Resides: Melbourne, Australia.
Nationality: Australian / Spanish.
Languages: English, Spanish & French (fluent); Italian, German, Modern Greek & Latin.
Orchestras / Ensembles: Songmakers Australia, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Bach Musica NZ, Gloriana Chamber Choir, The Consort of Melbourne, Cantillation, Orchestra of the Antipodes, Latitude 37, Ludovico's Band, Australian Haydn Ensemble, Australian Boys Choir.
Recitals: Melbourne Recital Centre, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Musica Viva Australia, Art Song Canberra, fortyfivedownstairs, St. Paul's Cathedral Melbourne, St. James' Church King Street Sydney, ABC Classic FM, 3MBS FM.
Recordings: Grainger Tribute to Foster/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra/Sir Andrew Davis (Chandos Records), Cavalli Giasone/Pinchgut Opera/Erin Helyard (Pinchgut Live), Gluck Iphigénie en Tauride/Pinchgut Opera/Antony Walker (Pinchgut Live).
"From the first, Dinopoulos demonstrates not only the depth, but length, breadth and richness of his voice, which only gets better as he and the opera rollick along. Better still, he's just as substantial theatrically...Like Dinopoulos, [countertenor David Hansen] has corresponding strengths in the dramatic and, especially, comedic stakes." Lloyd Bradford Skye, Daily Review - 6 December 2013
The young bass-baritone Nicholas Dinopoulos studied at The University of Melbourne with Merlyn Quaife AM 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.
His operatic roles comprise Caronte / Plutone (L'Orfeo), Ercole / Besso (Il Giasone), Bartolo / Antonio (Le Nozze di Figaro), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Martino (L’Occasione fa il Ladro), L'Apparizione / Il Medico (Macbeth), Mars (Orphée aux Enfers), The Goldsmith (The Juniper Tree) and the title role in Cimarosa's Il Maestro di Cappella.
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).
Nicholas’ extensive concert repertoire includes the Pärt Passio, Puccini Messa di Gloria, Britten Rejoice in the Lamb, Grainger Tribute to Foster, Bennett Songs Before Sleep, Dvořák Stabat Mater and Mass in D, the Rossini Stabat Mater and Petite Messe Solennelle, Fauré Requiem, Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem, Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Schubert Mass in G, Haydn Nelsonmesse, Paukenmesse and Harmoniemesse, the Mozart Krönungsmesse, Spatzenmesse, Missa Solemnis, Vesperae solennes de confessore, Great Mass in C minor and Requiem in addition to several oratorios by Händel, and the St. Matthew Passion, St. John Passion, Mass in B Minor, Magnificat, Ascension Oratorio and various cantatas by J.S. Bach.
He has also given the world premiere performances of several new works from among the rising generation of Australian composers.
Recent engagements include 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 Monteverdi Vespers for Bach Musica NZ, a fourth consecutive invitation to the Peninsula Summer Musical Festival and further 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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