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Andrej Dunaev

Tenor

  • The tenor Andrej Dunaev sings the young lover Rodolfo with bright splendor; his voice just possesses the most beautiful glow.
    Lars Wallerang, WZ-Newsline
  • On stage, it's Andrej Dunaev's evening. This tenor is becoming a great expert of the French voix mixte - the combination of chest and falsetto – executed very convincingly with great passionate sound.
    Alexander Dick, Badische-Zeitung
  • Andrej Dunaev gives the Duke the right blend of drama and luster.
    Peter Stalder, Der Standard
  • We discover Andrej Dunaev (Duke of Mantua), a fluid, bright and effortless voice which transposes easily in the lyricism of the role.
    Isabelle Stibbe, Anaclase
  • Dunaev has bright top notes combined with beautiful legato.
    Georg Rudiger, Suedkurier
  • As Lensky, the friend of Onegin, Andrej Dunaev sounds best at full cry when his voice rings out excitingly.
    George Loomis, New York Times
  • Andrej Dunaev was the highlight of this production: his solar sound, elegant musicality, sincere, simple and powerfully internalized expression captivated and moved us throughout the show.
    Frank Langlois, ResMusica
  • Russian tenor, Andrej Dunaev, begins Season 2013-14 in a new production of La Traviata as Alfredo as well as appearing in a new production of Luisa Miller as Rodrigo at Deutsche Oper am Rhein where the artist is principal tenor. Other highlights of the artist’s upcoming season include his return to Bolshoi Theater as Alfredo La Traviata, as well as his signature role, Lensky Eugene Onegin with the St Petersburg Philharmonia under the baton of Yuri Termikanov. He appears at Opernhaus Zurich in the title role Faust and later travels to the UK for the Italian Singer Der Rosenkavlier at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, a role he also sings with the company at the end of the season at the 2014 BBC Proms. He sings Lensky in a return engagement in a new production of Eugene Onegin at Oper Basel and returns to Semperoper Dresden for Tamino Die Zauberflöte and Rodolfo La Boheme.

    Recent 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
      July 2014

      The other person who really filled the vast space was Andrej Dunaev as the Italian tenor — he was terrific.
      Mark Ronan
      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
    • Der Rosenkavalier, Glyndebourne
      May 2014

      …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
      March 2013

      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
      Sept 2012

      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
      June 2011

      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
      March 2011

      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
      Jan 2007

      Andrej Dunaev gives the Duke the right blend of drama and luster.
      Peter Stalder, Der Standard
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