Greek baritone Dimitri 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). In the 2014/15 Season he sings Rigoletto for The Royal Opera.
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, Nabucco at the Megaron, the Odeon 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 made his Wigmore Hall solo recital debut in 2014.