Ukrainian tenor Dmytro Popov made his international debut as Alfredo in La Traviata directed by Jonathan Miller at Opera Kristiansund in Norway which led to his immediate engagement by the Norwegian National Opera to sing the same role in a new production.
Since then Dmytro Popov has appeared in leading roles such as Prince in Rusalka, Lensky in Eugen Onegin, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut, Alfredo in La Traviata, Duke in Rigoletto, and Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera amongst others.
Previous engagements included Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Staatsoper Stuttgart and Nicias in Massenet’s Thais at the Teatro Regio in Turin. He further appeared as Cavaradossi at the Trondheim Opera, and as Pinkerton and Nemorino at the Latvian National Opera in Riga. Concert performances saw him with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kent Nagano performing highlights from I Capuleti e i Montecchi and Eugene Onegin as well as with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under the baton of Antonio Pappano and with the Russian National Orchestra at the Rostropovich Festival in Moscow – on both occasions with Rachmaninov’s “The Bells”.
This season marks his stage debuts at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich as the Prince in Rusalka and at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Lykov in The Tsar’s Bride – a role that will also take him to Lithuanian National Opera. He will return to the Staatsoper Stuttgart in Luisa Miller and Lucia di Lammermoor and to Deutsche Oper Berlin as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. He will further perform in Rachmaninov’s “The Bells” -- first with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle and, later, with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dmitri Kitayenko. In the 2011-12 season Mr. Popov performs at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in Tosca and at L’Opera Monte Carlo in Tchaikovsky’s Mazeppa.
Dmytro Popov is second prize winner at the Domingo Operalia competition 2007.