Constantine Kitsopoulos has established himself as a dynamic conductor known for his ability to work in many different genres and settings.Â He is equally at home with opera, symphonic repertoire, film with live orchestra, music theatre, and composition.Â His work has taken him all over the world where he has conducted the major orchestras of North America, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and the Tokyo Philharmonic.
In addition to Maestro Kitsopoulosâ€™ engagements as guest conductor, he is Music Director of the Festival of the Arts Boca and General Director of Chatham Opera. Â He is General Director of the New York Grand Opera and is working with the company to bring opera, free and open to the public, back to New Yorkâ€™s Central Park.
During the 2019-20 season Maestro Kitsopoulos will conduct return engagements with the Dallas Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Toronto Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and Indiana University.
Highlights of the 2018-19 season included return engagements with the Dallas Symphony, Detroit Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Houston Symphony, Toronto Symphony, New York Philharmonic, and Louisiana Philharmonic.Â Kitsopoulos also conducted Leonard Bernsteinâ€™sÂ MassÂ at Indiana University Opera Theatre.Â Debuts included engagements with the Seattle Symphony, and Phoenix Symphony.
Maestro Kitsopoulosâ€™ has developed semi-staged productions of Mozartâ€™sÂ The Magic Flute, for which he has written a new translation,Â Don Giovanni, andÂ La BohĂ¨me. Â He has conducted IU Opera Theatreâ€™s productions ofÂ Falstaff, Die Fledermaus, A View from the Bridge, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Most Happy Fella, South Pacific, Oklahoma, The Music ManÂ andÂ The Last Savage. Â He was Assistant Chorus Master at New York City Opera from 1984-1989.
On Broadway Maestro Kitsopoulos has been Music Director ofÂ Rodgers & Hammersteinâ€™s Cinderella, The Gershwinâ€™s Porgy and BessÂ (cast album on PS Classics), A Catered AffairÂ (cast album on PS Classics), Coram Boy,Â Baz Luhrmannâ€™s Production of Pucciniâ€™sÂ La BohĂ¨meÂ (cast album on DreamWorks Records),Â Swan Lake,Â andÂ Les MisĂ©rables.Â Â He was Music Director of ACTâ€™s production of Weill/Brechtâ€™sÂ Happy EndÂ and made the only English language recording of the piece for Sh-K-Boom Records.
Maestro Kitsopoulos studied piano with Marienka Michna, Chandler Gregg, Edward Edson, and Sophia Rosoff. Â He studied conducting with Semyon Bychkov, Sergiu Commissiona, Gustav Meier and his principal teacher Vincent La Selva.