The Russian tenor Andrej Dunaev studied singing at Moscow’s State Conservatory and was a prizewinner in the 1998 Bella Voce Competition.
The following year he was a prizewinner at the Neue Stimmen Competition, where he sang “Kuda, kuda vï udalilis” from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and also took part in a performance of the quartet from Act Three of Puccini’s La bohème. In 2000 he won a special prize at the Belvedere Competition in Vienna.
He made his professional stage début at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre in 2002, singing Alfredo in La Traviata, and went on to appear as Vladimir (Prince Igor), Lensky (Eugene Onegin) and Rodolfo (La bohème) in Moscow and Strasbourg. He was then engaged by the Kassel State Theatre, becoming a member of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in 2005 and later moving to the Dresden State Opera, where he remained for two seasons.
Since 2011 Andrej Dunaev has again been a member of the Düsseldorf Opera. Guest appearances have taken him to Frankfurt and Graz, the Opéra national de Paris, the Deutsche Oper and Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin and La Scala, Milan, as well as Bonn, Cologne and Essen.
Courtesy of Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition.