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Kechris Christos

Tenor

 

intro
Greek tenor Christos Kechris balances equally through the lyric repertoire and the Spieltenor repertoire, as well as the very demanding compositions of contemporary music. His musical skills make him a reliable musician and his theatrical education point out a pluralistic performer. Christos doesn’t hesitate to explore new theatrical trends of expression and acting techniques by being open to stage innovation and experimental creativity.

education
Born in Athens in 1982, Christos first approached classical music at the age of 9 when he started taking classical guitar lessons at the National Conservatory of Athens. Attracted by the performing arts he entered the Faculty of Drama and Theater at the National University of Athens and at the same time he started taking classical singing lessons with the renowned Greek baritone Kostas Paskalis. After graduating from the conservatory (Panos Dimas’ class) he attended masterclasses and courses held by acclaimed artists such as José Cura, Francisco Araiza, Ton Koopman, Dunja Vejzović , Jannette Pilou and Jane Henschel. He has also worked repeatedly with Aris Christofellis, Christina Giannakopoulou, Angelo Simo and Spyros Sakkas. The seasons 2011-2013 he has been resident artist of the Greek National Opera Studio in Athens.

opera
Still student at the conservatory, he made his opera debut singing the leading role in G. Vassilandonakis’ contemporary opera “Dance with me” which world premiered in 2007 at the Greek National Opera. Since then he had frequent engagements at the Greek National Opera. He specializes at the lyric repertoire as well as the repertoire of the character tenor (buffo) and Spieltenor. He has performed Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Tamino and Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte), Polidoro (La finta semplice), Conte Eugenio (L’ amante di tutte), Beppe (Pagliacci), Tanzmeister (Ariadne of Naxos), Jaquino (Fidelio), Goro (Madama Butterfly) and more. Other operatic highlights included his first appearance in Germany as Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus den Serail at Theater Celle and his Medoro in Haydn’s Orlando Paladino in 2014 at the Teatro Verdi Gorizia in Italy.

contemporary
Christos’ dramatic abilities and musical skills make him well placed to tackle the demanding scores and aesthetics of 20th century. Besides his opera debut, Christos very often performed scores of the standard avant-garde repertoire written by great composers such as Iannis Xenakis, Kurt Weill, Paul Hindemith and other. He collaborates in a regular basis with acclaimed greek composers performing world premieres and newly written compositions.

repertoire
Christos’ repertoire also includes song cycles of the romantic german repertoire, french chansons and famous oratorios of the classical and baroque era. In the framework of his interest to the greek music theater, he performs as well various roles of the greek operetta repertoire receiving evenly excellent reviews.

upcoming
His future engagements include among other Danilo Danilovich in Lehar’s Merry Widow with the Athens State Orchestra, Beppe in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci at the Greek National Opera project “suitcase opera”, Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus den Serail at Stadttheater Passau, Germany and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in the new year’s celebration gala in Amberg, Germany.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES
French Diplôme de Langue et Littérature Française (Sorbonne, 2eme Degré) Certificat pratique de la Langue Française (Sorbonne, 1er Degré)
German Zertifikat „Deutsch als Fremdsprache“, Grundstufe, Goethe-Institut
English Cambridge First Certificate
Russian Basic knowledge

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Repertoire

OPERA ROLES

Mozart / Don Giovanni / Don Ottavio
Mozart / Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Belmonte* & Pedrillo
Mozart / Die Zauberflöte / Tamino & Monostatos
Mozart / La finta semplice / Polidoro
Mozart / Le Nozze di Figaro / Don Basilio* & Don Curzio*
Mozart / Die Schauspieldirektor / Monsieur Vogelsang
Galuppi / L’ amante di tutte / title role
Haydn / Orlando paladino / Medoro
Webber / Der Freischütz / Max*
Beethoven / Fidelio / Jaquino
Bizet / Carmen / Remendado
Leoncavallo / Pagliacci / Beppe
Puccini / La Rondine / Prunier*
Puccini / Madama Butterfly / Goro
Puccini / Manon Lescaut / Maestro di ballo
Wagner / Die fliegende Holländer / Steuermann*
Wagner / Tristan und Isolde / Seeman & Hirt
Strauss / Ariadne auf Naxos / Tanzmeister
Viardot / Cendrillon / Barigoule
Verdi / Rigoletto / Matteo Borsa
Verdi / Nabucco / Abdallo
Verdi / I Vespri siciliani / Danieli
Carrer / Marathon-Salamis / Ateniese
Cui / Puss in boots / title role
Paisielo / Il Barbiere di Siviglia / Alcade


20th CENTURY

Glass / In the penal colony / The Visitor* (lead)
Xenakis / Oresteia / Orestes
Weill / Mahagonny Songspiel / Charlie (lead)
Weill / Der Jasager / title role
Hindemith / Hin und zurück / Robert (lead)
Kouroupos / Pylades / Orestes (lead)
Goyios / New Greece / Tzampa mangas (lead)
Antoniou / Alan Turing / L. Wittgenstein
Vassilantonakis / Dance with me / 1st man (lead)
Doussis / The duck from Mississippi / bosun (lead)


OPERETTA ROLES

Lehàr / Die lustige Witwe / Danilo Danilowitsch
Fall / Die Dollarprinzessin / Fredy Wehrburg
Sakellarides / Picnic / Verdelis (lead)
Sakellarides / The daughter of the Storm / Mr. Ronsis
Hatziapostolou / First love / Nikos (lead)
Hatziapostolou / The modern housemaid / Nikos (lead)
Lavrangas / Fakanapas / Kardinis (lead)
Samaras / The Cretan girl / Furlano


ORATORIO

Charpentier / Te Deum
Lully / Te Deum
Handel / Messiah
Handel / Semele
Stradella / San Giovanni Battista
Mozart / Große Messe in c-Moll
Mozart / Requiem
Haydn / Missa Sancti Nicolai No. 6 in G-Dur
Beethoven / Die Fantasie in c-Moll
Beethoven / Symphony No. 9
Stainer / The Crucifixion


LIEDER

Schubert / Winterreise
Schubert / Schwanengesang*
Duparc / Chansons
Eisler / Die Hollywood-Elegien
Emmanuel / In Memoriam
Liszt / 3 Sonnetti del Petrarca


*not yet performed