Leandros Taliotis is an international operatic baritone based in the UK. He has performed extensively in Europe and beyond in opera, oratorio and recital. His warm, lyrical voice with ringing top notes, highly trained musicianship, stagecraft and Mediterranean looks make him a versatile artist whose performances have earnt him critical acclaim.

Leandros studied music as a choral scholar at Cambridge University before winning a scholarship to the Royal College of Music. He was invited to join Flanders Opera Studio for the 2003-2004 season and during this time performed in recitals and opera scenes in Antwerp, Ghent and Amsterdam and sang the role of Sid in Albert Herring at De Vlaamse Opera, Antwerp, a role which he subsequently sang at the Teatro Rendano, Cosenza, earning praise in the Italian press.

After stepping-in as Belcore in the final dress rehearsals of L’elisir d’amore in Duisburg in February 2008, Leandros was engaged at Deutsche Oper am Rhein for the 2008-2009 season, singing roles in Don Carlos (Flemish Deputy), Rusalka (Hunstsman), Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (Spirit) and Janacek’s From the House of the Dead (Young Prisoner) in the opera houses of Düsseldorf and Duisburg.

Other engagements have include Zurga The Pearl Fishers (Northampton Festival opera), Dandini La Cenerentola (OperaFour), Tempter, Herald of Hakon, Welsh Herald The Martyrdom of St. Magnus, Maxwell Davies (Norwegian National Opera/Oslokammermusikk Festival), Semyon The Crocodile (Tête à Tête Festival), Morales Carmen, (Opera à la Carte: UK, France and Ireland) Belcore L’elisir d’amore (Vox Lirika Opera), Lockit The Beggar’s Opera arr. Britten (Surrey Opera), Tarquinius The Rape of Lucretia and Adonis The Judgement of Calliope – Henze (Dartington Festival) Lakai Ariadne auf Naxos (Aldeburgh Productions) Papageno Die Zauberflöte (Cambridge Philharmonic), Sharpless Madame Butterfly, Elviro Xerxes and Junius The Rape of Lucretia (British Youth Opera).

A busy concert schedule has included engagements in Belgium, Holland, Germany, Japan, France, Greece, the Seychelles and throughout the United Kingdom. Highlights include the European premiere of Christos Hatzis Everlasting Light at the Megaron in Athens and the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the world premiere of Will Todd A Song of Creation, Pilatus St John Passion at the Barbican, Carmina Burana in Antwerp and Ghent, Belshazzar’s Feast in Manchester, Elijah and Das Lied von der Erde in London and Recitals at the Warwick and Leamington Festival and London’s Hellenic centre (Young Greek Masters series).

Engagements for the 2014-15 season include Morales and Dancairo Carmen with the Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, Giorgio Germont La Traviata with Opera Lyrica and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at Snape Maltings.  Leandros continues his vocal studies with Russell Smythe.