Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 June 2020
Manos Christofakakis studied with tenor Zachos Terzakis and graduated from the Athens Acropolis Conservatory in 2011, with distinction.
His operatic repertory is composed of parts for bass and bass/baritone including Sarastro (Mozart - Die Zauberflöte), Osmin (Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Figaro (Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro), Don Basilio (Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Philip II (Verdi - Don Carlos), Silva (Verdi - Ernani), Fiesco (Verdi - Simon Boccanegra), Aleko (Rachmaninoff - Aleko), Prince Gremin (Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin), Colline (Puccini - La Boheme). He has performed in oratorios, operettas and sung Argentinean tangos.
Recently he appeared in Heraklion as one of the soloists in Astor Piazzolla's Tango-opera "María de Buenos Aires", Camille Saint-Saëns' "Oratorio de Noël", Stathis Mastoras' operetta concert and Ariel Ramirez' "Missa Criolla". He has given recitals in Greece and Germany, many of them for charity, such as for the support of abused women and children, as well as destitute citizens of Heraklion.
Manos is president of the Lyric Theater of Crete that starts its Artistic activity on July 28, 2019, with a production of Pergolesi's comic opera "La Serva padrona" (Heraklion summer open-air festival).
He maintains his own law firm in Heraklion, having studied at the Universities of Athens and Frankfurt as well as Columbia University in New York.