Dmitry Nelasov was born in Perm. He studied at the Perm Choral Capella for boys. From 1991 he studied in the Perm College of Music in the department of music theory and solo singing. In 1996 he graduated from the Ural State Conservatory having majored in academic singing under the tutelage of People’s Artist of Russia Professor N. Golyshev. From 2000 to 2002 he completed post-graduate studies in the St Petersburg State Conservatory with People’s Artist of Russia Professor I. Bogacheva. He perfected his vocal mastery under the direction of well-known teacher of the art of belle canto, Maestro Giuseppe Sabbatini (Italy) and Maestro Franco Pagliazzi (Italy). He took acting classes from the artist of the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater, People’s Artist A. Tolubeev. From 1996 to 2010 he was a soloist of the opera company of the Mikhailovsky Theatre.
From 1996 as part of the theatre company and also with various groups Dmitry Nelasov participated in productions and concert tours of Japan, France, Poland, Germany, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. He is currently a guest soloist of the opera company of the St Petersburg “Zazerkale” Theatre and The State Chamber Musical Theatre. He regularly performs in concerts in Russia and abroad.
In 2013 he became a soloist of the State Primorsky Theatre of Opera and Ballet. In 2016 he began performing on the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Repertoire at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Onegin (Eugene Onegin, P. Tchaikovsky);
Count Tomsky, Zlatogor (The Queen of Spades, P. Tchaikovsky);
Ibn-Hakia (Iolanta, P. Tchaikovsky in concert);
Escamillo (Carmen, G. Bizet);
Rigoletto (Rigoletto, G. Verdi);
Giorgio Germont (La traviata, G. Verdi);
Baron Scarpia (Tosca, G. Puccini);
Papageno (Die Zauberflöte, W.-A. Mozart);
Leander (The Love for Three oranges, S. Prokofiev);
Amonasro (Aida, G. Verdi).
Repertoire also includes:
Don Giovanni, (Don Giovanni, W.A. Mozart), Don Alfonso (Cosi Fan Tutte, W.-A. Mozart), Iago (Otello, G. Verdi), Count di Luna (Il trovatore, G. Verdi), Sharpless (Madam Butterfly, G. Puccini), Ibn-Hakia, Robert (Iolanta, P. Tchaikovsky), Mazepa (Mazepa, P. Tchaikovsky), Figaro (The Baber of Seville, G. Rossini), Correspondent (The Story of a Real Man, S. Prokofiev), Haly, Taddeo (L’italiana in Algeri, G. Rossini), Alidoro (La Cenerentola, G. Rossini), Dr Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore, G. Donizetti), Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana, P. Mascagni), Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus, J. Strauss), Edwin (The Gypsy Princess, E. Kálmán), Prince (Cinderella, B. Asafyev), Silvio (Pagliacci, R. Leoncavallo), Grigory Gryaznoi (The Tsar’s Bride, N. Rimsky-Korsakov), Salieri (Mozart and Salieri, N. Rimsky-Korsakov), Andrei Shchelkalov (Boris Godunov, M. Mussorgsky), Valentin (Faust, C. Gounud)