Dimitri Platanias, Greek baritone. APA Artists' Management Alexandra Mercer - www.apaartistsmanagement.com/dimitriplatanias/




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Video (YouTube):
Tosca (Te Deum)
Tosca (Act II)
Aida (Nile Scene)
Simon Boccanegra (Paolo)
I Pagliacci (Tonio)

Audio (Mp3):
Rigoletto - Larà Larà
Rigoletto - Cortigiani vil razza dannata
Andrea Chenier - Nemico della Patria
Nabucco - Dio di Giuda


Rigoletto - debut at ROH Covent Garden.
Two figures are dominant, and they are the two who matter most: John Eliot Gardiner, conducting Rigoletto for the first time, and the stunning Greek baritone Dimitri Platanias, making his Covent Garden debut. As for Platanias, I have rarely heard the title role sung with such gloriously sustained tone and line, or such thrilling power. Visually he's not the most grotesque of Rigolettos; perhaps he feels that his costume, a proto-Hell's Angel black-leather get-up, is weird enough. But he projects bags of character with his voice alone - a voice that I would like to hear much more.
Richard Morrison - The Times - 1st April 2012

Born in Greece, he is now recognised as one of the foremost Verdi Baritones of the younger generation. Winning the Alexandra Trianti Scholarship enabled him to study in Italy under Masako Tanaka Protti and at the showcase concert for the winners of this bequest, Rodney Milnes said in Opera Magazine:
The most impressive singer was the baritone Dimitris Platanias, who on this showing could sing Rigoletto anywhere in the world: beautifully warm, heroic tone, a dynamic range from forte to a pianissimo that lost nothing in colour or substance, musicianship and instinctive feeling for text - a name to watch out for in the current dearth of Verdi baritones.

He went on to make his debut at Greek National Opera and his first appearance in Italy as Gerard ANDREA CHENIER. His debut at La Fenice di Venezia was as RIGOLETTO, a role that he has since made his own and it was as RIGOLETTO that he made his highly acclaimed debut at the Royal Opera Covent Garden. A most gifted linguist, he is noted not just for the splendour, rich timbre and beauty of his voice, but also for his insightful interpretations of the characters he portrays. His recent appearance as RIGOLETTO in concert with the London Symphony Orchestra under Gianandrea Noseda was greeted with great enthusiasm, leading Hugh Canning in The Sunday Times Culture - 22 September 2013 to write: Platanias, meanwhile must now be the great white hope among younger Verdi baritones.


Roles performed:

AIDA: Amonasro





ALCESTE: High Priest

ANDREA CHENIER: Gérard




UN BALLO IN MASCHERA: Renato

LA BOHEME: Marcello

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Alfio


DON CARLOS: Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa

DON GIOVANNI: Leporello

FAUST: Valentin

LA GIOCONDA: Barnaba

MARATHON-SALAMIS: Xerxes

MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Sharpless

NABUCCO: Title role





LE NOZZE DI FIGARO: Figaro

OTELLO: Iago

I PAGLIACCI: Tonio


O PROTOMASTORAS: The Master

RIGOLETTO: Title role







SAMSON ET DALILA: Grand Prêtre

SIMON BOCCANEGRA: Title role

SIMON BOCCANEGRA: Paolo Albiani



TOSCA: Scarpia




LA TRAVIATA: Germont Père


IL TROVATORE: Conte di Luna

I VESPRI SICILIANI: Guido di Monteforte
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Thessaloniki Opera
Teatro dell'Opera Giocosa di Savona
Teatro Goldoni di Livorno
Bregenzer Festspiele

Megaron Athens

Teatro Sociale di Rovigo
Il Politeama di Catanzaro
Teatro Sociale di Trento
Teatro Goldoni di Livorno

Greek National Opera

Greek National Opera

Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Greek National Opera

Teatro Nacional de São Carlos

Greek National Opera

Megaron Athens

Greek National Opera

Greek National Opera

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Staatstheater Stuttgart;
Megaron Athens;
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Teatro Castello di Vigoleno
Teatro dell'Opera Giocosa di Savona

Greek National Opera

Teatro la Fenice di Venezia

Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Greek National Opera

Greek National Opera/Megaron

ROH Covent Garden
Théâtre Royal de la Monnais
London Symphony Orchestra (Barbican Centre)
Teatro La Fenice di Venezia
Teatro Massimo Palermo
Casa da Música, Porto
Greek National Opera

Teatro G. Verdi di Trieste

Royal Opera Muscat

ROH Covent Garden;
Megaron Athens;
Teatro Verdi Salerno

Deutsche Oper Berlin;
Oper Frankfurt;
Megaron Athens;
Opera Ireland

Teatro La Fenice di Venezia
Greek National Opera

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

GNO Megaron Athens


Concerts include:

Joseph L'ENFANCE DU CHRIST (Megaron); Mephistopheles, Boser Geist, Pater Seraphicus SZENEN AUS GOETHES FAUST (Megaron); CARMINA BURANA (Megaron, Thessaloniki); MOZART - CORONATION MASS (Corfu). Gunther GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG (Megaron - Concert form); BRAHMS -EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM (Megaron); FAURÉ - REQUIEM (Greek National Opera); MENDELSSOHN - DIE ERSTE WALPURGISNACHT (Odeon of Herodes Atticus); WIGMORE HALL RECITAL in the Rosenblatt Recitals Series.

Conductors and Directors with whom he has worked include:

Martin Andre; Myung Wun Chung; John Eliot Gardiner; Lukas Karytinos; Gianluca Martinenghi; Diego Matheuz; Myron Michailidis; Carlo Montanaro; Gianandrea Noseda; Antonio Pappano; Carlo Rizzi; Giovanni di Stefano.
Daniele Abbado; Robert Carsen; Stephen Langridge; David McVicar; Jakob Peters-Messer; Elija Moshinsky; Nikos Petropoulos; Graham Vick.

Future Plans:

Title role RIGOLETTO: Royal Opera Covent Garden; Concertgebouw Amsterdam; Germont LA TRAVIATA: Teatro La Fenice di Venezia; Title role NABUCCO: Staatstheater Stuttgart; Iago OTELLO: Odeon of Herodes Atticus; Title role SIMON BOCCANEGRA: Bayerische Staatsoper; Iago OTELLO: Oper Frankfurt; Alfio CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Tonio I PAGLIACCI: Osterfestspiele Salzburg; Royal Opera Covent Garden; Title role NABUCCO: Royal Opera Covent Garden.

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