Andrei Popov graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (class of L. Morozov).
Trained at the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers (class of G. Khanedanian).
Joined the Mariinsky Opera Company in 2007.
Roles performed at the Mariinsky Theatre include:
Afanasy Ivanovich (Sorochinsky Fair)
The Simpleton (Boris Godunov)
Astrologer (The Golden Cockerel)
Distiller (May Night)
Bakula (The Snow Maiden)
Osip Nikiforovich (Christmas Eve)
Old Grandpa (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Kashchei the Immortal (Kashchei the Immortal)
Prince Nilsky (The Gambler)
District Inspector (The Nose)
The Shepherd (Oedipus Rex)
Truffaldino (The Love for Three Oranges)
Selifan (Dead souls)
Shabby Peasant (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)
Prince (The Enchanted Wanderer)
Nero (The Mystery of Paul the Apostle)
Vyrin as a young man (The Station Master)
Smerdyakov, Devil (The Brothers Karamazov)
Khristophor Burdyukov (The Lawsuit)
Grigory Storchenko (Shponka and his Aunt)
Dr Caius (Falstaff)
Goro (Madama Butterfly)
Iopas (Les Troyens)
Gonzalve a bachelor (L’heure Espagnole)
Don Basilio, Don Curzio (Le nozze di Figaro)
Monostasos (Die Zauberflöte)
Mime (Das Rheingold and Siegfried)
Brighella, Dancing-Master (Ariadne auf Naxos)
The Hunchbacked (Die Frau ohne Schatten)
Andrei Popov has appeared at the Mariinsky Theatre’s festival in Mikkeli (Finland). Together with the Mariinsky Opera Company, he has toured to London, New York, Washington, Stockholm, Beijing, Tokyo, Helsinki, Brussels, Baden-Baden, Valencia, Paris, Tel-Aviv, Eilat, Las Palmas, Birmingham and Cardiff.
In 2008 he took part in a concert performance of the opera May Night under Mikhail Pletnev.
In 2010-11 he performed the role of the District Inspector in Dmitry Shostakovich’s opera The Nose (Metropolitan Opera, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Opéra national de Lyon co-production, conductors Valery Gergiev, Kazushi Ono, director William Kentridge) In 2010-11 he performed the Simpleton (Boris Godunov) at the Metropolitan Opera (conductor Valery Gergiev, director Stephen Wadsworth).
In 2011 he sang Shuisky(Boris Godunov) at Opéra de Nice (conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, director Nicolas Joël).
Shostakovich’s The Nose (Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, conductor Valery Gergiev, 2009).
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