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Vasilis Korallis

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Vasilis Alekos Korallis was born on Skiathos Island, Greece. His mother, Margarita Mathinou was a Skiathitissa and his father, Euclid Korallis was born on Astros, Kinourias in Peloponnesus.At two years of age Vasilis was taken from Skiathos and transported to the city of Chicago in the U.S.A. and fourteen years after moved to Los Angeles.There Vasilis was involved with the world of music and theatre.

After finishing North Hollywood High School and completing his A.A. degree from Valley College in the San Fernando Valley,
Vasili known by his middle name Aleko in America completed another year of theatre and music study at the well known University of California at Los Angeles (U.C.L.A). Vasili has sung the tenor roles in at least ten operas such as Rigoletto, Elixir of Love, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci and several Broadway musicals such as West Side Story and Oklahoma plus many concerts featuring the music of Manos Hadjidakis and Mikis Theordorakis. He has sung twice for the once Prime Minister of Greece, Andreas PapaAndreaou when Mr. PapaAndreaou was visiting Los Angeles. In 1979 together with Melina Mercouri he performed at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California in order to raise needed funds for Greece's Olympic Team.

After Vasilis lost both of his parents he decided it was time to return to his native country, Greece. In 1993 he left California and his four siblings and returned to his beloved Skiathos Island. He bought a small home and started his first job on Skiathos working for the Greek government in the Skiathos Tourist Information Booth. This position did not exist before Vasilis arrival. It was created for him and having travelled extensively all over Europe speaking five different languages he was really the ideal person for such a position.

Today, Vasilis lives exclusively on Skiathos and is a member of the Municipal Choir of Skiathos, he is very involved in enviromental issues and is especailly interested in the protection of the island wildlife and the island's population of stray dogs and cats.He has written the Walks of Skiathos Island (now available on the Internet  www.skiathos-direct.com) , a book that refers to the paths of Skiathos. Now prepare the second book of the same subject and a photo exhibition will be hosted at the Cultural Center Bourtzi next summer 2011.

"The story says that when God created the world, some of the stones leftover and for not wasted, threw them on the North Aegean. This created the islands of Northern Sporades ... "

Excerpt from the book

Walks of Skiathos Island

Vasilis Alekos Korallis

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