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Dimitri Platanias

Baritone

Biography

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), Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana) and Tonio (Pagliacci). He returns later in the 2015/16 Season as 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 for the Salzburg Easter Festival, Stankar (Stiffelio) for La Fenice, 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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Photos

Dimitri Platanias in Rigoletto, 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, Aleksandrs Antonenko as Canio and Dimitri Platanias as Tonio 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

Dmitri Platanias as Alfio in rehearsal for Cavalleria rusticana, 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

Aleksandrs Antonenko as Canio and Dimitri Platanias as Tonio in Pagliacci

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

Aleksandrs Antonenko as Turiddu and Dmitri Platanias as Alfio in rehearsal for Cavalleria rusticana, The Royal Opera

Dimitri Platanias as Paolo Albiani in Simon Boccanegra

Dimitri Platanias

Ekaterina Siurina and Dimitri Platanias in Rigoletto, The Royal Opera

Dimitri Platanias as Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana

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

Aleksandrs Antonenko as Canio and Dimitri Platanias as Tonio in Pagliacci

Dmitri Platanias as Tonio and Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda in rehearsal for Pagliacci, The Royal Opera

Dimitri Platanias in Rigoletto, The Royal Opera