Dmitry Ulyanov joined the Ekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theater as a soloist in 1997. The following year he started as a soloist at the Moscow Novaya Opera Theater where he sang such roles as Loredano (Two Foskari by J. Verdi), Varlaam (Boris Godunov by MP Mussorgsky), Stromminger (Walli A. Catalani).
In 2000 he graduated from the Ural State Conservatory under Professor V.Yu. Pisarev and in the same year he received the Grand Prize at the I International Singing Competition under the auspices of UNESCO in Kazakhstan.
Since 2000, he has also been a soloist at the Moscow Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Academic Musical Theater, where he has performed numerous roles, including Herman from “Tannhauser” Kutuzov from “War and Peace”, Don Juan from “Don Juan”, Lindorf-Koppelius-Dapertutto-Miracle from “Tales”, Head from ” May Night “, Don Basilio from ” The Barber of Seville “, Don Alfonso from “All Women Do This”, Gremin from “Eugene Onegin”, Ramfis from “Aida”, Colleen from “Bohemia”, Goodal from “Demon” and Prince Ivan Khovansky from ” Khovanshchina”.
With the theater company he toured the USA (2002, 2004), South Korea (2003), Germany (2006), Italy (2009), Cyprus, Latvia and Estonia, as well as many cities of Russia (St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Samara, Saratov, Kirov, Rostov-on-Don, Cheboksary, etc.).
Since November 2009 he has been a guest soloist of the Bolshoi Theater in Russia. He made his debut in the role of the Doctor in the world premiere of A. Berg’s opera “Wozzeck” (director – D. Chernyakov, conductor – T. Currentzis). Among the roles played are Philip II (Don Carlos J. Verdi), Boris Timofeevich (Katerina Izmailova D. Shostakovich, conductor Rimas Tuminas), Escamillo (Carmen J. Bizet). Dmitry opened the 2017/18 season on the historic stage of the Bolshoi Theater with his debut in the role of Boris Godunov (“Boris Godunov” by M. Mussorgsky).
In December 2008 he performed the role of Banco in a joint project of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater and Opera Bastille (directed by D. Chernyakov, conducted by T. Currentzis). In May 2009 he appeared in this production on the stage of Opera Bastille (Paris).
In April 2010 Dmitry Ulyanov performed the role of Cardinal De Brony in the opera “Judea” by F. Galevi on the stage of the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv (director – D. Pountney, conductor – D. Oren). He participated in productions of the Municipal Opera of Marseille, the Opera of Monte Carlo, the National Rhine Opera (Strasbourg), the Capitol Theater (Toulouse) – all France – and the Theater of Cagliari (Italy). After his debut in February 2011 on the stage of the Royal Opera of Madrid (Spain) as Marseille in a concert production of J. Meyerbe’s Huguenots directed by Renato Palumbo, Dmitry Ulyanov began a close collaboration with the Real Theater and other Spanish theaters, such as the Maestranza Theater in Seville (The Grand Inquisitor in J. Verdi’s opera Don Carlos, Hunding in the Valkyrie by R. Wagner), Festival in La Coruña (Sparafucile in Verdi’s opera Rigoletto with Leo Nucci in the title role). In January 2012, Dmitry Ulyanov sang the role of King Rene (“Iolanthe” by P. Tchaikovsky) in the new production of director P. Sellars and conductor T. Currentzis. The performance was broadcast on the MEZZO channel and released on DVD. On the stage of the theater Real also sang the roles of Pimen (Boris Godunov by M. Mussorgsky) and Banco (Macbeth by J. Verdi). In 2013, the singer made his debut on the stage of Opera Bilbao in the role of Procida in Verdi’s opera Sicilian Vespers. He also sang the role of Sparafucile at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville (conductor: Pedro Halfter, in the title role: Leo Nucci). On the stage of the theater, Real also sang the roles of Pimen (Boris Godunov by M. Mussorgsky) and Banco (Macbeth by J. Verdi). In 2013, the singer made his debut on the stage of Opera Bilbao in the role of Procida in Verdi’s opera Sicilian Vespers. He also sang the role of Sparafucile at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville (conductor: Pedro Halfter, in the title role: Leo Nucci). On the stage of the theater, Real also sang the roles of Pimen (Boris Godunov by M. Mussorgsky) and Banco (Macbeth by J. Verdi). In 2013, the singer made his debut on the stage of Opera Bilbao in the role of Procida in Verdi’s opera Sicilian Vespers. He also sang the role of Sparafucile at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville (conductor: Pedro Halfter, in the title role: Leo Nucci).
In the 2013/14 season, active cooperation with Spanish theaters continued. On the stage of the theater Real sang the role of Basilio in the Barber of Seville by J. Rossini (conductor – Tomasz Hanus, director – Emilio Sagi) and participated in the performance of J. Rossini’s Stabat Mater. He played the role of Ramfi in Aida by J. Verdi (Teatro de la Maestranza, Seville, conductor Pedro Halfter, director José Antonio Gutierrez). At the New National Theater of Tokyo (conductor A. Rubikis) and at the Bolshoi Theater of Russia (conductor Laurent Campellone, director D. Pountney) he sang Escamillo (J. Bizet’s “Carmen”).
