Dmitry Ulyanov

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Dmitry Ulyanov

Born in Russia, Dmitry graduated from the Urals State Conservatory in 2000. That year he won the Grand Prize of the International Singers Competition at the UNESCO International Festival in Kazakhstan. Since 2000 he has been a soloist at the Stanislavski Opera (Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre).

In 2009 he was guest soloist at the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia and he also made his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre in the role of the Doctor in Wozzeck, in a new production by Dmitry Tchernyakov conducted by Teodor Currentzis. He soon became the favourite artist of this creative duo and he was invited to sing Banquo in Macbeth in a co-production by the Opéra de Paris and the Novosibirsk Opera. He sang the role again when the production was performed at the Teatro Real of Madrid in its 2012-13 season. He performed under the baton of Teodor Currentzis once again in Iolanta (King René) at the Teatro Real, with stage direction by Peter Sellars, in a production broadcast by Mezzo TV and subsequently released on DVD. The production then travelled to Palau de les Arts and also to the Bolshoi and to Aix-en-Provence.

He worked under the batons of conductors like Daniel Oren, Renato Palumbo, Pedro Halffter, Harmut Haenchen, Tomas Hanus, Giuseppe Finzi, Tomas Netopil, Keri-Lynn Wilson, Ivor Bolton, Mariss Jansons, Simone Young, Ingo Metzmacher and Pinchas Steinberg, among others.

His most outstanding performances include Les Huguenots (Marcel), Boris Godunov (Pimen), Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Basilio) and Le coq d'or (Zar Dodón) at Teatro Real; Don Carlo (Gran Inquisidor), Die Walküre (Hunding), Aida (Ramfis), Rigoletto (Sparafucile) and Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro de la Maestranza; La Juive (Gian Francesco, cardenal de Brogni) at the Opera of Tel Aviv, Mikhailovsky Theatre of St. Petersburg and Opera Vlaanderen; Rigoletto (Sparafucile) and Il Trovatore at the Festival de Ópera de Coruña; Les vepres siciliennes in ABAO; Shylock (main role) at the Forbidden Music Festival of Marseilles; The Queen of Spades (Tomsky), Boris Godunov (Varlaam) and Prince Igor (Khan Konchak) at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo; The Saint of Bleecker Street (Don Marco), Aida (Ramfis) at the Opéra de Marseille; Carmen (Escamillo) at New National Theatre of Tokyo; Aida and Don Giovanni at the Stanislavsky Theatre of Moscow; Eugene Onegin (Gremin) in the Grand Thêàtre de Luxemburgo; Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio) in the Liceu; Don Carlos (Filippo II), Katerina Izmaylova (Boris Timofeyevich Izmailov), Don Carlos (Philippe II) and Boris Godunov (Boris Godunov) at the Bolshoi; Khovanshchina (Prince Ivan Khovansky) in Moscow; Iolanta (King René) in Aix-en-Provence and Lyon; The Gambler (The General) in Monte-Carlo and Wiener Staatsoper; Der Fliegende Holländer (Daland) in the Opera Vlaanderen; Prince Igor (Prins Galitski / Khan Kontsjak) in De National Opera of Amsterdam; Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Boris Timofeyevich)  at the Salzburger Festspiele; Attila (Attila) in the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Lyon; Aida (Ramfis) at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein; Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Boris Timofeyevich) at the Teatro di San Carlo of Naples.

In concert and recital, special mention must be made of his work, under the baton of Gennady Rozhdestvensky, in the role of Molchan Mitkov in Tchaikovsky's rarely-performed Oprichnik, in a concert given at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari. The performance was broadcast throughout Europe and also recorded for subsequent release on CD. Other concert performances include Rossini's Stabat Mater, Verdi's Requiem, Stravinsky's Les Noces and different works by Schubert and Mussorgsky.

His recent engagements include War and Peace (Kutuzov), Eugene Onegin (Prince Gremin), Les contes d’Hoffmann (Les 4 diables), Lucia di Lammermoor (Raimondo), Khovanschina (Prince Ivan Khovansky) and Aida (Ramfis) in the Stanislavsky Theatre of Moscow; Il barbiere di Siviglia (Basilio) at the Bolshoi; Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Boris Timofeevich Ismailov) at the Opèra Bastille in Paris and Les contes d’Hoffmann (Les 4 diables) at the NCPA Beijing.

Within the 19-20 season he performed in the productions of Don Carlo at the Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro Real and Bolshoi; Prince Igor (Prince Galitski) and the Opèra Bastille; Boris Godunov (mail role) at the Bayerische Staatsoper and Salzburger Festspiele, Der Fliegende Holländer (Daland) at the Canadian Opera Company of Toronto and Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Bolshoi.

Date Last Edited: 16/01/2020
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