2018–19 Season: Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana and Tonio in Pagliacci
Greek baritone Dimitri Platanias is making his U.S. and San Francisco Opera debuts with this production. He has received acclaim in the title role of Rigoletto at London’s Covent Garden, Brussels’ La Monnaie, Venice’s La Fenice, and Palermo’s Teatro Massimo; Amonasro in Aida at the Bregenz Festival; the title role of Simon Boccanegra at the Bavarian State Opera; Iago in Otello at La Fenice and Oper Frankfurt; the title role of Nabucco at Bavarian State Opera and Florence’s Maggio Musicale Festival; and Scarpia in Tosca at Deutsche Oper Berlin and Oper Frankfurt. In 2015, he made his debut at the Salzburg Easter Festival as Tonio and at Covent Garden as both Alfio and Tonio. Upcoming engagements include the title role of Nabucco at Hamburg State Opera, Gérard in Andrea Chénier at Covent Garden, and Guido di Montfort in I Vespri Siciliani at the Bavarian State Opera.