Димитриос Тилякос


Was born in Rhodes and after studying the viola, he began his vocal training with Kostas Paskalis at the “Athenaeum” conservatory of Athens.

He won the “MARIA CALLAS Scholarship” and this allowed him to continue his studies in Opera and Lied at the “Hochschule für Musik und Theater München” where he was awarded with the music degree “Meisterklassendiplom” for outstanding artistic performance. Shortly thereafter he made his debut at the Prinzregententheater in Munich in the role of Conte Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and was awarded the W.D.Fassbaender prize for young opera singers.

Between 1997 and 2003 he was a member of the Nuremberg state opera where he performed the major parts of the baritone repertory.

From 2004 he quickly made a name for himself through a series of guest performances at major opera houses and concert halls.
Recent engagements include Opera National de Paris (Don Carlo, Macbeth), London Royal Opera House (Don Carlos), Opera de Monte Carlo (La Bohème), Sala Sao Paulo, Teatro La Fenice (Manon Lescaut), Polish National Opera (Otello, Carmen), Athens Megaron (Simone Boccanegra), Tokyo Opera City, Greek National Opera (Don Giovanni, Carmen, Il Trovatore), Tchaikovsky Bolshoi Hall Moscow, Theater Bern (Carmen), Metropolitan Opera (La Bohème), Teatro Real Madrid (Les Huquenots and Macbeth), Bolshoi Opera (Don Giovanni), Opera de Nice ( Il Trovatore and Simone Boccanegra), Theatre de la Monnaie (Il Trovatore and Rigoletto), Staatsoper Hamburg (Manon Lescaut), Cologne Opera (La Forza del destino), Nederlandse Opera (La Traviata), Luxemburg Opera (La Forza del destino), Athens Megaron (Macbeth), Semper Oper of Dresden (Rigoletto), Teatro Liceu Barcelona ( The Legend of the invisible city of Kitez by Rimsky-Korsakov).

In 2010 he made his Bolshoi Theatre debut as Don Giovanni (conductor Teodor Currentzis, director Dmitri Tcherniakov). In 2014 he took part in the production of Rigoletto, singing the title role (conductor Evelino Pidò, director Robert Carsen).