Panos Tsikos was born in Greece. He studied French Literature at the Aristotle University of Thessalonica and music at the State Conservatoire of Thessalonika. He sang with Opera Thessalonikis (Il Campanello di Notte and Orfeo ed Euridice)before moving to London to gain a MMus and study Voice at the Trinity College of Music with Peter Knapp and Roger Vignoles as mentor. He has taken part in master classes by Opera 2005 in Cork, by Mary MacSweenny , by Eugene Asti, Simon Young, Will Hancox and Dolores Ziegler. Following his graduation, Panos studies with Robert Dean. He took part in several productions at Trinity performing major roles such as, Conte Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and Emilio in Nino Rotas Il Cappello di Paglie di Firenze (UK premier).
In 2004 he made his professional debut and has sung amongst others, Rodrigo in Don Carlos the Count in Marriage of Figaro and Figaro from Il Barbiere di Siviglia. In 2005 he was engaged to sing comprimario roles for the Holland Park Opera including, Domestico in Macbeth and ensemble in Andrea Chènier and Eugene Onegin. For Vox Lirica he sang Marquis d’ Obigny in La Traviata and Alidoro in La Cenerentola. He has sung concerts in the UK, Ireland and Greece and his repertoire includes Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes De Domenica, and the Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Charpentier’s Te Deum.Other engagements include Soloist for the Thursford Christmas Spectacular (2004 and 2005) and film credits include Alexander directed by Oliver Stone, The Brief and Love and other Disasters.
Recently he sang in Cork Danillo from The Merry Widow and Mr Peachum from The Threepenny Opera, with Opera 2005 and in a concert tribute to Mozart with Cara O ‘Sullivan and Mary Hegarty to critical acclaim. In concert, on spring and summer 2006 he performed works of a modern composer inspired by ancient Greek music at the 20th Century theatre as part of the Inspirational Arts Festival of London as well as at the Athens Festival.
Future Engagements include: Singing Masetto from Don Giovani this autumn at the Cork Opera House. He has recently sung with the Opera of Mainz State Theatre in Germany. In November 2006 he also covered Figaro and sung Ambrogio from the Barber of Seville at the Cork Opera House with numerous concert apperances in Ireland, Greece and the UK. Panos is fluent in Greek, English, French, Italian, German (intermediate) and Russian (reading) and has worked with many choreographers in the past in a number of diverse productions. Last Updated Aug 2007