Dimitri Pittas, a native New Yorker, is one of the most exciting young tenors in the opera world today. He was recently praised by The New York Times saying "his effortless and cultured singing nailed Italian-tenor style with accuracy. Mr. Pittas has a future and, evidently, already a present.".
The 2009–2010 season brings several important debuts for Mr. Pittas. He began the season singing Alfredo Germont in La Traviata with Deutsche Oper Berlin, and reprised the role for his debut with Seattle Opera. He made his debut at the Vienna State opera as Macduff in a new production of Verdi’s Macbeth, conducted by Daniele Gatti. He debuted in Frankfurt as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor and makes his debut at Dresden’s Semperoper as Rodolfo in La bohème. He joins Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for performances of Verdi’s Requiem, and concludes the season in Japan with a recital for The Metropolitan Opera on tour, and as Narraboth in Salome at the Saito Kinen Festival.
Mr. Pittas opened the 2008–2009 season singing in the annual Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park concert in Chicago, under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis. He returned to the Metropolitan Opera to sing Tamino in the The Magic Flute, followed by performances of the role of Macduff in a new production of Verdi’s Macbeth, conducted by Nicola Luisotti, in his debut at the Bavarian State Opera. He sang the role of Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore throughout the United Kingdom with Welsh National Opera, for the Metropolitan Opera, and at The Santa Fe Opera in a new production to complete his season.