Kostas Bigalis

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Kostas (or Costas) Bigalis (Greek: Κώστας Μπίγαλης) is a Greek composer and singer.

Biography[edit]

Bigalis was born 15 March 1953 in Athens. He began his artistic career at the age of 19 when he was won a music competition and signed his first contract with EMI Greece.

In 1978, he was cast in the contemporary opera "Utopia", by Mimis Plessas and Kostas Virvos, and in 1979, he starred in the Greek version of the rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar," in the lead role of high priest Annas. In the same year, Bigalis attended the Drama School of Athens.

In the summer of 1980, he starred in the role of Hermes in the musical adaptation of "Lucian Dialogues", which was performed at the Athens Festival at the Lycabettus Theater. In the same year, he was cast in a small part in Universal's TV film "Acts of the Apostles Peter and Paul", starring Anthony Hopkins.

In 1981, he recorded with producer Loukas Sideras, member of the legendary Greek band Aphrodite's Child, two songs, “Seventh Heaven” and “The Amazing Mr. Be," for the American film, "The Next One," by Nikos Mastorakis.

In 1984, Bigalis's song, “I MISS YOU," was the number-one single of the year in Greece for 1984-85 and was released in eighteen countries.

In 1994, Bigalis competed in the Eurovision Song Contest with his song, "Trechantiri."

Discography[edit]

Year Title Certification
1984 Big Alice
1989 Me Ton Ilio Stous Ichtheis [With the Sun in Pisces] Gold
1992 Tou Aigaiou Ta Blues [Aegean Blues] Platinum
1993 Mikri Mou Melissa [My little Bee] Platinum
1994 Mousiko Taxidi [Musical Journey] Gold
1995 Ilie Mou, File Mou [My Sun, My Friend] -
1996 O Erotas Sou Thalassa [Your Love like Sea] -
1997 Mithos [Myth] -
1998 Pathos [Passion] -
1999 Mia stigmi sto Chrono [A Moment In Time] -
2002 Me tin plati ston toiho [With my back against the Wall] -
2005 Galazio [Light blue] -
2011 Zise [Live]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Katy Garbi
with Ellada, Chora Tou Fotos
Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest
1994
Succeeded by
Elina Konstantopoulou
with Pia Prosefhi