Constantinos Yiannoudes, Baritone

1999 – 2000

During the 2012-13 season, CONSTANTINOS YIANNOUDES takes on the post of General Director of Kyrenia Opera, which will present its Inaugural Gala in December, 2012. Other recent engagements included two recitals in Cyprus (March 2012), the role of Horace Tabor (The Ballad of Baby Doe) for Opera Idaho (April 2012),  and Jago (Otello) with Slovak National Theatre and Pafos Aphrodite Festival in Cyprus (Summer 2012). On the concert stage, he appeared as the baritone soloist in Mahler’s Symphony # 8 with the Helena Symphony (May 2012), and appeared in  concert at Alice Tully Hall in celebration of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union (Sept. 2012). In October 2012, he will be a featured soloist in a recital in Toronto, Canada, as well as an Opera Gala with Mississipi Opera in November 2012. Upcoming roles include Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) and Renato (Un Ballo in Maschera) with the New York Grand Opera.

Other recent engagements for Mr. Yiannoudes included Scarpia (Tosca) with Mobile Opera in Spring of 2011, and the title role of Macbeth with Taconic Opera,  the US premiere of Doña Flora by Niccolo Van Westerhout, and Brahms Requiem, during the 2009-10 season.

In the 2008 – 2009 season, he returned to Taconic Opera as the Count di Luna (Il trovatore) and Michele (Il tabarro). For Mississippi Opera and Texas Lyric Opera, he appeared in the title role of Rigoletto. On the concert stage, he performed Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht with the Eugene Concert Choir in Oregon, and returned to his homeland as a soloist in a Verdi and Shakespeare concert with the Cyprus Youth Orchestra.

In the 2007 – 2008 season, Mr. Yiannoudes debuted with Syracuse Opera in the title role of Rigoletto and returned to Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center as a soloist for Faure’s Requiem and John Rutter’s Mass of the Children. He also returned to New York Grand Opera in the role of Germont (La traviata).

Engagements during the 2006 – 2007 season included the title role in Rigoletto with Boheme Opera of New Jersey, an appearance as soloist with the Eugene Concert Choir in Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and the world premiere of Stephen Walters’ Requiem at Carnegie Hall.

During the 2005 – 2006 season, Mr. Yiannoudes appeared as Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) for Taconic Opera, directed by former OSJ resident artist Dan Montez, and repeated the role with Eugene Opera later in the season. For Sarasota Opera, Mr. Yiannoudes sang the role of Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) in early 2006. On the concert stage, he performed at Carnegie Hall in William Tell with the Opera Orchestra of New York.

Since departing Opera San Josè, Mr. Yiannoudes has maintained an active performance schedule in both opera and concert. Recent seasons have brought Mr. Yiannoudes to San Francisco Opera to cover Germont (La traviata), Boheme Opera of Jersey in the title role of Don Giovanni and Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), San Antonio Lyric Opera as Escamillo (Carmen), Cyprus Lyric Stage as Malatesta (Don Pasquale), and to New York’s Central Park with New York Grand Opera for a dual bill of La bohèmes, as Marcello in Puccini’s score and Rodolfo in Leoncavallo’s version of the story.

Over the past several seasons, Mr. Yiannoudes has appeared with New York Grand Opera, Eugene Opera, Nevada Opera, Teatro Grattacielo, Little Orchestra Society, Annapolis Opera and Taconic Opera, as well as in concert at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and the Bruno Walter Auditorium.

Other recent engagements include Kurt Weill’s Mahagonny-Songspiel, Virgil Thomson’s Four Saints in Three Acts, Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Marius in the New York premiere of Robert Starer’s Apollonia. World premiere performances have included the baritone in Roger Trefousse’s Found Objects.

For more information, please visit Mr. Yiannoudes’s website.