In the 2014/15 season he made his debut at the famous opera house Liceu Barcelona, where he performed the role of Don Basilio in Joacchino Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” (conductor Giuseppe Finzi, director Juan Font) and also the role of Philip II in the play “Don Carlos” of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia (Sagripanti, director E. Noble). On the tour of the Moscow Academic Musical Theater in Tianjin (China) he sang the role of Kutuzov in the opera “War and Peace” by S. S. Prokofiev (conductor – F. Korobov, director – A. Titel). He also sang the roles of Landgrave in “Tannhäuser” by R. Wagner (Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, conductor A. Rubikis), de Bronny in “Judea” by F. Halevi (Flemish Opera, Antwerp, Ghent, Belgium, conductors – Tomasz Netopil , Yannis Pospourikas, director – Peter Convichny), King Rene in “Iolanta” P.I.
In the 2015/16 season Dosifey at the Basel Opera House (conductor – Kirill Karabits, director – Vasily Barkhatov), Don Basilio at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville (conductor – Giuseppe Finzi, director – Jose Luis Castro), King Rene in “Iolanta” P. I. Tchaikovsky (Lyon Opera House, conductor – Martin Brabbins, director – Peter Sellars), General in “Gambler” S. Prokofiev (Monte Carlo Opera House, conductor – Mikhail Tatarnikov, director – Jean-Louis Grinda). In the 2016/17 season led the roles of Daland in The Flying Dutchman (Flemish Opera, conductor Cornelius Meister, director Tatyana Gyurbacha), Khan Konchak and Vladimir Galitsky in Prince Igor (National Opera of the Netherlands, conductor Stanislav Kochanovsky, director Dmitry Chernyakov), Tsar Dodona in The Golden Cockerel (Real Madrid Theater, conductor – Ivor Bolton, director – Laurent Pelly).
In the 2017/18 season he made his debut at the Salzburg Festival in the role of Boris Timofeyevich (“Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk County” by D. D. Shostakovich, conductor – Maris Jansons, director – Andreas Krigenburg) and at the Vienna State Opera in the role of the General (“Player” S. S. Prokofiev, conductor – Simone Young, director – Carolina Gruber). In September 2017, the long-awaited debut in the role of Tsar Boris in the opera M.P. Mussorgsky “Boris Godunov” on the Historical Stage of the Bolshoi Theater. He also appeared on the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre in the 2017/2018 season in the roles of Boris Timofeyevich (Katerina Izmaylova D.D. Shostakovich, conductor Tugan Sokhiev) and Philip II (Don Carlos J. Verdi, conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson). As part of the IV Music Festival of Vasily Ladyuk, “Live Opera” he performed the main role of Attila in the concert performance of the opera “Attila” by J. Verdi for the first time in his career. In February 2018, he sang the same role on the stage of the Auditorium de Lyon concert hall (Lyon, France) as part of the Verdi Festival. In April 2018 he sang the role of Boris Izmailov in the opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and successfully debuted on the stage of the Neapolitan Theater San Carlo (director – Martin Tabernacle, conductor – Juraj Valchuja), played the role of the General on the stage of the Basel Opera House in the new opera by S. Prokofiev “The Player”, directed by Vasily Barkhatov.
May 23, 2018 on the stage of the Moscow Academic Musical Theater. K. S. Stanislavsky and Vl. I. Nemirovich – Danchenko a recital of songs by Dmitry Ulyanov, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the artistic activity of the opera. The concert is also part of the cycle of symphonic concerts of the theater orchestra. The program included scenes from the opera Boris Godunov by M. P. Musorgsky in the orchestra of D. Shostakovich, as well as Symphony No. 1 and “Execution of Stepan Razin”, a vocal and symphonic poem based on words of Yevgeny Yevtushenko for bass, choir and orchestra D. Shostakovich. (Conductor – Felix Korobov, Symphony Orchestra of the Musical Theater to K. S. Stanislavsky and Vl. I. Nemirovich – Danchenko, Choir of the Academy of Choral Arts after V. S. Popov).
For the roles of Kutuzov (War and Peace by S. Prokofiev, 2013) and Ivan Khovansky (Khovanshchina by M. Mussorgsky, 2016) he was twice nominated for the National Theater Golden Mask Award in the category “Best Performer in Opera”. For the role of Ivan Khovansky in the opera Khovanshchina, he was also awarded the title of laureate of the Russian opera award Casta Diva in the category “Best singer of the year”.
Conducts a busy concert schedule, collaborates with the State Academic Choir Chapel them. A. Yurlova, State Academic Symphony Orchestra at hand. V. Polyansky. Cooperates with several Russian opera houses (St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Perm, Cheboksary).