Michalis Plataniotis

Soloist, Baritone
He was born in Volos, Greece in 1930. He studied at the Greek National Conservatoire, where he received his diploma in singing and harmony in 1975 under Michalis Vourtis. In 1980 he established a 50-member choir, which gave concerts and went on tours. He has been director of the church choir of St. Nicholas Pefkakia (Athens). His collaboration with the GNO began in 1967 as a chorister, and in 1971 undertook supporting roles. During the period from 1967 to 1988, he appeared in 34 operas and one operetta, in about 80 productions and/or revivals. His singing repertory included the roles: Don Pizarro (Fidelio), Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana), Count Monterone (Rigoletto), Fra Melitone (La forza del destino), Johann (Werther), Robert (I vespri Siciliani, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, 1978), Barone Douphol and Marchese d'Obigny (La traviata), Sciarrone (Tosca), Simone (Gianni Schicchi), Pistola (Falstaff), Crespel (Les contes d'Hoffmann), Littore (L'incoronazione di Poppea), etc. // Last update of the biography: November 2015.