"Dir Seele des Weltalls"

I Virtuosi de Waterloo
St. Joseph in Waterloo, Belgium
Spanatis I Virtuosi di Waterloo Mozart Cantata
Vivaldi "Cessate omai cessate"
"Nell'orrido albergo"

Estonian Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta
Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes

Glasperlenspiel Rhodes Vivaldi

Greek Composers

 

Dimitris maragopoulos
"Nel fiore den mio terzo Aprile"
Camerata Baroque Enseble
Museum of Islamic Art
Islamic eja mater
Giorgos Koumendakis «Hedda Gabler»
G. Goumenakis, mandoline
E. Galletier
, arciliuto

& R. Pharo, viola da gamba
Rethymno 2016
Χατζιδάκις "Μικραίνει το φεγγάρι"
G. Goumenakis, mandoline
E. Galletier
, arciliuto

& R. Pharo, viola da gamba

moonlight
G. Papaioannou: Open, open
Festival Around the Piano
Y. Margaziotis (violin),
A. Tammesalu (cello) & A. Nomidou (piano)
 anoikse

Manos Hadjidakis: Blood wedding
He Was The Pride Of Dawn
Dimitris Yakas, piano

Archaeological Museum of Lemnos

Lemnos
Manos Hadjidakis
Mother and Sister
Dimitris Yakas, piano

Archaeological Museum of Lemnos

Lemnos


Chansons & Songs
 

Purcell "Music for a while"
Ronan Khalil, harpsichord
Greek National Opera
Evenings at the Foyer

Purcell Nikos Ronan
Dirge from Pogoni region at Epirus "Mariola"
G. Goumenakis, mandoline
E. Galletier
, arciliuto

& R. Pharo, viola da gamba
Hpeirwtiko
Gounod "serenade"
Δημήτρης Γιάκας, πιάνο
St. Paul's Anglican Church AthensGounod Serenade
Reynaldo Hanh "L 'heure exquise"
Y. Margaziotis (violin)
A. Tammesalu (cello) & A. Nomidou (piano)
2016 10 Around Piano
Massenet "Élégie"
  Y. Margaziotis (violin)
A. Tammesalu (cello) & A. Nomidou (piano)
Kerkini
Arvo Pärt "My Heart's in the Highlands"
Eleni keventsidou, organ
Athens Concert Hall

Arvo Paert Athens Concert Hall
Monteverdi | L'Incoronazione di Poppea
"Adagiati Poppea... oblivion soave"
Effi Minakoulis, theorbo
moonlight
J.S.Bach | Matthäus Passion "Erbarme dich"
D. Triantafyllou, baroque violin
& Eleni Keventsidou, organBach Erbarme
J.S. Bach
Mass in B minor

"Agnus Dei"
Eleni Keventsidou, organ
Agnus dei recording

Yannis Constantinidis
"It is hardly dawn, to be weaken up"

Traditional Song
Kostas Tourkakis, piano

Den einai avgi

Ariel Ramírez
"Alfonsina y el mar"

Frangoulis Karagiannopoulos, guitar
Alfonsina
Joaquín Rodrigo
"Adela" (Delia)
Frangoulis Karagiannopoulos, guitar
Adela

REVIEWS

"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

"Countertenor Nikos Spanatis was exceptional in his very difficult role of the swan impaled to be eaten"
Diastixo.gr | Athens Concert Hall | Carmina Burana Camerata Orchestra & George Petrou

"Mr. Spanatis sings with a lovely tone in his limited contributions (as Nireno) and brings energy to his recitatives.."
Orchestra of Patras under George Petrou | MDG Giulio Cesare | Voix des Arts | February 2010

"...while the counter-tenor performed, with the sense of the style and theatricality, with very well-made phrases, a special expressiveness and proper technique."
Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra under Tiberiu Soare | Kathimerini Newspapaer | August 2015


Nikosspanatis

Countertenor Nikos Spanatis was born in Frankfurt. He has studied advanced music theory, trumpet and piano. He has a bachelor's degree in musicology and is a PhD Candidate in Ionian University Department of Music Studies in Corfu.

He has studied singing with male soprano Aris Christofelis, soprano Roza Poulimenou and soprano Mata Katsouli in Philippos Nakas Conservatory, where he was awarded with a Diploma in Classical Solo Singing (1st Prize & first class honors).

He has performed in great Concert Halls in Greece: The ancient Odeon of Herodes Atticus theatre, Greek National Opera, Athens Concert hall and Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Onassis Cultural Centre, etc, and in International Festivals: Athens & Epidaurus Festival, International Classical Music Festival of Cyclades, Rethymnon Renaissance Festival,  and also in Europe: Lahti International Organ Festival of Finland, Palace Music Concert Series of Estonia, Organos Santamaria of Basilica di Santa Maria of Donostia - San Sebastián, Organ Recitals 2018 at London, Junge Hunde Entrescenen Festival in Denmark, and has appeared in numerous European countries in Art Projects, recitals and Chamber Music Concerts, in Belgium, Venice, Madrid, Amsterdam, Hamburg, a.o..

He collaborates with renowned orchestra Brussels Virtuosi and and famous flutist Marc Grauwels as well as with Estonian Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta and has collaborated with Swedish Chamber Orchestra ‘Musica Vitae’ and Estonian Baroque Ensemble ‘Floridante’.

