Mr. Pittas begins the current season performing Verdi’s Requiem with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. He also performs this work with the Kansas City Symphony later this season. Mr. Pittas makes his debut at the Hamburg State Opera singing the role of Oronte in a new production of Verdi’s I Lombardi. Additional performances include Mr. Pittas’s return to the Canadian Opera Company, first as Rodolfo in La bohème, then to sing his first performances of Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera, and to Deutsche Oper Berlin to sing Nemorino in a new production of L’elisir d’amore. He will also perform Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Beethoven’s Ninth Dimitri Pittas
Dimitri Pittas has appeared on leading opera stages throughout North America and Europe, including debuts with the Bavarian State Opera, the Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Canadian Opera Company. 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. His repertoire includes performances as Alfredo in La traviata, Tebaldo in I Capuletti e i Montecchi, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor and the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto. For his debut with Canadian Opera Company as the Duke, 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.”