Tassis Christoyannis

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 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, Il trovatore, Simon Boccanegra and Wozzeck. He has recorded operas (Tamerlano, La traviata, Falstaff, Persée, Phèdre, Le Τimbre d’argent, etc), songs by French composers (Camille Saint-Saëns, Félicien David, Reynaldo Hahn, Charles Gounod, Benjamin Godard, etc), as well as works by Greek composers (Hadjidakis, Theodorakis, Mamagkakis, Kouroupos, Mikroutsikos, 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 have been presented in Greece and abroad. He received the Prix de l’Academie Charles Cros (“Best French songs interpreter”, category: opera).