On Sunday 29 November passed away at the age of 35 years old in Warsaw the internationally renowned tenor Pavlos Raptis.

He collaborated with the National Opera from 1973 until the beginning of the decade 2000, while from 1988 was a permanent executive. She sang in famous operas and operettas (The Pearl Fishermen, Traviata, The Tales of Hoffmann, Bohem, Rigoletto, Eugene Oniegin, Heinzel and Gretel, The Elixir of Love, etc.), while presenting her , Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, The Tsar's suitor.

Pavlos Raptis was born in Trilofo, Kastoria on 21 February 1936. During the Civil War he emigrated to Albania and Romania, ending up 1950 in Poland. There he studied at a music high school and later on vocals at the Poznan Academy of Music, graduating with honors.

He first appeared in the opera The Pearl Fishermen at the Wroclaw Opera )), while for many years he was a soloist at the Loch Grand Theater and the Warsaw Grand Theater. Since the decade 1980 he has collaborated with lyric theaters of the former Yugoslavia, has also appeared in New York, Chicago, Melbourne, Moscow, Paris and .a., while he made numerous recordings in Polish record companies. opera, operetta, oratorio and cantatas to serenades and songs. Until recently, he was active and systematically involved in teaching.

The administration and the staff of the National Opera express their deep emotion for his death.