Nicholas Dinopoulos

Bass-baritone, musical director, choral director

The young bass-baritone Nicholas Dinopoulos studied at The University of Melbourne with Merlyn Quaife AM and furthered his training as a studio artist of Gertrude Opera.

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.

For IHOS Opera / MONA FOMA 2012 he created the role of The Poet in the world premiere performances of Constantine Koukias’ The Barbarians (Helpmann Award nomination, Best Opera category). The 2013 season saw critically acclaimed debuts for both Victorian Opera (Melbourne) and Pinchgut Opera (Sydney).

Notable 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 (María de Buenos Aires) for Victorian Opera, Keeper of the Madhouse (The Rake’s Progress) for the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the Schubert Schwanengesang for Art Song Canberra with associate artist Andrea Katz, the Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri for the Melbourne Festival, the Michael Haydn Requiem with the Australian Haydn Ensemble, a fourth consecutive invitation to the Peninsula Summer Musical Festival, several concert appearancesfor Bach Musica NZ, and recitals with Songmakers Australia at the Port Fairy Spring Muisc Festival, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Melbourne Recital Centre and for Musica Viva Australia.

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