Baritone Anastasios Michalis has performed at important cultural venues, such as the Royal Opera House, the Greek National Opera, Kensington Palace and the Athens Concert Hall-Megaron. He has also collaborated with the Athens and Epidaurus Festival and the Vienna State Opera.
Anastasios has worked with prominent artists and given recitals at the embassies of the USA, Russia and Venezuela in Athens, and the Russian and Bulgarian embassies in London. He has also performed in the presence of members of the Greek, Spanish, British and French royal families, including King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Queen Sofia of Spain, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and other dignitaries. Anastasios specialises in romantic and contemporary repertoire, from classical, belcanto, Verdian and French opera roles to religious music, German, Italian, Greek and Spanish art songs.
He has participated in many world premieres of contemporary works. He has also recorded albums which have been released in Greece and an album awaiting release in the UK, USA and India. Along with his performance engagements, Anastasios keeps a busy schedule as a vocal teacher and translator. Anastasios holds a Master of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree. He studied in London with John Wakefield, Teresa Cahill and vocal coach Helen Yorke. He previously studied in Athens with John Modenos,Martha Arapis and vocal coach Bilio Moraiti. Anastasios has participated in masterclasses with David Gowland (Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, Royal Opera House), Cheryl Studer, Roderick Williams, Susan Bullock, James Gilchrist, Ruby Philogene, Ira Spaulding and Kathryn Magestro. Apart from his native Greek, he is fluent in English and Spanish and speaks good French, Italian and German.
“I always encourage my students to keep the joy of music throughout their studies. I feel confident to help them develop a singing technique which keeps their voice healthy and is combined with fine artistry and engaging performance skills. Nothing more rewarding than witnessing the rapid progress of your students!”