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Dimitri Platanias



Dimitri Platanias in action.
Dimitri Platanias in Rigoletto, The Royal Opera © ROH/Johan Persson, 2012

Greek baritone Dimitri Platanias made his Royal Opera debut in 2012 as Rigoletto and has since returned to sing Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra) and Rigoletto for The Royal Opera. In the 2015/16 Season he returns to sing Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana), Tonio (Pagliacci) and Nabucco.

Platanias 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). Engagements include Rigoletto for Casa da Música, Porto, La Monnaie, Brussels, La Fenice, Venice, Teatro Massimo, Palermo, at the Barbican in concert with the London Symphony Orchestra and at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Amonasro (Aida) for Bregenz Festival, the Herodeon, Athens, and Teatro Regio, Turin, Scarpia (Tosca) for Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Megaron, Athens, Herodeon and Oper Frankfurt, Iago (Otello) for Oper Frankfurt, La Fenice and the Herodeon, Tonio (Pagliacci) for the Salzburg Easter Festival, Alfio, Tonio, Conte di Luna (Il trovatore) and Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) for the Herodeon, Nabucco for Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia, the Megaron, the Herodeon and Staatstheater Stuttgart, Posa (Don Carlo) for Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon, Simon Boccanegra for the Royal Opera House Muscat and Bavarian State Opera, Monforte (I vespri siciliani) and Valentin (Faust) for the Megaron and Germont (La traviata) for La Fenice.

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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