Dmitry Ulyanov

Dmitry Ulyanov, bass

  • Awards
    (2016) “Casta Diva” Award (for the performance of Ivan Khovansky in Mussorgsky’s “Khovanshchinа”).
  • Participation in competitions
    (2000) UNESCO International Vocal Competition (Gran Prix)

Graduated from the Urals State Conservatoire in 2000. In the same year he won the Grand Prix at the International Competition for Singers in Kazakhstan. In 1997 – 1998, he was a soloist with Yekaterinburg State Opera. In 1998 – 2000 – a soloist with Moscow’s Novaya Opera, where he sang Loredano (“I Due Foscari”), Stromminger (“Wally”), Varlaam (“Boris Godunov”).

Since 2000 Dmitry has been a soloist of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Musical Theatre.

His repertoire at the Music Theatre includes the following parts: Hermann, Landgrave of Thuringia (“Tannhauser” by R. Wagner), Lindorf, Coppelius, Dapertutto, Miracle (“Les Contes d’Hoffmann” by J. Offenbach), Raimondo Bidebent (“Lucia di Lammermoor” by G. Donizetti), Prince Gremin (“Eugene Onegin” by P. Tchaikovsky), Ramfis (“Aida” by G. Verdi), Don Giovanni (“Don Giovanni” by W.A. Mozart), Prince Ivan Khovansky (“Khovanshchina” by M. Mussorgsky).

In 2003, he took part in the production of Tchaikovsky’s “Oprichnik” at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari (Italy, conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky, director Graham Vick). In 2005, he sang Rocco in a concert performance of “Fidelio” (conductor Thomas Sanderling), Gremin at L’Opera National du Rhin (Strasbourg) and Varlaam (“Boris Godunov” by M. Musorgsky) at Teatre du Capitole (Toulouse, France), wh ere he also gave a solo concert. In 2006, he sang Varlaam at the Opera de Monte-Carlo. At the Opera Municipal de Marseille he sang the King (“Aida”, 2007) and Don Basilio (“Il Barbiere di Siviglia”, 2008).
In 2008 / 09, he took part in the production of “Macbeth”, singing the role of Banco (Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre and Paris National Opera co-production, conductor Teodor Currentzis, director Dmitri Tcherniakov). In 2009, he sang Tomsky (“The Queen of Spades” by P. Thaikovsky) at the Opera de Monte-Carlo. In 2010 / 11, he sang Cardinal de Brongy (” La Juive” by F. Halevy) at the Mikhailovsky Theatre St.Petersburg and Israeil Opera (Tel-Aviv).

After his debut in February 2011 on the stage of the Royal Opera House in Madrid (performed the part of Marcel in “Les Huguenots” by Meyerbeer, conducted by Renato Palumbo) Dmitry Ulyanov began to work closely with the Teatro Real and other Spanish theaters, such as the Teatro De La Maestranza in Seville (The Grand Inquisitor in “Don Carlo” G. Verdi, Hunding in “Die Walküre” by Richard Wagner), Festival in La Coruna (Sparafucile in Verdi’s “Rigoletto” with Leo Nucci in the title role). In January 2012, Dmitry Ulyanov performed at the Teatro Real role of King Rene (“Iolanta” by P. Tchaikovsky) in a new production (directed by P. Sellars, conducted by T. Currentzis). The performance was broadcasted on the TV channel MEZZO and released on DVD. Also at the Teatro Real sang Pimen (“Boris Godunov” by Mussorgsky), Banco (“Macbeth” by G. Verdi). In 2013 he made his debut on the stage of the Opera Bilbao in the role of Procida in Verdi’s “I Vespri Siciliani”. Also sang the role of Sparafucile in the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville (conductor – Pedro Halfter, in the title role – Leo Nucci).

In the season of 2013 / 14 he continued to collaborate with Spanish Theaters. On the stage of Teatro Real sang the role of Basilio in “The Barber of Seville” by G. Rossini (conductor – Tomáš Hanus, director – Emilio Sagi) and participated in the performance of “Stabat Mater” by G. Rossini. Sang the role of Ramfis in “Aida” by G. Verdi (Teatro de la Maestranza, Seville, conductor – Pedro Halfter, director – Jose Antonio Gutierrez).

In the season 2014 / 15 he debuted at the famous Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu (Don Basilio in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” by Gioachino Rossini (conductor – Giuseppe Finzi, director – Juan Font) and sang the role of Philip II in the new production of “Don Carlo” at the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia (conductor – G. Sagripanti, director – A. Noble). Also he performed such parts as Landgraf in “Tannhäuser” by Richard Wagner (Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, director T. Kulyabin, conductor A. Rubikis), Cardinal de Broigny in “La Juive” by F. Halévy (Flemish Opera, Antwerp, Ghent, Belgium, conductors – Tomáš Netopil, Yannis Pouspourikas, director – Peter Konwitschny), King Rene in “Iolanta” by P. Tchaikovsky (Festival of Aix-en-Provence, conductor – Teodor Currentzis, director – Peter Sellars).

In the season 2015 / 16 he appeared as Dosifey at the Opera House in Basel (conductor – Kirill Karabyts, director – Vasily Barkhatov), Don Basilio in the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville (conductor – Giuseppe Finzi, director – Jose Luis Castro), King Rene in “Iolanta” by P. Tchaikovsky (Opéra National de Lyon, conductor – Martin Brabbins, director – Peter Sellars), General in “The Gambler” by S. Prokofiev (Opéra de Monte Carlo, conductor – Michail Tatarnikov, director – Jean-Louis Grinda).

In the season 2016 / 17 Dmitry Ulyanov debuted in such parts as Daland in “Der fliegende Holländer” (The Vlaamse Opera, conductor – Cornelius Meister, director – Tatjana Gürbaca), Khan Konchak and Vladimir Galitsky in “Prince Igor” (Dutch National Opera, сonductor – Stanislav Kochanovsky, director – Dmitry Tcherniakov), Dodon in “The Golden Cockerel” (Teatro Real Madrid, conductor – Ivor Bolton, director – Laurent Pelly).

In August of 2017 he debuted at the Salzburg Festival as Boris Timofeevich in a new production of Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District” (conductor – Mariss Jansons, director – Andreas Kriegenburg).

In the season 2017 / 18 Dmitry Ulyanov debuted as General in a new production of Prokofiev’s “The Gambler” at the Vienna State Opera (conductor – Simone Young, director – Karoline Gruber).

He was nominated twice for the National “Golden Mask” Theatre Award in the nomination “Best Male Role in Opera” for Kutuzov (“War and Peace” by S. Prokofiev, 2013) and Ivan Khovansky (“Khovanshchinа” by M. Mussorgsky, 2016).