“Dionysios Sourbis was magnificent as Silvio and almost stole the show when we first focussed upon him during the Intermezzo in Cavalleria Rusticana.”
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 continued to perform throughout the 2020-2021 season, and most recently 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. In this period, he also sung the title role in Don Giovanni, under the direction of John Fulljames, and was cast as Figaro, Le Nozze di Figaro alongside Dimitri Platanias and Cellia Costea, both at The Greek National Opera, Athens.
Immediate future plans include Escamillo, Carmen at Lima Gran Teatro Nacional, Peru.
“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.”