Today marks the worldwide release of Dmytro Popov’s new album Hymns of Love with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin conducted by Mikhail Simonyan on Orchid Classics.
The album explores Dmytro’s most cherished works from operas including Tosca, Romeo and Juliet, Carmen, Eugene Onegin, Rusalka and La bohéme. Dmytro spoke with Orchid Classics about his inspiration behind the new album:
“…When we think of opera we immediately think of love. Love, trepidation, and passion. I wanted my first solo album to be filled with these feelings. I have been privileged to perform famous roles such as Don José, Rodolfo and Cavaradossi on so many great stages. While singing their arias, with each declaration of pure love and absolute joy, I become wrapped up in the characters’ feelings and identify with their emotions, and in these moments, just like them, I never want it to end! And so, this program was born, a collection of love declarations, direct and indirect, and other moments of elation that my characters experience, often just before the storm. I was thrilled to unite and explore these beautiful arias of different languages and different musical styles…”
Read the full article for Orchid Classics In My Own Words here
Ukranian tenor Dmytro Popov began his career as a soloist with the Kiev National Theatre and came to international attention in 2013 when he performed the role of Rodolfo La bohème at The Royal Opera House. He became the youngest ever opera artist to be granted the title of ‘Honoured Artist of Ukraine’ (2003) which recognises outstanding contribution to performing arts. In 2007, he won the prestigious Placido Domingo Operalia Competition.
Listen & purchase the full album here.