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The GNO honours Kostas Paskalis, one of the greatest Greek baritones. He set out on his path from the GNO chorus, and in 1951 he starred in Rigoletto. In 1958 he began his international career at the Vienna State Opera, where he continued to appear for 25 years. He also appeared at major theatres and festivals (Glyndebourne & Salzburg Festivals, Royal Opera House, London, La Scala, Milan, New York Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco, New Orleans and Houston operas, etc). He was admired for his dark, masculine voice, his beautiful singing diction, as well as his acting skills and stage presence. In the GNO he starred in productions at the Olympia Theatre and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and he directed Don Giovanni, Cavalleria rusticana and Simon Boccanegra. In 1988/89 he served as General Director of the GNO.