Msc. Nikolin Gurakuqi
He is a director, singer, writer, lecturer with a very long and well-known career at home and abroad. He completed his higher studies at the Higher Institute of Arts, Faculty of Music, canto branch. In 1979 he was appointed to TKOB, first as a chorister, and then as a soloist, where he performed a series of roles of different genres and was distinguished for the high level of interpretation, among which we can mention Gjergj Arianiti from the opera "Skenderbeu"; The Marchese- opera “La Traviata”; Commander - Opera "Borana"; Fiorello and Don Bartolo - opera "Barber of Seville"; Collin - opera “La Boheme; Tonio - opera "Pagliacci"; Ferrando - opera “Trovatore; Sakrestani - opera "Toska" etc. Has also interpreted roles abroad such as; Filiberto - opera "Il Signore Bruschino" (Paris); Monterone - opera "Rigoletto" (Italy) etc. In 1992-1993 he specialized in France in the Opera Studio and after returning to his homeland he dedicated himself entirely to directing, putting on the stage of TKOB, the University of Arts and some other cities such as Durrës and Shkodra and outside Albania over 60 works, opera , operettas, spectacles, among which we can mention; Toska; "Il signor Bruschino"; "Carmen" in Greece; "Rigoleto" in Italy "Madama Buterfly"; "Cossi fan 'tutte" "Barber of Seville"; "Il Trittico"; "La serva padrona"; "The maestro in the hat"; Falstaf; "Aida"; "Orpheus and Euridice"; ManonLescaut; "Otello"; "Traviata" complete other works .etc. He has realized the scenography of many operatic performances and has collaborated with many prominent Albanian and foreign artists. He has also written various articles in newspapers and is the author of several books of poetry. He was honored by the President of the Republic with the Order "Naim Frashëri i Artë". He is currently a lecturer at the European University of Tirana.