Meet Our Director

Constatine Grame

Constantine Grame studied music with his father, Theodore Grame, and holds and Advanced Certificate in Piano from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in London.

In recent years he has served as stage and musical director for Rienzi, Macbeth, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Der fliegende Holländer, Don Giovanni, Il trovatore, Iphigenie en Aulide, Carmen, Tristan und Isolde, La clemenza di Tito, Mefistofele, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Orfeo ed Euridice, Fidelio, all four operas of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Hänsel und Gretel and Babes in Toyland. His edition of the original Herbert/MacDonough text of Babes in Toyland has been recognized as the most authoritative version available today, and Mr. Grame is currently preparing the first printed orchestral score and parts from the original manuscripts.

As music director he has directed such work as Kiss Me, Kate!, The Sound of Music, The Music Man, Carousel, My Fair Lady, Little Shop of Horrors, and many other works. As piano accompanist he has accompanied such distinguished artists as Sherrill Milnes, Maria Zouves, Stella Zambalis, Carole Cook, and Enrico di Giuseppe. He has appeared as tenor soloist in such works as Il barbiere di Siviglia and The Mikado.

He is an accompanist and voice coach and serves on the faculty of the Marcia P. Hoffman Institute for the Performing Arts (Ruth Eckerd Hall). He serves as organist at First Church of Christ, Scientist, St. Petersburg. His own opera, The Spoiler, premiered in Tarpon Springs in 2004 and was revived there in 2008, 2012, and 2016. In 2014—in recognition of his lifelong of dedication to the works for Richard Wagner—he attended the Bayreuth Wagner Festival as part of the Stipendiaten Programme, becoming one of very few Americans accorded this honour.