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Dimitri Platanias

Baritone

Biography

Dimitri Platanias in action.
Dimitri Platanias as Nabucco in Nabucco, The Royal Opera © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Catherine Ashmore

Greek baritone Dimitri Platanias made his Royal Opera debut in 2012 as Rigoletto and has since returned to sing Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra), Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana), Tonio (Pagliacci) and Nabucco. In the 2018/19 Season he sings Carlo Gérard (Andrea Chénier) for The Royal Opera.

Platanias initially trained as a classical guitarist, and later studied singing in Italy on an Alexandra Trianti Scholarship. He made his Greek debut as Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana) and his Italian debut as Gerard (Andrea Chénier). He currently appears for companies including Hamburg State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Frankfurt Opera, Stuttgart Opera, La Monnaie, Brussels, San Francisco Opera, Teatro Real, Madrid, La Fenice, Venice, Teatro Regio, Turin, for the Teatro del Maggio Musicale in Florence and for Greek National Opera and the Athens Epidaurus Festival, where he has sung many roles. In 2017 he made his Glyndebourne Festival debut as Giorgio Germont (La traviata) and in 2015 sang Tonio (Pagliacci) for Salzburg Easter Festival. Along with his aforementioned roles his repertory includes Macbeth, Stankar (Stiffelio), Count di Luna (Il trovatore), Simon Boccanegra, Guy de Montfort (Les Vêpres siciliennes), Amonasro (Aida), Iago (Otello) and Baron Scarpia (Tosca).

Platanias also sings widely in concert, in repertory including Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ, Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethes Faust and Orff’s Carmina Burana. He made his Wigmore Hall solo recital debut in 2014.

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Photos

SOFIA FOMINA AS GILDA, DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

SOFIA FOMINA AS GILDA in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

LUIS GOMES AS MATTEO BORSA, DOMINIC SEDGWICK AS MARULLO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

LUIS GOMES AS MATTEO BORSA, DOMINIC SEDGWICK AS MARULLO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

ANDREA MASTRONI AS SPARAFUCILE in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

Sondra Radvanovsky as Maddalena di Coigny and Dimitri Platanias as Carlo Gérard in Andrea Chénier, The Royal Opera

Dmitri Platanias as Alfio in rehearsal for Cavalleria rusticana, The Royal Opera

Dimitri Platanias as Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana

Dimitri Platanias as Tonio, Aleksandrks Antonenko as Canio and Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda in Pagliacci

Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda, Dionysios Sourbis as Silvio and Dimitri Platanias as Tonio in Pagliacci

Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda and Dimitri Platanias as Tonio in Pagliacci

Dimitri Platanias in Rigoletto, The Royal Opera

SOFIA FOMINA AS GILDA, DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

SOFIA FOMINA AS GILDA, DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

SOFIA FOMINA AS GILDA in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

NADIA KRASTEVA AS MADDALENA in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

LUIS GOMES AS MATTEO BORSA, DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

ANDREA MASTRONI AS SPARAFUCILE in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

Dimitri Platanias as Carlo Gérard and Roberto Alagna as Andrea Chénier in Andrea Chénier, The Royal Opera

Dimitri Platanias as Carlo Gérard in Andrea Chénier, The Royal Opera

Rosalind Plowright as Countess di Coigny and Dimitri Platanias as Carlo Gérard in Andrea Chénier, The Royal Opera

Dimitri Platanias as Tonio, Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda, Aleksandrs Antonenko as Canio and Benjamin Hulett as Beppe in Pagliacci

Ferruccio Furlanetto as Jacopo Fiesco and Dimitri Platanias as Paolo Albiani in Simon Boccanegra

SOFIA FOMINA in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

DOMINIC SEDGWICK AS MARULLO, DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

Sondra Radvanovsky as Maddalena di Coigny and Dimitri Platanias as Carlo Gérard in Andrea Chénier, The Royal Opera

Dimitri Platanias as Carlo Gérard in Andrea Chénier, The Royal Opera

Dmitri Platanias as Tonio, Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda, Damiano Michieletto, Aleksandrs Antonenko as Canio and Benjamin Hulett as Beppe in rehearsal for Pagliacci, The Royal Opera