Greek bass Petros Magoulas makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2019/20 Season as the Commendatore (Don Giovanni).
Magoulas was born in Athens and studied theory of music, singing and opera performance there. He has sung for companies including Greek National Opera, Kiel Opera, ABAO Bilbao, Welsh National Opera, Opera of Thessaloniki, and for the Opera Festival of Ancient Corinth, Anthens Epidaurus Festival and at the Athens Megaron and Thessaloniki Concert Hall. He was a member of Kiel Opera (2010–13) and since 2014 has been a member of Greek National Opera. His many roles for Greek National Opera include Osmin (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Don Giovanni, Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Alidoro (La Cenerentola), Lorenzo (I Capuleti e I Montecchi), Pagano (I Lombardi alla prima crociata), Banquo (Macbeth), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Jacopo Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra), Daland (Der fliegende Holländer), King Heinrich der Vogler (Lohengrin), Comte des Grieux (Manon), Colline (La bohème) and Old Convict (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk).
Magoulas also sings widely in concert, in repertory including Bach’s St John Passion, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Stabat Mater and Seven Last Words from the Cross, Mozart’s Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony no.9, Shostakovich’s Symphony no.14 and Tippett’s A Child of Our Time. He has sung in Stravinsky’s ballet Les Noces for Greek National Opera.