Dionysios Sourbis
Dionysios Sourbis

With a career that includes performances on some of the world’s leading stages, Dionysios Sourbis is emerging as one of the leading baritones of his generation.

Born on the Ionian island of Zakynthos, he began his studies in Greece and was subsequently awarded a Maria Callas scholarship to study in Italy under Maestro Claude Thiolas.

Dionysios’ career has taken him to many major theatres around the world, including the Royal Opera House London, where his appearances include Silvio in the Olivier Award winning production of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, which was streamed to cinemas worldwide and released as a DVD.

He is the winner of many international competitions, including the Toti dal Monte Competition, Iris Adami-Corradetti Competition, Giovanni Martinelli – Aureliano Pertile Competition, the Spiros Argiris Competition and the International Belcanto Vincenzo Bellini Competition. He was also honoured by the Union of Greek Critics for Drama and Music.

Dionysios continues to perform extensively throughout the current season, and has appeared as Sharpless in The Greek National Opera’s Madama Butterfly alongside Ermonela Jaho, which was streamed internationally as part of the theatre's new GNO Television launch. He also sung the title role in Don Giovanni twice, under the direction of John Fulljames (Athens) and Michał Znaniecki (Thessaloniki), and was cast as Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro alongside Dimitri Platanias and Cellia Costea (Athens).

Immediate future plans include Valentin, Faust at The Greek National Opera, Athens, and Escamillo, Carmen at Lima Gran Teatro Nacional, Peru.

(Don Giovanni) Don Giovanni
(Rodrigo) Don Carlo
(Figaro / Count d'Almaviva) Le Nozze di Figaro
(Marcello) La Bohème
(Figaro) Il Barbiere di Siviglia
(Escamillo) Carmen
(Sharpless) Madama Butterfly
(Silvio) Pagliacci
(Lescaut) Manon Lescaut
(Guillermo) Così fan tutte
(Ping) Turandot
(Valentin) Faust
(Alber) Werther
(Ford) Falstaff
Le Nozze di Figaro - Greek National Opera

"Figaro, sung by Dionysios Sourbis is perfect both vocally and scenically. The acting is natural, without losing attention to detail, the recitatives very well executed, all served by beautiful voice and solid vocal technique."

Wanderer, Claire-Marie Caussin (2 November 2021)
Madama Butterfly - Greek National Opera

"They [Ermonela Jaho and Gianluca Terranova] are surrounded by a 100% Greek team of a very good level. We will remember in particular the caring Sharpless of Dionysios Sourbis, with a beautiful copper tone."

Forum Opera , Antoine Brunetto (26 November 2020)
Pagliacci - Opera di Roma

"Eccellente risultato di Dionysios Sourbis nei panni di Silvio."

Connessi all’Opera , Emiliano Metalli (7 April 2018)
Pagliacci - The Royal Opera House London

"Dionysios Sourbis was magnificent as Silvio and almost stole the show when we first focussed upon him during the Intermezzo in Cavalleria Rusticana."

Glam Adelaide , Kym Clayton (24 January 2016)

"While the enviably named Dionysios Sourbis introduced some genuine sexiness as Nedda’s would-be love Silvio."

Spectator , Michael Tanner (12 December 2015)
Le Nozze di Figaro - Teatro Regio Torino

"Il Conte interpretato da Dionysios Sourbis, il quale ha modulato efficacemente con la sua voce baritonale tersa e vellutata tutte le insidie della sua parte, restituendo un nobile di Spagna – reale antagonista al suo servo rivoluzionario – veemente, insolente, arrogante, ma anche passionale e risoluto."

Opera World , Adalberto Ruggeri (25 February 2015)

"Dionysios Sourbis che ha esternato possanza vocale intrisa di armoniosità con timbro corposo e chiaro."

Scrisse d’Arte , Renzo Bellardone (21 February 2015)
Turandot - The Royal Opera House London

"Ping, Pang and Pong - three ministers of the royal court – were highly entertaining and superbly sung by Dionysios Sourbis, David Butt Philip and Doug Jones. They were both menacing and comical when they needed to be."

Glam Adelaide , Kym Clayton (3 October 2013)

"The first scene of act two gave the three masks a chance to show their individual talents. Dionysios Sourbis as Ping had a fine, strongly projected baritone voice and impressed with his solo."

Opera Today , Robert Hugill (10 September 2013)
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