Dionysios is an opera singer based in London. He was born in Veria, Greece and moved to the UK to continue his singing studies aided by a scholarship from the Panos4Life Society. He read music at City University while having his performance tuition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Robert Dean. He has taken the City Opera course at City Lit and studied at the Morley Opera School. He has also attended the Complete Singer course, the Ardingly International Music School, and the City of Segovia International Music Course in Spain. He participated in the British Youth Opera 2011 Easter Workshops and their 2012 production of Smetana’s The Bartered Bride in which he sang in the chorus and understudied the role of Mícha. He started his classical singing studies in 2005 at the Philippos Nakas Conservatoire in Athens, and his acting studies at the Theatre of Changes drama school. In Greece, he performed as a soloist in the oratorio Kosmas o Aitolos by Mimis Plessas conducted by the composer, and sang with The Athens Singers in Dvořák’s Stabat Mater and a production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni conducted by Peter Tiboris. Dionysios recently created the role of the Whale in Danyal Dhondy’s opera Just So at the 2012 Tête à Tête Opera Festival, and sang the bass solos in Purcell’s Ode on St Cecilia’s Day conducted by Michael Sanderson and Mozart’s Requiem conducted by Michael Fields. In 2011 he sang the roles of Plutone in Peri’s Euridice with the Guildhall Lutes and Voices under Andrew Lawrence-King, Severino in the première concert performance of Mario Ferraro’s new opera The Moonflower conducted by Andrew Morley, and Bartolo in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with Thames Philharmonia conducted by Byung-Yun Yu. He also played the roles of Uberto in Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona conducted by Peter Foggitt, and Simone in a concert performance of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with the Oxford and Cambridge Musical Club Orchestra conducted by Christopher Fifield. In 2010 he played Masetto in Jenny Miller’s production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and the Priest in Tom Weil’s experimental opera Chance at the Tête à Tête Opera Festival. He has also played the role of Polyphemus in Handel’s Acis and Galatea conducted by Will Carslake, the Imperial Commissioner in a production of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly for Mantissa Opera, Antonio in a production of Le Nozze di Figaro for the Complete Singer, and the Badger in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen conducted by Tom Seligman. His roles in opera scenes have included Leporello (Don Giovanni), Don Pasquale (Don Pasquale), Zoroastro (Orlando), Colline (La Bohème), Sergeant of Police (Pirates of Penzance), Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), Osmin (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore), Lotario (Flavio), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Barbe-Bleue (Ariane et Barbe-Bleue), Kecal (The Bartered Bride), Betto (Gianni Schicchi), Rocco (Fidelio), Watergnome (Rusalka), Coppélius (Les contes d’Hoffmann), Alindoro (La Cenerentola), Pish-Tush (Mikado), Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), and Melisso (Alcina). Dionysios has sung with companies including MidAmerica Productions, Riverside Opera, Mantissa Opera, Barefoot Opera, Skull of Yorick Productions, and Rose Opera Company. He toured with Unexpected Opera in their 2009 production of The Barber of Savile Row, and sang in the 2009 Longborough Festival Opera production of La Bohème and their 2010 Young Artists Concerts.