Tassis Christoyannis is highly sought after for roles in Italian and French opera repertoire. He has also built up an outstanding reputation as a French Melody performer.
Born in Athens, he studied piano, singing, conducting and composition at the Athens Conservatoire.
As a member of the Greek National Opera company, he sang Belcore (l’Elisir d’amore), Don Carlos (Ernani), Papageno, Conte Di Luna (Il Trovatore), Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Guglielmo (Cosi fan Tutte), Eugene Onegin etc…
He worked with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Düsseldorf) singing Posa (Don Carlos), Germont (La Traviata), Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Il Conte (Le nozze di Figaro), Don Giovanni, Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Dandini (La Cenerentola), Taddeo (l’Italiana in Algeri), Silvio (I Pagliacci), Guglielmo (Cosi fan Tutte), Ulisse (Il ritorno di Ulisse in Patria), Pelléas, Oreste (Iphigenie en Tauride), Eugene Onegin, Hamlet.
Performances in recent years include Germont (La Traviata) at La Monnaie in Brussels, Düsseldorf, Nantes, Geneva and at the Glyndebourne Festival, Figaro at the Staatsoper Berlin, Rouen, Geneva, Vienna and Paris, Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor) in Düsseldorf, Tours and Amsterdam, Don Giovanni in Tours and Budapest (cond. Ivan Fischer), Alfonso (La Favorita) in Montpellier, Guglielmo in Las Palmas and Budapest (cond. Ivan Fischer), Posa in Frankfurt and Athens, Ford (Falstaff) in Glyndebourne (V.Jurowski / R.Jones) and Nantes, Oreste (Grétry’s Andromaque) at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and in Brussels, Monfort (Les Vêpres Siciliennes) in Geneva, Valentin (Faust) at the Paris Opera, Macbeth in Bordeaux and Athens, Silvio (I Pagliacci) in Paris, Renato (Un Ballo in Maschera) in Tours, Egée (Gossec’s Thésée) in Liège and Versailles, Danaüs (Salieri’s Les Danaïdes) in Versailles, Marcello (La Bohème) in Paris, Cinq-Mars by Gounod in Munich, Vienna and Versailles, Michele and Gianni Schicchi (Il Trittico) in Tours, Duparquet (Ciboulette) in Paris Opéra-Comique, Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades) in Strasbourg, Chorèbe (Les Troyens) in Geneva, Posa (Don Carlo) and Simon Boccanegra, title role, in Bordeaux, Germont (La Traviata) at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Athens, Posa (Don Carlo) in Strasbourg, Macbeth in Athens, Le Timbre d’argent (Saint-Saens) at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, Luna (Il Trovatore) in Frankfurt, Gounod’s Le tribut de Zamora in concert in Munich and Versailles, Ford (Falstaff) on tour with the BFO and Ivan Fisher, a concert tour with Saint-Saens’ mélodies in Switzerland and in Italy, Enrico (Lucia), Simone Boccanegra in Athens, Tarare with Les Talents Lyriques at the Theater an der Wien, Versailles, Philharmonie de Paris, Caen, Jephté with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles in Budapest, Armide with Le Concert Spirituel in Paris, Metz and Bruxelles, Dardanus at the Müpa Budapest, Massenet’s Le Portrait de Manon and Puccini’s Le Villi in concert in Limoges, Don Giovanni in Athènes,
Recently, he has been particularly noticed for his interpretation of Wozzeck in Athens, Sharpless (Madame Butterfly) at the Opéra national du Rhin, Campra‘s Idoménée in Lille and at the Staatsoper Berlin, Iago (Otello) in Athens, Abramane (Zoroastre) with Les Ambassadeurs in Namur, Anvers and Tourcoing, Don Andrès de Rebeira (La Périchole) at the Opéra-Comique-Paris, Hilpérick (Saint-Saëns‘ Frédégonde) in Tours, Scarpia (Tosca) in Athens.
Tassis Christoyannis has performed in a number of French Melody concerts throughout Europe.
In collaboration with the Palazetto Bru Zane, he has recorded melodies by Camille Saint-Saens, Benjamin Godard, Charles Gounod, Félicien David, Edouard Lalo, and Reynaldo Hahn and César Franck (complete melodies).
His projects for the 2022/23 season and the following ones : Polydore by Jean-Baptiste Stuck (title role) and Werther (title role) in Budapest, Agamemnon (Iphigénie en Aulide) and Abramane (Zoroastre) at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Berlioz‘s La Scène héroïque with the Freiburger Kammerorchester, Pollux (Castor et Pollux) in Budapest, Amsterdam and at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Le Diable (Massenet’s Grisélidis) in Montpellier, Nabucco (title role) in Athens, Falstaff (title role) in Lille and Luxembourg, Golaud (Pelléas et Mélisande) in Spoleto with the Budapest Festival Orchestra (cond. Iván Fischer)…