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 as Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana and Tonio in Pagliacci. He has received acclaim in the title role of Rigoletto at Royal Opera, Covent Garden; the title role of Simon Boccanegra at the Bavarian State Opera; Iago in Otello at Oper Frankfurt; the title role of Nabucco at Bavarian State Opera, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and Covent Garden; and Scarpia in Tosca at Oper Frankfurt. In 2015, he made his debut at the Salzburg Easter Festival as Tonio and both Alfio and Tonio at Covent Garden. Upcoming engagements include Alfio at Brussels’ La Monnaie.
Before pursuing a career in singing, Platanias performed classical guitar and studied English literature.