RETURNTassis Christoyannis

Tassis Christoyannis

Soloist, Baritone, Composer
He was born in Athens. He sang in the choirs of the City of Piraeus (1986) and the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (1989). He studied piano and singins under Kostas Paschalis, Despina Kalafati and Themis Sermie. In 1992, he graduated from the Spyros Evangelatos drama school. In 1993, he concluded his voice studies at the Sychrono Conservatory of Athens, under George Zervanos. He studied Italian repertory in Cremona. He was awarded the Aldo Protti Gold Medal (1994) and an honorary distinction at the International Maria Callas Grand Prix (1995). Since 1989 he has appeared in approximately 50 GNO productions and/or revivals. He has sung leading and supporting baritone roles in more than twenty operas, such as: Belcore (L’ elisir d’amore], Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra), Ping [Turandot), Marcello (La bohème), Count di Luna (Il trovatore), Macbeth (Macbeth), Eugene Onegin (Eugene Onegin), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana), etc. He has also interpreted leading roles in Greek operas such as Rhea, Marathon-Salamis, The Fire [I fotia], The Chessboard Fugitives [Oi drapetes tis skakieras] and The Shadowy Waters [Ta xotika nera] and operettas (The Αpaches of Athens, The Godson, Das Dreimädelhaus). He collaborated in opera productions at the Athens Concert Hall. He was a member of the Düsseldorf Opera House. He collaborated with the State Orchestras of Athens and Thessaloniki, the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) Orchestra, the Camerata, and with various Greek composers. He has recorded works by Greek composers and songwriters (Lyra, Legend Recordings), as well as operas by Handel, Gretry, Gossec and Salieri (MDG, Ricercar, Singulares). He is also a composer himself and his works have been presented in Greece and abroad. // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of productions below is continually updated.