Constantine Costi


Constantine Costi

Constantine Costi is an award-winning director and writer working across opera and film.

He was co-Artistic Director of Red Line Productions at the Old Fitz Theatre 2020 – 2023 and was Artistic Director Advisor for The Lysicrates Foundation.

Engagements in 2024 have included Pierrot Lunaire for the Berlin Philharmonic, Il Tabarro for Sydney Festival set aboard the historic lightship The Carpentaria, a national tour of Long Lost Loves (and Grey Suede Gloves) for Musica Viva, and the documentary feature film The Golden Spurtle for Hopscotch Films UK and Hytra Films.

Recent highlights include an immersive baroque experience Inferno for the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, and Melbourne, Cheremushki for Victorian Opera which was awarded Best Opera Direction at the Greenroom Awards in 2024. His opera film A Delicate Fire for Pinchgut Opera based on the madrigals of Barbara Strozzi, was awarded Best Australian Feature Film at the Sydney Women’s Film Festival , and the ATOM Award’s Best Experimental Film.

2022 included Cesti’s Orontea for Pinchgut Opera, a Kurt Weill Double Bill for The Old Fitz Theatre; Mahagonny Songspiel and The Seven Deadly Sins, and Il Mago di Oz by Pierangelo Valtinoni for Victorian Opera.

2021 he directed La Traviata on Sydney Harbour for Opera Australia on one of the world’s largest outdoor stages and was named one of the country’s 21 hottest creatives of that year by The Australian newspaper.

For the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Constantine directed Karakorum starring David Wenham, the award-winning production of Bittersweet Obsessions, and Messiah which played to standing ovations and sell-out seasons in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Constantine won The Berlin New Music Opera Award with The Opera Foundation for Young Australians where he worked with Komische Oper Berlin’s directing team on the premiere of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin directed by Barrie Kosky. He was an assistant director and revival director for the Vienna State Opera and NCPA Beijing for Sr David McVicar’s Falstaff.

For Opera Australia he has assisted and revived the work of directors such as William Kentridge, Damiano Michieletto, Harry Kupfer, John Bell, and Elijah Moshinsky.

Constantine is a directing graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).

Constantine Costi