NICHOLAS SPANOS studied with Helen Lionna and Aris Christofellis in Greece. In 2000 he continued his studies at the University of Maryland School of Music (U.S.A.) in the studio of Linda Mabbs, as a scholar of the “Friends of Music” society of Athens; he also held an assistantship from the University. He graduated in 2002 with a Master’s Degree on Voice / Opera Performance.
He has participated actively in many Vocal masterclasses taught by prominent teachers, such as Kurt Equiluz, Delores Ziegler, Anna Tomowa - Sintow and Michael Chance. He has been acclaimed for his appearance in opera, oratorio and recital. Both Greek and international Press has commented on his vocal and stage presence very favorably. He has collaborated often with then National Opera of Greece, the Athens Megaron Concert Hall, the Athens State Orchestra, the Thessaloniki State Orchestra, the Orchestra of Colours, the Bach Sinfonia (U.S.A.) as well as smaller old music ensembles both in Greece and in the U.S. Since 2002 he has been a regular collaborator of the “Ex Silentio” and “Latinitas nostra” early music ensembles.
In November 2002 he was awarded the “Best Young Artist of the Year” award by the Association of Theatre and Music critics of Greece, for his interpretation of the role of Arsamene in Händel’s “Serse” in the National Opera of Greece.
He has participated in the CD recording of Händel’s “Oreste” (2004) and “Tamerlano” (2006) by the German label MDG.
In the autumn of 2006 he was awarded first prize at the “TECHNI” National Competition for Lyric Singers, held in Thessaloniki.