Constantine Pappas is a rising talent in his field, capturing audiences with his unique performances, creative interpretations, and wonderful voice. He attended California State University, Fresno (CSUF) where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance with an emphasis in opera. He has appeared with the Fresno State Opera Program under the direction of Dr. Anthony Radford in numerous scenes and opera productions. In 2012, he was cast as Marcello in La bohème alongside American tenor Christian Reinert. In 2013, performed the role of Silvio in I pagliacci alongside American tenor Scott Piper and American soprano Laura Pedersen with the Fresno Opera and Orchestra Summer Association (FOOSA). His outstanding work earned him a reprisal of the role at Disney Hall in Los Angeles shortly after. In spring of 2014, he performed in the world premiere of The Secret of Luca starring as the title role at CSUF. He worked with both Evan Mack (composer) and Joshua McGuire (librettist).
A long-term affiliation with the California Opera Association (COA), under the direction of Edna Garabedian, provided Constantine with opportunity to perform in a wide range of challenging roles. With the COA, his roles have included: Marius in Les Misérables, Morales and Don Cairo in Carmen, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Alessio in La sonnambula, and Ben in The Telephone. In 2013, he starred in Il barbiere di Siviglia as Figaro where his performance earned him a spot in Donald Munro’s Top 20 Cultural Events for 2013.
Constantine has also frequented trips outside of Fresno to perform solo concerts in Denver, Phoenix, San Francisco, San Jose, and the Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix location).
Despite his extensive baritone roles, Constantine has since made a smooth transition to tenor steadily studying and expanding his repertoire!
In June 2015, Constantine picked up his first contracted gig as the lead male vocalist onboard Viking Ocean Cruises’ newest ocean liner, the Viking Star. He went on to launch Viking’s second ocean liner in March 2016, the Viking Sea. While onboard, he has gotten the chance to perform with artists such as Miklos Szabo (piano extraordinaire), Hannah Kilminster (West End, X-Factor, Britain’s Got Talent), and Adam Ross (Billboard-charting writer).