In the 2018-19 season, Iurii Samoilov will give his role debuts as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and Sir Riccardo Forth in I puritani at Oper Frankfurt, where he continues as a member of the prestigious ensemble. Other repertoire in Frankfurt this season includes Eugene Onegin title role, Conte in Le nozze di Figaro and der Schmierenschauspieler in Der ferne Klang. He will start the season with his US debut singing the title role in Onegin at Michigan Opera Theatre, and a return to Vilnius City Opera for Yeletsky in Pique Dame.
In future seasons he will give his company debuts at the Metropolitan Opera New York, La Monnaie Brussels, Gran Teatro del Liceu Barcelona and returns to De Nationale Opera Amsterdam and the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.
Recent highlights include, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore in Macerata; the title role in a new production of Billy Budd at The Bolshoi Theatre; Omar, in a new La Fura dels Baus production of Le siège de Corinthe at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Masetto in Don Giovanni at Salzburger Festspiele and his house debut at the Teatro Real Madrid in a new production of The Golden Cockerel, conducted by Ivor Bolton. In previous seasons in Frankfurt he has sung Danilo in Die lustige Witwe, the tiutle role in Eugene Onegin, Marcello, La bohème; Mr Astley, The Gambler; Masetto, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte, title role in Don Giovanni; Il Conte d’Almaviva, Le nozze di Figaro; Enrico Ashton, Lucia di Lammermoor; Marco, Gianni Schicchi.
He has worked already with many conductors including Antonio Pappano, Richard Bonynge, Mark Soustrot, Marc Albrecht, Gustav Kuhn, Jonathan Cohen, Sebastian Weigle, Riccardo Frizza, Pablo Heras-Casado, Roberto Abbado, Theodor Guschlbauer, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Erki Pehk, as well as directors such as Sir Jonathan Miller, Pierre Audi, Dmitri Tcherniakov, Harry Kupfer, Jens-Daniel Herzog, Peter Stein and David Alden.