The tenor Dmitry Voropaev was born in Baku in 1980. In 1987 he entered the M.I. Glinka Choral College, and on completing his studies there in 1998 with a certificate of excellence, entered the St Petersburg Conservatoire, where he joined the conducting and choral singing department. He joined the Mariinsky Young Singers’ Academy in 2000 and has subsequently participated in Academy concerts at the Mariinsky Theatre and abroad, performing on the stage of the Graz Opera, the Théâtre du Châtelet, Opéra de Bordeaux, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Wigmore Hall and St John’s Smith Square in London.
He is a prizewinner of the Fourth International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition and in 2004 he won fourth prize, as well as the prize for the best performance of a Finnish song in the Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition In Finland. In summer 2004 he was a prize-winner of Placido Domingo’s OPERALIA competition. In 2001 he was invited to sing symphony concerts with the Estonian State Philharmonic Orchestra. He made his début on the Mariinsky stage under Valery Gergiev as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni in 2002, and has also toured Japan with Gergiev. Recent productions include his début at La Monnaie in Brussels in Boris Godunov.