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The tenor Andrej Dunaev sings the young lover Rodolfo with bright splendor; his voice just possesses the most beautiful glow.Lars Wallerang, WZ-Newsline
Russian tenor, Andrej Dunaev, begins Season 2014-15 as Alfredo La Traviata in a new production he inaugurated last season at Deutsche Oper am Rhein where he is principal tenor. Other roles in Dusseldorf include his debut in the title role in a new production of Werther, and revival performances of Il Duca Rigoletto. By special invitation, he travels to Brasil to join Sao Paolo’s esteemed orchestra and chorus OSESP to sing the tenor role in Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust. He returns to Dresden to appear as Tamino Die Zauberflöte and travels to Oper Graz where he sings the role of Des Grieux Manon, a role he inaugurated last season at Theatre Basel.
Recent highlights include his appearance as the Italian Tenor Der Rosenkavalier in his debut at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, a performance that was also given at the 2014 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London. He appeared in a new production of Luisa Miller as Rodrigo at Deutsche Oper am Rhein and returned to the Bolshoi Theater as Alfredo La Traviata, and sang his signature role, Lensky Eugene Onegin with the St Petersburg Philharmonia under the baton of Yuri Termikanov. He appeared at Opernhaus Zurich in the title role Faust, sang Lensky at Theatre Basel and returned to Semperoper Dresden for Rodolfo La Boheme.
Past successes include his American debut as Don Ottavio Don Giovanni at Los Angeles Opera. At Deutsche Oper am Rhein he sang Il Duca Rigoletto, and Rodolfo La Boheme and returned to Dresden’s Semperoper to revive the role of Tamino Die Zauberflote. The artist made his role and house debut as Des Grieux Manon at Oper Basel, and joined Edmonton Opera in Canada to appear as Lensky in the company’s 50th Anniversary production of Eugene Onegin.
Originally from Siberia and educated as a bayan-player before he took up his vocal studies at Moscow State Conservatory, Mr. Dunaev won several significant vocal competitions before accepting a position in the ensemble at Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf, where he remained for six seasons, appearing in such roles as Ferrando Cosí fan tutte, Don Ottavio, Macduff Macbeth, Cassio Otello, Ismaele Nabucco, Alfredo La Traviata, Fenton Falstaff, Nemorino L’elisir d’amore, Laertes Hamlet, Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor and Sinovij Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. He became a member of the permanent company in Dresden at the Semperoper in 2010, appearing there as Alfredo, Rodolfo, Faust, Alfred Die Fledermaus, Narraboth Salome and Almerich Iolanta.
Renowned for his portrayal as Lensky in the first new Bolshoi Theatre production of Eugene Onegin in 38 years, Mr. Dunaev toured extensively in the production to countries including Japan, Italy, Spain and the UK, appeared in the European broadcast and cinecast and is featured in the commercial DVD release. Other roles in the artist’s repertoire include Vladimir Prince Igor and Meister Mignon.
Mr. Dunaev’s many guest appearances have included roles in major European opera companies like Staatsoper Frankfurt (Faust, Rodolfo, Edgardo and Alfredo), Oper Graz (il Duca), Teatro alla Scala (Rodolfo), Palais Garnier (Lensky), Deutsche Oper Berlin (Edgardo, Lensky) and Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin (Alfredo), Grand Théâtre de Genève (Don Ottavio), Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon (Faust), De Nederlandse Opera (Lensky) and Opéra de Montpellier (il Duca).
Der Rosenkavalier, BBC Proms/Glyndebourne
Honourable mention too for Andrej Dunaev whose moment in the spotlight as an over-the-top Italian tenor was delightfully embraced.Kimon Daltas, The Arts Desk
As the Italian Singer, the idiomatic, virile tone of tenor Andrej Dunaev impressively filled the hallClaire Seymour, Opera Today
Amongst the smaller roles, Andrej Dunaev had a good stab at the Italian Tenor’s aria, with plenty of heft and accuracy of note valuesStephen Jay-Taylor, Opera Britannia
The other person who really filled the vast space was Andrej Dunaev as the Italian tenor — he was terrific.Mark Ronan
Dunaev brought an expressive richness and colour to his ariaRobert Beattie, Seen and Heard international
Der Rosenkavalier, Glyndebourne
…ultimately dazzled as we all are by Andrej Dunaev’s Italian Tenor.David Nice, The Arts Desk
There were plenty of strong performances around: Andrej Dunaev as the Italian Tenor.Opera Magazine
Andrej Dunaev’s Italian Tenor introduced a voice I’d like to hear again.Melanie Eskenazi, Music OMH
Eugene Onegin, Edmonton Opera
Outstanding is Andrej Dunaev as Lenski. He knows the role inside out, both vocally and in his acting. He brings to the part just the right combination of earnestness, the impetuousness of the poet, and slight bewilderment in the duel.Mark Morris, Edmonton Journal
Manon, Theater Basel
Feb to June 2013
Andrej Dunaev (chevalier des Grieux) a été le phare de cette distribution : son timbre solaire, son élégante musicalité ainsi que son expression sincère, sobre et puissamment intériorisée ont captivé et ému tout au long du spectacle.Frank Langlois, ResMusica
Don Giovanni, Los Angeles Opera
Andrej Dunaev rendered Don Ottavio’s two big arias in gentlemanly fashion.Richard S. Ginell, LA Times
He sang with such transparent grace, with a daunting power that was matched by clear passion, that the costume didn't much matter. Standing alone on the stage, with few gestures needed, he won the audiences' attention and applause at the evening's end from the audience and the orchestra pit as well.John Farrell, Pasadena Star News
Andrej Dunaev impressed as Don Ottavio, singing both his arias with good volume.The Opera Tatler
For sheer vocal chops, however, the duo of Don Ottavio (Andrej Dunaev) with his Caruso-esque tenor and his paramour Donna Anna (Julianna Di Giacomo) impressed the most.David Maurer, Culture Spot LA
Andrej Dunaev’s Don Ottavio was somewhat two-dimensional, as the character often is portrayed. His tenor is radiant and somewhat broad and was more suited to the heroic “Il mio tesoro” than the contrasting verses of “Dalla sua pace”.Matthew Richard Martinez, Bachtrack
Eugene Onegin, Netherlands Opera, Amsterdam
As Lensky, the friend of Onegin, Andrej Dunaev sounds best at full cry when his voice rings out excitingly.George Loomis, New York Times
Rigoletto, Opera National de Montpellier
We discover Andrej Dunaev (Duke of Mantua), a fluid, bright and effortless voice which transposes easily in the lyricism of the role – he promises to become a tenor that will count in this kind of repertoire.Isabelle Stibbe, Anaclase
Rigoletto, Oper Graz, Graz
Andrej Dunaev gives the Duke the right blend of drama and luster.Peter Stalder, Der Standard