A third-year member of the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist
Development Program, the young American tenor is fast on his way to becoming
one of the most sought after singers of his generation. After making his
Metropolitan Opera debut during the 2004-2005 season, Mr. Pittas returns for
his second season in the roles of Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor, and Tybalt in
Romeo et Juliette.
Mr. Pittas, a native of New York, who trained at McGill University in Montreal
and SUNY Potsdam, has also been an apprentice artist at both Pittsburgh Opera
and Sante Fe Opera. He has cultivated a vast and varied operatic repertoire
including such favorites as Rodolfo (La boheme), Duke of Matua (Rigoletto),
Faust (Faust), Romeo (Romeo et Juliette), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Don Ottavio
(Don Giovanni) and Nemorino (L'Elisir d'amore).
The winner of numerous awards from the Richard Tucker Foundation, Licia
Albanese-Puccini Foundation and George London Foundation , Mr. Pittas
continues to garner recognition for the beauty and quality of his voice. This
summer, he returns for his third season at Santa Fe Opera as Naraboth in
Salome. In the summers of 2007 and 2008, he will be seen as Nemorino (Elisir
d'amore) and Lensky (Eugene Onegin) respectively, at the Opera Theatre of St.