Mario Frangoulis is an international Classical Crossover artist and tenor known the world over for his powerhouse vocals and charismatic live performances. Billboard calls him, “daring and inspring!” while CNN.com says, “his world is distilled to pure sound, all voice.”
Born in Africa and raised in Greece, Frangoulis attended London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he was discovered by producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh who cast him in the role of Marius in Les Misérables in London’s West End. Subsequently, Frangoulis played the role of Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera and he won the role of Tony in the only production of West Side Story ever presented at Teatro a la Scala in Milan, Italy. Frangoulis is the winner of the Maria Callas Prize, the Pavarotti Competition. The most influential figure in his life was the acclaimed tenor Alfredo Kraus who accepted Frangoulis as his only private student. After traveling the world, he attended the Juilliard School of Music in New York, solidifying his vocal skill.
Frangoulis has released over 19 personal albums and his first two international releases, Sometimes I Dream and Follow Your Heart (2002-2006), held the #2 and #3 positions on Billboard’s Classical Crossover charts for over 50 weeks. In 2011, Frangoulis was voted “Best Male Classical Crossover Artist,” as a result of his newest release, Beautiful Things, which was immediately followed by his third public televised special Mario Frangoulis Live with The Boston Pops. His latest international release in November 2015 was with six-time Grammy winning maestro, arranger and producer Jorge Calandrelli and the London Philharmonia Orchestra. Titled Tales of Christmas, this was Mario’s first spiritual holiday album, which charted on Billboard’s Classical Charts at no. 10.
In 2016, Frangoulis released a duets album, Kivotos, of Greek art songs with George Perris. In the summer of 2016, Frangoulis joined Sarah Brightman on stage for her tour of Asia, Gala.
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