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About Mario Frangoulis

Mario Frangoulis is a tenor of the 21st century, with the ability to sing everything from a hard-rock anthem to an operatic aria - ‘(with) a voice that breaks your heart - the one with caress-and-power combo that's half a breath away from exploding into an aria - and another breath away from a simple but sensitive pop hook' (The Herald).

Born in Africa in colonial Rhodesia, (as it was becoming the nation of Zimbabwe), he survived a childhood marked by hardships and at the age of 4, when the political situation in Africa was explosive and dangerous, his mother found a home for him with her sister in Greece. At the age of 17, he was sent to London's Guildhall
School of Music and Drama to study acting and was discovered by Cameron
Macintosh who immediately hired him, upon his graduation, as Marius in Les
Misérables in London's West End. Soon thereafter, he was invited by Andrew Lloyd Webber to play the role of Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera to critical-acclaim.

It was while Mario was at Guildhall that he discovered the operatic side of his tenor voice and subsequently went on to win the Maria Callas Prize and under the mentorship of the legendary Marilyn Horne, found himself on a path to Italy to study opera with Carlo Bergonzi and to Rome to audition for the acclaimed tenor Alfredo Kraus.
Despite his intensive training, (Mario also studied at Julliard in New York), he is anything but a conventional operatic singer. He won the role of Tony in West Side Story in its first performances at Milan's Teatro alla Scala and has appeared in films and on television, in concerts and even in epic presentations of Greek tragedies. In 1993 he was one of the winners of the Luciano Pavarotti Competition. As an actor, Mario has played leading roles in The King & I, (Covent Garden Festival) The Bacchae and A Midsummer Night's Dream, and more recently, he played the role of Alfred Drake from Kiss Me Kate in the film De Lovely, performing the song "So In Love" with Lara Fabian.

In 1998 Mario was signed by Sony Classical New York and began recording as a tenor. Since then, he has completed several international recordings (both live and in-studio) and has collaborated with many artists ranging from PlacidoDomingo, José Carreras, Monserrat Caballé, Barbara Cook and Hayley Westenra, to Jim Brickman, Justin Hayward, Lara Fabian, Alejandro Fernandez, and many more.