Amonasro

Aris Argiris

Born in Athens, studied with Kostas Paskalis, Frangisco’s Voutsinos and Despina Calafati in his home town. In 1999, the Maria Callas Scholarship received his vocal studies in the master class of Prof. Daphne Evangelatos at the Academy of Music and Theater in Munich. In 2002 Mr. Agiris won the International Singing Competition at Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg, where he sang the title role in Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

Arias Argiris recorded Ariadne – Dithyrambos for baritone and orchestra by Siegfried Matthus and Holoferne’s Aria from Matthus’ Judith with the label Genuin and can be seen singing Escamillo in the first 3D opera-movie, which is based on the Royal Opera House Carmen production of 2010
Internationally-acclaimed Greek baritone Aris Argiris, is one of the leading singers in front of the opera and concert public today. Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur, Christian Thielemann, Yakov Kreizberg, Gustav Kuhn, Donato Renzetti, Manfred Honeck, Walter Attanasi, Graeme Jenkins, Carlo Franci, Antonello Allemandi, Patrick Lange and Carlo Rizzi.

Aris Argiris returns to the Semperoper in Dresden in 2016-17 as Figaro in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and to La Monnaie in Brussels as Sharpless in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. He then sings Paolo in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegraat Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and The Ruler in Korngold’s The Miracle of the Heliane in concert at Theater Freiburg.

He started the 2015-16 season singing Belcore at Donizetti’s Elisir d’Amore at La Monnaie, followed by Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder with the Israel Philharmonic on tour at Athens’ Megaron Concert Hall under Zubin Mehta. He had a celebrated debut as Iago at Verdi’s Otello at Opéra de Montreal. He could also be heard as Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen both at Hamburg State Opera, as Scarpia at Puccini’s Tosca at Musiktheater in the district in Gelsenkirchen, as Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Semperoper, and as Amonasro in Verdi’s Aida at the Prinzregententheater in Munich.

In summer 2016, Amonasro starred with the Greek National Opera in performances at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus Theater as part of the Athens Festival and Orestes in a concert performance of Gluck’s Iphigenia on Tauris in the version by Richard Strauss at the International Gluck Opera Festival.

In the 2014-15 season, Aris Argiris could be seen as Escamillo at Bizet’s Carmen at the Theater St. Gallen.The last season was written in the title role of Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Music Theater in the district of Gelsenkirchen. Other engagements included Figaro in Darius Milhaud’s La mère coupable at Theater an der Wien as well as Renato at Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera with the Israel Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta in Tel Aviv.

His 2013-14 season included roles as Germont at Verdi’s La Traviata at the Komische Oper Berlin, Escamillo at Carmen at the Savonlinna Festival, Scarpia at Puccini’s Tosca at Oper Bonn, Lescaut at Puccini’s Manon Lescaut at La Monnaie , Francesco in Verdi’s Masnadieri at the Aalto Music Theater Essen and Renato in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera at San Diego Opera and Teatro Verdi in Trieste. He could also be heard in concert performing Johann Strauss’ Bat with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta.

Highlights of his 2012-13 season included Marcello at Puccini’s La Bohème at New National Theater in Tokyo, The Four Villains at Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffman at Theater an der Wien, Count di Luna at Verdi’s Il Trovatore at Opera Bonn and Nardo in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera at the Staatsoper Berlin.Audiences in Frankfurt had the opportunity to hear Mr. Argiris in major roles of the baritone repertoire, as Lord Enrico Ashton in Verdi’s Lucia di Lammermoor, the title role in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Guglielmo in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, The Four Villains at Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Marcello at Puccini’s La Bohème, Dandini at Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Ramiro at Ravel’s L’heure espagnole, Rodrigo and Marchese di Posa at Verdi’s Don Carlo , Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata and Francesco in Verdi’s I Masnadieri. Aris Argiris also had a close relationship with Bonn Theater, where Lord Enrico Ashton in Lucia di Lammermoor, Valentin in Gounod’s Faust, Fritz / Frank in Korngold’s The Dead City, Scarpia in Tosca, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and count Luna in Il Trovatore.