The Cypriot baritone, Constantinos Yiannoudes, was born and raised in Limassol and Kyrenia. He holds a Doctorate from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a Masterís degree from The Mannes College of Music.
Constantinos Yiannoudes has thrilled audiences throughout America with his dramatic and insightful portrayals of some of operaís 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 artistís extensive repertoire includes the title roles of Rigoletto, Macbeth, Don Giovanni, Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Gianni Schicchi, as well as 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, and Horace Tabor in The Ballad of Baby Doe. 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, Maine Grand Opera, Athena Opera, Fargo-Moorehead Opera and New York Grand Opera.
Noted concert performances include Gabriel Fauréís Requiem, John Rutterís Mass of the Children and Rossini's Ermione at Carnegie Hall; Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8 with the Helena Symphony; Pucciniís Messa di Gloria, Johannes Brahmsí Requiem, and Felix Mendelssohn's Die erste Walpurgisnacht with the Eugene Concert Choir; Rossini's Stabat Mater with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra; and George Frideric Handelís Utrecht Jubilate, Dvořákís Mass in D, and Ralph Vaughan Williamsí Five Mystical Songs at venues including Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall.
World premiere performances have included the role of Drosselmeir in Craig Bohmlerís The Tale of the Nutcracker, the baritone in Roger Trefousseís Found Objects, and soloist in Stephen Waltersí Requiem at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Yiannoudes also performed the role of Olivarez in the USA. premiere of Doña Flor by Niccolò Van Westerhout and the role of Marius in the New York premiere of Robert Starerís Apollonia.