Dimitri Katotakis

Voice Type: Baritone

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Merola Roles: Schwabacher Summer Concert

Schools: University of Toronto; McGill University; The Juilliard School
Sanford Sylvan, Steven Blier, Don Tarnawski, Darryl Edwards
Major Roles or Experience: Guglielmo (Così fan tutte); Il Conte (Le nozze di Figaro); Steward (Flight); Kaiser Overall (Der Kaiser von Atlantis); Gianni Schicchi (Gianni Schicchi); Ramiro (L’heure espagnole); Escamillo (Carmen); Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream); Belcore (L’elisir d’amore); Harlekin (Ariadne auf Naxos)

Other Interests: My first experience in a role on stage was singing Old Deuteronomy in a production of Cats in high school. When I was younger, I also played the tuba for many years and taught it at music camps in Canada. My family is not really involved in music (though they are wonderful and supportive), but my grandfather was a Greek sound designer who worked with Callas, Mouskouri and the Rolling Stones alike. Fencing, scuba diving, chemistry, linguistics, cooking with new and exciting ingredients.

Awards: Canadian Opera Company Centre Stage, Second Place, 2014