Konstantinos Paliatsaras

Konstantinos Paliatsaras                                                          

Konstantinos Paliatsaras is a Greek operatic tenor.                                         http://www.balkanium.com/images/flags/flags-small/greece_small.pngΕλληνική βιογραφία 


Early life and education

Born in Athens, Greece, Paliatsaras was attracted to Opera immediately after hearing Maria Callas at the age of 7, he first studied at the National Concervatoire, Athens (Professor Maggie Karatza) and at the Royal Academy of Music,London (Professor Constance Shacklock) Studied also with Maestro Andreas Paridis.


Acis and Galatea Haendel

Paliatsaras made his debut in 1987 at the National Greek Opera, as Alfredo in La Traviata followed by many leading roles, including Macduff (Macbeth), Don Carlos, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Alfred and Prince Orlovsky in die Fledermaus, Rossillon in Die Lustige Witwe 1992,2000, Die Hexe in Hansel und Gretel 1990,Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia , Nicias in Thais, Shober in Dreimadelhaus, Jimmy in the Rise and Fall of the city of Mahagonny 1999,Prince Shuisky and the fool in Boris Godunov,the fisherman in Die Kluge,La vie Parisienne,Les Contes de Hoffman Ariadne auf Naxos,Salome,Fadinard in Il Capello di paglia di Firenze 2001 and 2003, the latest in Mozart's Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail 2007.

He enjoyed a very successful partnership with the baroque ensemble Capriccio Stravagante Skip Sempe first at the inauguration opening of the Dimitri Mitropoulos hall part of the Athens Megaron Concert Hall role: Ulisse in Monteverdi' s Il Ritorno d' Ulisse in Patria 1991. At the Athens Megaron he also appeared as Apollo in Monteverdi' s Orfeo with I Solisti Veneti , Carmen with Agnes Baltsa and Mahagonny.

A major landmark in his career was the tour in 30 cities and towns in France as Macheath in Kurt Weill's the Threepenny Opera with opera Eclate culminating in Paris 1990. In France he sung Verdi's Requiem at Angulemes,Cognac and Ruffec cathedrals 1990. Paliatsaras also presented Yiannis Markopoulos Liturgy of Orfeus in Vienna 1993 Brussels,Buenos Aires2005 Ephesus 2004 Limassol,Athens and Ancient Marathon 2006. In the city of Thessalonika Paliatsaras sung Paris in Offenbach's La Belle Helene, Don Ottavio and Nozze di Figaro. He recorded Monteverdi's Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda for DHM,BMG with Capriccio Stravagante a performance that was honored with the Diapason d'Or 1992 reissued in 2004,giving a world tour in Cologne,Monaco,Paris,Normandie 1998,New York and Seattle U.S.A. At the Teatro Olympico,Vicenza he sung the role of Apollo in Marco da Gaglianos opera la Dafne .

With the Oscar composer Vangelis he recorded the CD El Greco with soprano Monserrat Caballe for WARNER. Has also appeared in films notably the Greek version of Walt Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame singing the role of Clopin in Greek with great succes. His most recent appearance in 2009 was as Alfredo in La Traviata at the municipal Theater of Kalamata,Greece in May and a concert in October at the Alexandria Opera House in Egypt. In April 2010 Haendel "Acis and Galatea" with the Athens singers Theatro Tehnis Karolos Koun Athens.