"The best in music
is not written in the scores..."
- Gustav Mahler
Dionysos Idis studied with Rudolf Piernay, Dunja Vejzovic and Irina Gavrilovici. The multi-award-winning bass later fine-tuned his skills in masterclasses with Peter Schreier, Robert Holl, Graham Johnson, Francisco Araiza and Olaf Bär.
At the age of 16 Dionysos had already participated in various concerts, operas, and theatre and musical productions. At a young age, he performed at the Stuttgart State Theatre in The Marriage of Figaro and at the Young Opera Stuttgart in The Princess and the Pea, and sang the role of the professor in the musical Dance of the Vampires in a production in Ludwigsburg.
His love for music began with the German song, inspired and fascinated by German poetry. He was offered a place at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart in the class of Prof. Dunja Vejzovic. Early on he performed opera and musical roles. He sang the role of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, and Masetto in Don Giovanni, conducted by Wilhelm Keitel. These were followed by the roles of Germano in a new production of Rossini’s L’Occasione Sulla Scala, a guest contract at the State Opera Stuttgart for the roles of the coal merchant and Pantalone in Jonathan Dove’s The Adventures of Pinocchio and the role of Papageno in a production of The Magic Flute under the direction of Prof. Angelika Luz.
After his master’s degree under Rudolf Piernay, he sang the role of Bartolo in The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini under the direction of Wilhelm Keitel and performed at the Klosterneuburg summer festival (near Vienna)in the role of Sarastro in Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
Besides operatic roles, Dionysos has given several recitals of German Lieder.
From September 2017 Dionysos Idis is a member of the Operastudio in Strasbourg.
Because of his Greek roots, he also gives many concerts of Greek music. The vitality and joy of Greek music reveals another facet of Dionysos’s ability and enriches his classical performances.