Baritone Constantinos Yiannoudes has thrilled audiences throughout America with his dramatic and insightful portrayals of some of opera’s most beloved characters and most hated villains. Commanding presence, powerful voice, consummate grasp of portrayal, polished and poised artist, understated comic flair, and noble sound are just a few phrases the press has used to describe his performances.
The versatile artist’s extensive repertoire includes the title roles of Rigoletto, Macbeth, Don Giovanni, Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Gianni Schicchi, as well as Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana, Il Conte d' Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Il Conte di Luna in Il Trovatore, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Escamillo in Carmen, Ford in Falstaff, Germont in La Traviata, Jago in Otello, Marcello in La Bohème, Michele in Il Tabarro, Scarpia in Tosca, Horace Tabor in The Ballad of Baby Doe and Tonio in I Pagliacci.
Past seasons have found him at San Francisco Opera, Sarasota Opera, Lyric Opera of San Antonio, Opera Idaho, Eugene Opera, Nevada Opera, Boheme Opera of New Jersey, Syracuse Opera, Mobile Opera, Taconic Opera, Mississippi Opera, Opera San José, Portland Opera Repertory Theatre, Teatro Grattacielo, Slovak National Theatre, Maine Grand Opera, Athena Opera, South Texas Lyric Opera, Circolo Culturale di Mola, Fargo-Moorhead Opera and New York Grand Opera.
Noted concert performances include Fauré’s Requiem, Wilberg's Requiem, John Rutter’s Mass of the Children and Rossini's Ermione at Carnegie Hall; Mahler's Symphony No. 8 with the Helena Symphony; Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Brahms’ Requiem, and Mendelssohn's Die erste Walpurgisnacht with the Eugene Concert Choir; Rossini's Stabat Mater with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra; and Handel’s Utrecht Jubilate, Dvořák’s Mass in D, and Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs at venues including Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall.
World premiere performances have included the role of Drosselmeir in Craig Bohmler’s The Tale of the Nutcracker, the baritone in Roger Trefousse’s Found Objects, and soloist in Stephen Walters’ Requiem at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Yiannoudes also performed the role of Olivarez in the U.S. premiere of Doña Flor by Niccolò Van Westerhout and the role of Marius in the New York premiere of Robert Starer’s Apollonia.
Mr. Yiannoudes was born and raised in Limassol and Kyrenia, Cyprus. He holds a Doctorate from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a Master’s degree from The Mannes College of Music.