Two roles in one night. Debut on the stage of Dutch National Opera. A. Borodin “Prince Igor”

In February 2017 Dmitry Ulyanov with a deafening success made his debut on the stage of Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam in the monumental opera of  Borodin “Prince Igor” (Co-production with the Metropolitan Opera).A source for the libretto was a monument to ancient literature “The Lay of Igor’s Campaign.”

In this production Dmitry created 2 images: reveller and troublemaker Prince Galytsky and the powerful Polovetsian khan Konchak. To entrust the two roles of Galitsky and Konchak to one performer in the production of “Prince Igor” in Amsterdam was an interesting and unique idea of the director D. Chernikov. And Dmitry Ulyanov coped with the task at the highest level.

For Dmitry it was not only the first performance on the stage of the Amsterdam opera theatre, but also the debut in the role of Prince Galitsky. Also in this production sang such eminent artists as Ildar Abdrazakov (Prince Igor), Oksana Dyka (Yaroslavna), Agunda Kulaeva (Konchakovna), etc.

Performances took place on 7, 10, 13, 17, 20, 23 and 26 of Fabruary 2017. Director – Dmitry Tcherniakov. Conductor – Stanislav Kochanovsky.


“Dmitry Ulyanov did the Boris Christoff “double” of singing Khan Konchak and the rabble-rousing Prince Galitsky, bringing bags of character – and a fair amount of Christoff fist-clenching – to both roles. He has a powerful bass and great low notes.”

– Mark Pullinger (


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In the title role, Ildar Abdrazakov deployed his sonorous, warm bass most effectively to communicate introspection and self-doubt. In contrast, the other impressive bass Dmitry Ulyanov, who doubled as Galitsky and the Polovtsian Khan, relished the opportunities for black humour and worldly self-assurance. “

–  Anthony Ogus (


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