About the General Director

YiannoudesConstantinos Yiannoudes has performed leading operatic roles throughout the United States and in Europe. Mr. Yiannoudes has won critical acclaim for his dramatic and insightful portrayals of some of opera’s most beloved characters and most hated villains, including the title roles of Rigoletto, Macbeth, Don Giovanni and the Barber of Seville, as well as the villains Iago and Scarpia. He has appeared as a concert soloist at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Merkin Concert Hall. In Cyprus the baritone has performed solo recitals and appeared with both the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra of Cyprus.

An active conductor, Mr. Yiannoudes conducted the renowned Boys Choir of Harlem on Broadway in Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and prepared the Choir for performances with leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic and American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, and other venues across the country. Additionally, under his directorship, The Pancyprian Choir became a valued member of New York City’s Hellenic community.

A committed educator, Constantinos Yiannoudes has taught at Hunter College and City College of the City University of New York. Mr. Yiannoudes holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a Master’s Degree from the Mannes College of Music.