Ukrainian tenor Dmitry Popov is gaining international recognition as one of the most important young artists today. After winning the Plácido Domingo Operalia Competition in 2007, he has made significant debuts in theatres including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bavarian State Opera, Munich, Teatro Regio di Torino, Stuttgart Opera, L’Opéra de Monte Carlo, Hamburg State Opera, Opéra de Lyon, and at the Australian Opera.
Dmitry Popov began the 2013/2014 season as the Prince in Rusalka at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, returning later in the season as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and as Dimitry in Boris Godunov. Popov subsequently made his debut with L'Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg as the Duke in Rigoletto and with the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in the same role. Popov returned to the Australian Opera as Don José in Carmen and it is in this role that he made his debut at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in June 2014. Popov also appeared as Alfredo in La traviata at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. In May 2014 he sang Berlioz’s Requiem at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam under Marc Albrecht.
Plans for the 2014/2015 season include his debut at the Vienna State Opera as Rodolfo, Un ballo in maschera in Toulouse, Rusalka in Lyon and Luisa Miller in Stuttgart. He will also return to Covent Garden in La traviata. Popov joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Verdi’s Requiem under Vladimir Jurowski, first in London and subsequently on tour in Europe. He made his North American debut with the same work at the 2013 Tanglewood Festival.
A winner of the Plácido Domingo Operalia Competition in 2007, his international career began with the role of Alfredo in Jonathan Miller’s production of Verdi’s La traviata in Kristiansand Opera Festival in Norway. Then followed engagements at the Teatro Regio di Torino, Italy as Nicias in Massenet’s Thais, Teatro Filarmonico di Verona in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, Deutsche Oper Berlin as Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, as Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca and Rodolfo in Verdi’s Luisa Miller, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Lykov in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Tsar’s Bride and as Rudolfo in Puccini’s La bohème, Teatro Real de Madrid as Vodemon in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, Bavarian State Opera as Prince in Dvořák’s Rusalka, Opéra National de Lyon as Macduff in Verdi’s Macbeth, Opéra de Monte-Carlo as Andrei in Tchaikovsky’s Mazepa and the Mariinsky Opera Theatre as Alfredo in Verdi’s La traviata and Vodemon in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta.
Among the conductors he has and will work with are Antonio Pappano, Simon Rattle, Valery Gergiev, Kent Nagano, Gianandrea Noseda, Andris Nelsons, Dmitrij Kitajenko, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Alexander Vedernikov, Patrick Fournillier, Kazushi Ono, Dmitri Jurowski and Vladimir Jurowski, to name a few.
Active also as a concert performer, he appeared in Rachmaninoff’s The Bells at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy under the baton of Antonio Pappano, in Gasteig Philharmonie in Munich with Münchner Philharmoniker conducted by Dmitrij Kitajenko, at the Berliner Philharmonie with Berliner Philarmoniker and Simon Rattle, a concert broadcasted in European cinema theatres and recorded on CD for EMI, and at the First Rostropovich Music Festival in Moscow.
In 2008 he gave a recital at the Salle Pleyel in Paris with the Orchestre Pasdeloup. He also performed at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride with Olga Borodina under the baton of Vladimir Fedoseyev and at the Festival Radio France Montpellier performing the concert version of Glinka’s A Life for the Tsar.