Дмитро Попов


Ukrainian tenor Dmytro Popov began his career as a soloist with Kiev National Theatre where he made his professional debut as Lensky Eugene Onegin. He came to international attention in 2013 when he performed the role of Rodolfo La bohème at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

From here, Dmytro’s global career took off and he has since performed multiple roles across the world at significant opera houses with highlights including La bohème at the Metropolitan Opera and Bayerische Staatsoper, Alfredo La traviata at Wiener Staatsoper and Mariinsky Theatre, Nicias Thais at Teatro Regio di Torino, Pinkerton Madama Butterfly, Cavaradossi Tosca and Rodolfo Luisa Miller with Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vaudémont Iolanta with Teatro Real Madrid, Macduff Macbeth with Opéra National de Lyon, Andrej Mazeppa with Opéra de Monte-Carlo and Riccardo Un ballo in maschera at Théâtre du Capitôle de Toulouse.

As well as being an experienced character performer, Popov is established on the concert platform having performed works including Rachmaninov’s The Bells with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome conducted by Antonio Pappano, with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, with the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, and most recently with Orchestre de Paris under Gianandrea Noseda. Additional concert highlights include Verdi’s Requiem at the BBC Proms, Tanglewood Music Festival, with London Philharmonic Orchestra, and in a staged production with Staatsoper Hamburg, A Life for the Tsar at the Festival Radio France, Montpellier and Don José Carmen in concert at the Verbier Festival.

A highly successful 2018/19 season saw performances of La traviata at Teatro Regio Torino, Dmitri Tcherniakov’s production of Iolanta with Opéra de Paris, Tosca at the Semperoper Dresden, The Prince in Rusalka at Oper Köln, and Un ballo in Maschera at the Deutsche Oper and Bolshoi Theatre. In concert, Dmytro performed across Europe on a tour of Verdi’s Requiem under Teodor Currentzis, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons, and at the Wigmore Hall with pianist Iain Burnside in a recital of Russian Song. Although cut short, the 2019/20 season saw performances of La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera, Madama Butterfly at the Opéra de Paris, Carmen at Oper Köln, and Verdi’s Requiem at the Hamburgische Staatsoper.

Engagements this season and beyond include returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper for Rusalka and Carmen, Wiener Staatsoper for Carmen, Hamburgische Staatsoper for La traviata, Dresden Semperoper for Norma, and Bolshoi Theatre for Mazeppa. Later, Dmytro returns to the Metropolitan Opera, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Royal Opera House, Wiener Staatsoper and Bayerische Staatsoper.

An established recording artist, Dmytro has recently released his debut solo record Hymns of Love with Orchid Classics, recorded with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. Dmytro also features on Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta with the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, released on OEHMS Classics (2015) and Rachmaninov’s The Bells with the Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and released on EMI (2013). Dmytro continues to work with great conductors such as Antonio Pappano, Sir Mark Elder, Andris Nelsons, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Giampaolo Bisanti, Valery Gergiev, Carlo Rizzi, Thomas Søndergård, Vladimir Jurowski, and Teodor Currentzis, and with many notable directors including Dmitri Tcherniakov, Paul Curran, Peter Sellars, Calixto Beito, Robert Wilson, and many more.

Dmytro became the youngest ever opera artist to be granted the title of ‘Honoured Artist of Ukraine’ (2003) which recognises outstanding contribution to performing arts. In 2007, he also became a winner of the prestigious Placido Domingo Operalia Competition.

Photo by Anton Ovcharov