Nikos Spanatis has collaborated with all major Greek orchestras: Athens State Orchestra, Camerata - Friends Of Music Orchestra, Ergon Ensemble, ERT National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Colours, Athens Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Tiberiu Soare, George Petrou, Vassilis Christopoulos, Miltos Logiadis, Nicolas Vasiliou, Michalis Papapetrou etc.

He has performed the roles of: Pouh-Bah (“The Mikado” by Gilbert and Sullivan), Carpoforos and Messenger (“Erofili” by nikos Mamagkakis),  Sorceress (“Dido and Aeneas” by Purcell), Marcellien -Twin Brother (“Le martyre de Saint Sébastien” by Cl. Debussy) Nireno (“Giulio Cesare” by Haendel),  Pythie ("Le calame et la lyre" by Ev. Kokoris), and Ascanio (“Ascanio in Alba” by W. A. Mozart), Baba the Turk (“The Rake's Progress” by I. Stravinsky), Oberon (“Midsummer Night's Dream” by B. Britten) at the Greek National Opera Studio.

He has performed works of Greek composers such as Giorgos Koumendakis, Dimitris Papadimitriou, Dimitris Maragopoulos, Nikos Mamagakis, Nikos Kypourgos and has done recordings for labels MDG, IDAIA, and of Dimitris Papadimitriou’s "Aesop's fables". He has collaborated and been sponsored by TV5MONDE francophone international channel and Tricolore News.

Nikos Spanatis has received warm reviews from Greek and international Press, such as, "...his velvet, hedonically dark-colored voice enchantingly conversed with the flute of Marc Grauwels..." (The Journalists' Daily), "...Nikos Spanatis has a crystal countertenor voice, which he handles with flexibility, power and wide shades". (ESS, Finland), among others.

He is Artistic Director and Singing Teacher at National Conservatory, Ymittos.


 

 FRONT01 Nikos Spanatis

ΑΥΓΟΥΣΤΟΣ 2019
Διεθνές Φεστιβάλ Κλασικής Μουσικής Κυκλάδων
Νίκος Σπανάτης & Κουαρτέτο εγχόρδων της Κρατικής Ορχήστρας Αθηνών

Τηλεοπτικό Σποτ

Syros spot Apollon 2019

ΦΘΙΝΟΠΩΡΟ 2019
Συναυλίες στις Βρυξέλλες και στο Βέλγιο


ΔΕΚΕΜΒΡΙΟΣ 2019
Θεατρο ΟΛΥΜΠΙΑ
Χριστουγεννιάτικη Εκδήλωση

Νίκος Σπανάτης & Χορωδία και Ορχήστρα Δήμου Αθηναίων

ΜΑΙΟΣ 2020
Εθνική Λυρική Σκηνή - Αίθουσα Σταύρος Νιάρχος
Σολιστ στην όπερα του Γ. Βασιλαντωνάκη"Η Πάπισσα Ιωάννα"

4CDs Nikos Spanatis fornt 4CDs Nikos Spanatis back

New CD Release

 

RAVENSBURY RECORDS

Οκτώβριος 2018

Νίκος Σπανάτης, κόντρα τενόρος

Ελένη Κεβεντσίδου, όργανο

 


St. Alphage Church

Burnt Oak

Λονδίνο

cd
2018 10 24Nikos Eleni final CD Ludovico Viadana (1560-1627)
Exaudi me Domine
Pelham Humfrey (1647- 1674)
A Hymn to God the Father
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Triosonata in C major BWV 529
Alessandro Grandi (1586 - 1630)
Cantabo Domino
Alessandro Grandi (1586 - 1630)
O quam to pulchra est
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637–1707)

Jubilate Domino
Arvo Pärt (1935 - )
My Heart's in the Highlands
Max Reger (1873-1916)

Praeludium in d-moll, Op. 65
Γιώργος Κουμεντάκης (1959 – )
Η Φόνισσα
   

Mozart Ascanio "Al mio ben"
Brussels Virtuosi Orchestra

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Gluck Orfeo "Ahime..Che farò"
Musica Vitae & Tiberiu Soare

IMG 5020 b

Mozart Mitridate "Venga pur"
Athens State Orchestra

2012 - 09 CARMINA D

Händel Partenope "Furibondo"
Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta

2014 - 12 - 15 Esthonoi 1

Händel Serse "Ombra mai fu"
Baroque Ensemble

IMG 5069

Koumendakis "Hedda Gabler"
Baroque Ensemble

2017 - 10 - 12 Rethymno Melacholia 1

Gounod "Serenade"
Dimitris Yakas, piano

original 5

Barber "Un Cygne"
Dimitris Yakas, piano

2018 - 10 - 13 Brussels Thessaloniki 2



Monteverdi "Oblivion soave"
Effi Minakoulis, theorbo

IMG 5020 b

Philip Glass "Akhnaten"
Dimitris Yakas, piano

original 6

Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Camerata Ensemble

IMG 5339

Britten Oberon's aria
Greek Opera Studio

IMG 5257 b

Nyman "if"
Sound Recording

8. Michael Nyman If from The Diary of Anne Frank