Andrey Popov’s recent and upcoming engagements include Police Inspector in The Nose (Bavarian State Opera Munich), Herodes in Salome (Baden-Baden), Sopel in Sadko (Bolshoi Theatre), Zadripa in Lady Macbeth of Mtzensk (Salzburg Festival), Mephistopheles and Agrippa in The Fiery Angel (Aix-en-Provence, Teatr Wielki Warsaw), Astrologer in The Golden Cockerel (Aix-en-Provence and Lyon), Police Inspector in The Nose, Mime in both Siegfried and Das Rheingold (Mariinsky Theatre), Scribe in Khovanshchina, Tchekalinski in Pique Dame (Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam), Sivobluj in Lubchenko’s Doctor Zhivago (Regensburg), Yeroshka in Prince Igor (Opéra National de Paris, Amsterdam).
Andrey Popov has sung at the most prestigious opera stages such as Royal Albert Hall London, Metropolitan Opera New York, Washington, Stockholm, Beijing, Tokyo, Helsinki, Brussels, Baden-Baden, Valencia, Paris, Tel-Aviv, Eilat, Las Palmas, Birmingham, Cardiff, at Mikkeli Festival (Finland), and at the Golden Mask Festival (Moscow).
He has received much acclaim performing The Swan in Carmina Burana, recorded Mime in Das Rheingold (Valery Gergiev, conductor, with Rene Pape and Sir Willard White), and performed both Police Inspector in The Nose and The Simpleton in Boris Godunov at Metropolitan Opera.
His other appearances include Police Inspector in The Nose (Aix-en-Provence and Lyon), Schuisky in Boris Godunov (Nice), The Simpleton in Boris Godunov (Madrid), Astrologer in The Golden Cockerel (Bolshoi Theatre Moscow), Mime in Das Rheingold, The Hunchback in Die Frau ohne Schatten (both in Edinburg Festival), Flogged Monk, Prince, Magnetiser, Old Man in the Woods, Storyteller in Rodion Shchedrin’s The Enchanted Wanderer (Royal Opera House Stockholm, Chaliapin Festival, Russia), Zadripa in Lady Macbeth from Mtzensk (Rostropovich Festival, International House of Music, Moscow, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow), Storyteller in The Enchanted Wanderer and the tenor parts in Carmina Burana (Mariinsky Theatre), Ivan in The Nose (Teatro dell’Opera, Rome, Finnish National Opera Helsinki).
Andrei Popov is the recipient of the special prize for performing a contemporary work at the Rimsky-Korsakov Competition (2004). He also received a Grammy Nomination for the CD recording of the Nose (2010), the Golden Mask Award for the Best Male Opera Singer (2010), the All Russian ‘Teatral’ Society Award, the St. Petersburg Theatre Award Zolotoy Sophit (Golden Floodlight, 2010).