Iurii Samoilov sings two roles for the first time during the 2019/20 season: Lescaut in Manon Lescaut and Henze's Prinz von Homburg - both new productions – and can be heard again as Don Giovanni and Ned Keene (Peter Grimes). Since this young Ukrainian baritone left our Opera Studio to join the ensemble he has enjoyed great success with roles including Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Dandini (La Cenerentola), Sir Riccardo Forth (I puritani), Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor), Marcello (La Bohème) and Graf Danilo (Die lustige Witwe / The Merry Widow). Forthcoming plans include his debuts at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels (Guglielmo / Masetto), the Metropolitan Opera in New York and Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. He made his American debut at Michigan Opera Theatre singing Eugene Onegin, a role he first sang in Frankfurt. Other important engagements have included Britten's Billy Budd at the Bolschoi in Moscow, Masetto at the Nationale Opera Amsterdam and Salzburg Festival and Eugene Onegin uand Jeletzki (Pique Dame) in Vilnius. He has also appeared at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Theater Basel, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Royal Albert Hall in London, the BBC Proms, Macerata Opera Festival and Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. This prize winning artist studied at the National Music Academy in Kiev.
Find out more about Iurii Samoilov on his website