The young bass-baritone Nicholas Dinopoulos studied at The University of Melbourne with Merlyn Quaife, and furthered his training at The Opera Studio Melbourne. A prolific concert artist and recitalist, he is frequently heard in live-to-air broadcasts on ABC Classic FM and 3MBS FM, and is a core member of Songmakers Australia under the artistic patronage of Graham Johnson.
He recently created the role of The Poet in the world premiere performances of Constantine Koukias’ The Barbarians (Helpmann Award nomination, Best Opera category) for IHOS Opera / MONA FOMA 2012. The 2013 season marked debuts for both Victorian Opera (Melbourne) and Pinchgut Opera (Sydney).
Recent engagements have included performances of the Grainger Tribute to Foster for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis (and a subsequent recording for Chandos Records), El Cantor (Maria de Buenos Aires) for Victorian Opera, Keeper of the Madhouse (The Rake’s Progress) for the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Schubert’s Schwanengesang for Art Song Canberra with associate artist Andrea Katz, Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu nostri for the Melbourne Festival, Monteverdi’s Vespers for Bach Musica NZ, a fourth consecutive invitation to the Peninsula Summer Musical Festival, and recitals for Songmakers Australia at the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Melbourne Recital Centre and for Musica Viva Australia.
He also currently holds positions on the staff of the Australian Boys Choral Institute and at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University.
Nicholas appeared as Ercole in Giasone (2013), and as the Scythian Guard and the Minister of the Sanctuary in Iphigénie en Tauride (2014) for Pinchgut. This bio taken from the Iphigénie en Tauride program.
Photo by Bridget Elliot
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