Dmitry Bobrov graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory with a degree in solo singing (Professor Statnik, Kibkalo and Martynov’s class) in 2006. In 2002, he made his debut as Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at the Moscow Conservatory’s Grand Hall. In 2005–2010, he was a soloist of the Tchaikovsky Opera and Ballet Theatre of Perm. The singer took a study course in the USA with Maestro Michael Paul. In 2005, he performed the leading male role in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen at the OPUS festival in France.
Starting from 2014, with the guidance of People’s Artist of Russia Alexander Sibirtsev, Dmitry moved from the baritone range to tenor.
He collaborated with Valery Polyansky’s State Symphony Choir. Between 2010 and 2014, he worked with the Samara Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, where he performed Gabriel von Eisenstein in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus and Edwin in Kalman’s The Gypsy Princess. Between 2012 and 2014, Dmitry worked at the On Basmannaya StateMusical Theatre of Moscow. There he performed Tsar Berendey in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden, Peppe in the Pirate’s Triangle to Donizetti’s music, Mr. X in Kalman’s The Circus Princess, Raoul Delacroix in Kalman’s The Violet of Montmartre, the title role in Weber’s Abu Hassan.
He was a soloist of the Novaya Opera Theatre in the 2011–2012 season, and in 2014 the singer joined the Novaya Opera again.
Awards and Honours:
- Prize-winner of the Magic Curtain competition (2009)
- Prize-winner of the Festos festival in Moscow (2004)
- Vote of thanks from the Perm Region Ministry of Culture for Dramatic interpretation of Orfeo in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo
Roles performed at the Novaya Opera:
Bomeliy in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride
Vladimir Igorevich in Borodin's Prince Igor
Grigory-pretender in Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov
First Herald in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden
Abdallo in Verdi's Nabucco
Arithmetician, Frog in Ravel's L’enfant et les sortilèges
Genaro in Prokofiev's Maddalena
Father in Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. An Opera
A slave, Third Jew in Strauss' Salome
Tybalt in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette
Third SS-Man in Weinberg's The Passenger
Smart Ass in Prokofiev’s The Ugly Duckling and Peter and the Wolf
Edgardo di Ravenswood in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor
Bogdan Sobinin in Glinka's A Life for the Tsar (in concert)
Delil in Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco (in concert)
A Voice in Massenet's Hérodiade (in concert)
Philistine Messenger in Saint-Saëns' Samson and Delilah (in concert)
Parts in the productions:
Orff's Carmina Burana
Four Operetta Kings (concert)
Old Granny's Tales (interactive performance for children to the music from Mussorgsky’s The Nursery and Pictures at an Exhibition song cycles)
Waltzes, Tangos & Foxtrots (gala concert)
This is Opera! (dramatized performance)