Ukrainian tenor Dmytro Popov made his Royal Opera debut in 2011 as Ivan Sergeyevich Lïkov (The Tsar’s Bride), and in the 2012/13 Season returned to sing Rodolfo (La bohème). In the 2014/15 Season he sings Alfredo Germont (La traviata) for the Company.
Popov began his career as a soloist with Kiev National Opera Theatre. Aged 23 he became the youngest artist ever to be awarded the title of Honoured Artist of Ukraine. In 2007 he was a winner of Operalia and has since sung for companies and houses including Mariinsky Opera Theatre, Monte Carlo Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Teatro Real, Madrid, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Stuttgart Opera, Opéra national du Rhin, Teatro Regio, Turin, Opera Australia and Opéra de Lyon. His repertory includes Riccardo (Un ballo in maschera), Macduff (Macbeth), Rodolfo (Luisa Miller), Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Don José (Carmen), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Andrei (Mazepa), Vaudemont (Iolanta), Prince (Rusalka), Grigori/The False Dmitri (Boris Godunov) and Lieutenant F.B. Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly).
Popov’s concert appearances include The Bells with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Antonio Pappano and with the Berlin Philharmonic under Simon Rattle, Verdi’s Requiem for the Tanglewood Music Festival and with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, A Life for the Tsar at the Festival Radio France, Montpéllier, and a recital at the Salle Pleyel, Paris.