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Recognized internationally as a “winning baritone with comedic skills”, Greek-American baritone Stefanos Koroneos continues to build a reputation as a world-class performer with his extensive engagements around the globe.

Stefanos’ recent performance highlights have included the baritone solo in Captain Michael with the Berlin Philharmonic; the roles of the General in Sakellaridis’ operetta The Godson with the Greek National Opera,Il Prologo in V.Gnecchi's Cassandra with Teatro Grattacielo Sagristano in Tosca with LoftOpera and New Hampshire Opera, Dandini in La Cenerentola with New York City Opera Renaissance, Mamma Agata in Viva La Mamma with The Florida Lyric Opera, the title role in Don Pasquale and the role of Dulcamara in L’elisir d’Amore with Miami Lyric Opera and the King in Gotham Chamber Opera’s production of El Gato con Botas, conducted by Neil Goren and directed by Moisés Kaufman, where his performance received critical acclaim from both The New York Times and Opera News.

Stefanos has performed throughout Italy in works including the baritone solo in Vesperate solennes de confessor, and the roles of Don Alvaro in Il Viaggio a Reims, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Sagristano in Tosca, The King in Isabeau, Monterone in Rigoletto, Fra Melitone in La Forza del Destino, Barone in La Traviata, The Count in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Sam in Un Ballo in Maschera at opera houses including Teatro alla Scala, the Rossini Opera Festival with Maestro Antonino Fogliani and director Emilio Sagi, Teatro Giglio di Lucca and Teatro Reggio di Parma with Giuliano Carella, Teatro Verdi di Bussetto with Maestros Julian Kovatchev and Stefano Ranzani, Teatro Alighieri di Ravenna, Teatro Comunale di Pisa, Teatro Fraschini di Pavi, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, Teatro Comunale di Modena, Teatro Goldoni di Livorno, Teatro Comunale di Noto, Teatro Comunale di Trento, Teatro Comunale di Bolzano, Teatro Comunale di Katanzaro, Teatro Comunale di Noto, the Eastern Festival of Rome, and Teatro Comunale di Piacenza with Maestro Günter Neuhold and director Pier Luigi Pizzi.

Additionally, Stefanos has performed internationally as Barone in La Traviata with the Bolshoi Theater directed by Franco Zeffirelli, and at the Athens Concert Hall under the baton of Richard Bonynge; The Count in Le Nozze di Figaro with Seoul Opera; Alcindoro and Benoit in La Bohème at Oslo’s Den Nye Opera; Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Schaunard in La Bohème, and Dancairo in Carmen at Staatstheater Freiburg; and Fra Melitone in La Forza del Desinto at Theater Osnabruck, under the baton of Andreas Hotz.

In the United States, Stefanos has appeared in the roles of Sagristano in Tosca with b>Palm Beach Opera under the baton of Bruno Aprea and directed by Fabrizio Melano, and Connecticut Opera led by Willie Anthony Waters; Don Pedro in L’Africaine and Il Principe in Adrianna Lecouvreour with the Opera Orchestra of New York conducted by Eve Queler; Silvio in Il Pagliacci with Maryland Lyric Opera; Alcindoro and Benoit in La Bohème, Barone Zeta in The Merry Widow, Spinelloccio in Gianni Schicchi directed by Joachim Schamberger, and Sciarrone in Tosca under the baton of Anton Coppola with Opera Tampa; Alcindoro and Benoit in La Bohème and Wagner in Faust with Fresno Grand Opera; and Ford in Falstaff with Taconic Opera.

Equally at home on the concert stage, Stefanos has been featured in recitals in Greece with the Rhodes International Music Festival, the Maiblüten Festival in Switzerland, the 20th Anniversary Gala of Teatro Grattacielo, and performances for the Whitney Muse-um’s Biennial with artist and dancer Rashaad Newsome as well as a special perfor-mance of Carmina Burana at MOMA.

Stefanos’ recording and broadcast projects include I Vespri Siciliani with the Verdi Fes-tival of Bussetto produced by Dynamic Records, the PBS broadcast of La Bohème with Opera Tampa, Handel’s The Resurrection with Montserrat Caballé by Rai Trade, and various projects for the Sky International Classic Channel.

Recent Press

Mozart e Salieri/Il Maestro di Capella, Milan

Elisabetta Tessaroli, Operaclick

Stefanos Koroneos affronts both of the baritone roles with great ease. The voice is very well projected and the high Gs are sung in full voice without using falsettos or other compromises"

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