Dmitry Belosselskiy was born in Pavlograd, Ukraine and was awarded Second Prize at the 2007 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Regarded as one of the most outstanding basses of his generation, he makes regular guest appearances at many of the great international opera houses and concert halls (New York’s Avery Fischer Hall, Chicago’s Harris Theater, Boston’s John Hancock Hall, the Luxembourg Philharmonie, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, the Macau Festival, and the Seoul Arts Center). He has sung under the baton of numerous conductors from Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, and Riccardo Chailly to Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Marco Armiliato, James Levine, James Conlon, Jan Latham Koenig, Ion Marin, Thomas Sanderling, Jesus López-Cobos, Riccardo Frizza and Mikhail Pletnev. He was a soloist in Moscow’s Sretensky Monastery Choir and still performs with them on a regular basis today. He recently appeared as Ramfis (Aida), Zaccaria (Nabucco), Wurm (Luisa Miller), the Old Hebrew (Samson et Dalila), the Commendatore (Don Giovanni), and Fafner (The Ring) at the Metropolitan Opera and sang the title role in the Calixto Bieito production of Boris Godunov at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. He also sang Prince Gremin (Eugene Onegin) at the Lyric Opera in Chicago; Philippe II (Don Carlo) at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and the Teatro Real in Madrid; Ramfis at the Salzburg Festival; Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra) at Milan’s La Scala and the Vienna Staatsoper; the title role of Ivan Susanin and Boris Ismailov (Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District) at the Frankfurt Opera; Count Walter (Luisa Miller) and Ferrando (Il Trovatore) at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona; Zaccaria (Nabucco) at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam; and the Grand Inquisitor (Don Carlos) and Ramfis (Aida) at the Paris Opera. In addition, he has performed Verdi’s Requiem with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Riccardo Muti and sung the bass section of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Orchestre national de France led by conductor Christoph Eschenbach.