Greek baritone Dimitri Platanias sings Rigoletto for The Royal Opera in the 2014/15 Season. Platanias made his Royal Opera debut in 2012 as Rigoletto, and returned to The Royal Opera in the 2012/13 Season to sing Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra).
Platanias grew up in Greece and 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 first performed Rigoletto at Casa da Música, Porto, and has since sung the role at La Monnaie, Brussels, La Fenice, Venice, Teatro Massimo, Palermo, Teatro Verdi Salerno and at the Barbican in concert with the London Symphony Orchestra. Other appearances include Amonasro (Aida) at the Bregenz Festival and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Scarpia (Tosca) at Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Megaron, Athens, and Oper Frankfurt, Alfio and Tonio (I pagliacci), Conte di Luna (Il trovatore) and Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Nabucco at the Megaron, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and Staatstheater Stuttgart, Posa (Don Carlo) at Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon, Simon Boccanegra at the Royal Opera House Muscat with Opéra de Nice, Monforte (I vespri siciliani) and Valentin (Faust) at the Megaron, Germont (La traviata) at La Fenice and High Priest (Samson et Dalila) at Teatro Verdi Trieste.
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 makes his Wigmore Hall solo recital debut in 2014.
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28 June 2013
A selection of audience tweets from the first night of Elijah Moshinsky's production of Verdi's political thriller.