Greek baritone Dimitri Tiliakos was born in Rhodes. After his Viola studies at the Conservatory of Athens he began vocal studies with Kostas Paskalis at the same Conservatory. In 1996 Mr. Tiliakos was the first prize winner of the Maria Callas Institute Award enabling him to continue studies with Daphne Evangelatos at the Munich Hochschule. In 1998 he was the winner of the Willi-Domgraf Fassbaender bariton Competition in Munich and shortly thereafter made his debut as Conte Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Prinzregenten Theater in Munich. Upon completion of his studies Mr. Tiliakos joined the ensemble of the Staatstheater N├╝rnberg. His roles there have included Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte, Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Donner in Rheingold, Dandini in La Cenerentola, Germont in La Traviata, Marcello in La Boheme, Albert in Werther, Oreste in Iphigenie en Tauride, Belcore in Elisir d`amore, Conte di Luna in Il Trovatore and the title role in Don Giovanni.

In his native Greece he most recently sang the roles of Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana, alongside Agnes Baltsa, and Sharpless in Madame Butterfly under the direction of Renata Scotto in Saloniki and at the Greek national opera, Athens he has performed Conte di Luna, Marcello, Escamillo and Don Giovanni as well as Posa He most recently sang the title role in Simone Boccanegra at the Meganon in Athens.

Mr Tiliakos is making a name also as a concert singer and recently had an outstanding success in Beethoven`s 9th in Tokyo with Anna Tomowa-Sintow under the baton of Chung Myung Whun.

In 2008, he made his debut both with the Opera National de Paris and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Posa and he will make his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2011.
This biography was most recently edited by...
BillStensrud - 26 Apr 2009