Tassis Chistoyannis

Greek baritone, he was born in Piraeus. Since 1989 he has been singing with the Greek National Opera, at the Athens Concert Hall and at the most prestigious theatres and festivals worldwide. His repertoire includes leading roles in such operas as Il barbiere di Siviglia, Macbeth, Don Giovanni, Don Carlos, La traviata, Die Zauberflöte, Eugene Onegin, Faust, Hamlet, Un ballo in maschera, Falstaff and Il trovatore. He has recorded operas (Tamerlano, La traviata, Falstaff, etc), songs by French composers (Camille Saint-Saëns, Felicien David, etc), as well as works by Greek composers (Manos Hadjidakis, Mikis Theodorakis, Nikos Mamagkakis, George Kouroupos, Thanos Mikroutsikos, Yannis Markopoulos, etc). He also composes music. He has written the music for the musicals Christmas story, Once upon a time there was a young prince, the ballets On the road, Labyrinth, and the song cycles E.E.cummings, Thomas Moore, which are presented in Greece and abroad. He received the Prix de l’Academie Charles Cros (“Best French songs interpreter”, category: opera).