Ukrainian tenor Dmytro Popov began his career at a young age, as a soloist with the Kiev National Theatre where he made his professional debut as Lensky in Tchaikovsky’s 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, his global career took off and he has performed multiple roles across the world at significant opera houses with highlights including; Nicias Thais at the Teatro Regio di Torino, Pinkerton Madama Butterfly, Cavaradossi Tosca and Rodolfo Luisa Miller with the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vodemont Iolanta with the Teatro Real Madrid, Macduff Macbeth with the Opéra National de Lyon, Andrej Mazeppa with the Opéra de Monte-Carlo and Un Ballo in maschera at the Theatre du Capitole. Other operatic roles include Tosca at the Oper Stuttgart and Dresden Opera, La traviata at the Wiener Staatsoper and La bohème at the Bayerische Staatsoper.

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 and with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Other performances have included Verdi’s Requiem for the Tanglewood Music Festival and London Philharmonic Orchestra, A Life for the Tsar at the Festival Radio France, Montpéllier and most recently Carmen in concert at the Verbier Festival under Charles Dutoit.

"The news here is tenor Dmytro Popov as Iolanta’s knightly suitor: his is a voice capable of lyrical tenderness, but with top-note squillo that almost buzzes. Popov’s ardent Vaudémont is the most exciting on recordings since Vladimir Atlantov’s ringing performance in the mid ’70s."

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He has recorded Rachmaninov’s The Bells with the Berliner Philarmoniker, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and released on EMI (2013) and continues to work with many great conductors including Antonio Pappano, Valery Gergiev, Kent Nagano, Kazushi Ono, and Vladimir Jurowski to name a few.

Future engagements include Carmen at the Opernhaus Zürich, Rusalka at the Wiener Staatsoper, La Boheme at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Boris Godunov and Rusalka at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Iolanta at the Opera National de Paris Bastille, Un Ballo in maschera at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, La Rondine at the Theatre du Capitole, Iolanta at the Bolshoi Theatre conducted by Tugan Sokhiev and a stage version of the Verdi Requiem at the Hamburgische Staatsoper. He has just sung his house debut at the Metropolitan Opera in La Boheme.

He 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 Plácido Domingo Operalia Competition.

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