Dimitri Pittas, tenor
Dimitri Pittas has performed on leading opera stages throughout North America and Europe, including debuts with the Bavarian State Opera, the Vienna State Opera, and with Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He is a graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and has been heard on the Met stage as Rodolfo in La bohème, Macduff in Macbeth, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, and Tamino in Die Zauberflöte. For his debut with Canadian Opera Company as the Duke in Rigoletto, the Toronto Star said, “Dimitri Pittas comes off the best as the Duke of Mantua, with a flexible voice that can express real love and shallow desire with equal conviction.”
Operatic engagements of the current season include Alfredo in La traviata with Houston Grand Opera and Nemorino with Pittsburgh Opera. In concert he performs Verdi’s Requiem with the Atlanta Symphony and the Portland Symphony. Last season, Mr. Pittas sang Verdi’s Requiem for the BBC Proms with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment led by Marin Alsop, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Oslo Philharmonic, and Rachmaninoff’s The Bells with the Orchestre Metropolitain de Montreal, under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Operatic engagements included Nemorino with Houston Grand Opera, a return to the Bolshoi Opera in the title role of Don Carlo, his role debut as Lt. Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Washington National Opera, and performances of Alfred in Die Fledermaus with Santa Fe Opera. Upcoming engagements include his Florida Grand Opera debut, his English National opera debut, and his role debut as Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca.