His extensive body of performing work was comprised of Art Songs as well as Classical and Baroque repertoires. Characterised by a highly-individual timbre and general vocal persona, his professional singing career spanned almost two decades.The combination of Constansis’ performing and music teaching career (Singing and Music Theory), especially his special education needs work and practice during the early nineties, later triggered the practitioner’s interest in changing and alternative vocality. This interest became more academically oriented in the mid-nineties. The above coincided with his performing specialisation in roles originally written for the musici or castrati singers of the ‘Baroque’ era.
Since late 2002, Constansis’ research in alternative singing vocality expanded and incorporated scientific particulars, such as those of non-binarian endocrinology, as well as current developments in gender/queer theory and practice. In 2005, the above eclectic and multidisciplinary symbiosis gave birth to the concept of hybrid vocal personae: an umbrella-term which has characterised the researcher’s work ever since. The terminology, which was first presented in public in early 2006, has been an integral component of his doctoral thesis (2009, University of York) as well as of his forthcoming book (more details soon).
Constansis obtained his PhD in Music (Musicology) in 2010. He provides specialised singing consultation and support, firmly rooted in safe vocal technique and practice, for a limited number of hybrid vocal personae. Constansis is currently seeking funding (from organisations or individuals), which will enable him to help more of these uniquely-voiced singers.