Budapest Festival Orchestra

Tassis Christoyannis

Born in Athens, he studied piano, singing, conducting and composing at the Athens Conservatory.

He is a leading baritone in the Greek Opera house (1995-1999) and at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf (2000-2006) where he sings Posa/Don Carlos, Germont/Traviata, Enrico/Lucia, Conte/Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Figaro/Barbiere, Dandini/Cenerentola, Taddeo/Italiana in Algeri, Silvio/Pagliacci, Ulisse/Ritorno d´Ulisse, Guglielmo/Cosi, Oreste / Iphigenie en Tauride, Eugen Onegin, Hamlet, Pelleas... As a guest he sings in New York (Carnegie Hall, Electra), Virginia Opera (Don Pasquale), Glyndebourne Festival (Falstaff), Brussels (La Traviata), Amsterdam (Lucia di Lamermoor), Paris (Capriccio), Berlin (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Geneve (Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Les Vepres siciliennnes), Frankfurt (Don Carlo), Nantes (Falstaff), Budapest (Cosi fan tutte, Don Giovanni with Ivan Fisher cond.), Faust, Il barbiere di Siviglia, I Pagliacci and Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria in Paris, Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Vienna, La Traviata in Geneve, Macbeth in Bordeaux, Don Giovanni in Las Palmas, Ciboulette in Paris Opera Comique etc... He recorded numerous Cds. Among them a recording of Handel’s “Tamerlano” which was awarded and praised internationally, as well as the “Julius Caesar” by Handel and Gretry’s “Andromaque” and Verdi’s “Falstaff” under Vladimir Jurowski on DVD or Gounod and Saint-Saens songs.

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