baritone

Iurii Samoilov

“…the discovery of the production is Iurii Samoilov as Budd. A wonderful baritone, a brilliant actor with post-Soviet origins and European career…..he is the most radiant star of this show. His Budd is passionate, gentle, loyal, not a poster-like and musically great. He simply cannot go down in history as not an outstanding one.”
Kommersant, 30 November

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Introduction

Iurii begins the 2019 – 20 season with his debut at the BBC Proms in Rachmaninov’s The Bells at the Royal Albert Hall with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Tadaaki Otaka. Iurii will make a series of role debuts as Lescaut in Manon Lescaut (cond. Lorenzo Viotti) and in the title role in Henze’s Der Prinz von Homburg at Oper Frankfurt, where he continues as a member of the prestigious ensemble. Other repertoire in Frankfurt this season includes, title role in Don Giovanni and Ned Keene in Peter Grimes. He will make his company debut at La Monnaie in their new Clarac-Delœuil > le lab staging of the Mozart/da Ponte trilogy as Masetto in Don Giovanni and Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte.

In future seasons he will make company debuts at the Metropolitan Opera New York, Gran Teatro del Liceu Barcelona, Royal Opera House Muscat and will return to the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.

Recent highlights include his US debut singing the title role in Eugene Onegin at Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit, 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 Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam 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 Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and Sir Riccardo Forth in I puritani, Danilo in Die lustige Witwe, the title role in Eugene Onegin, Marcello, La bohème; Mr Astley, The Gambler; Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte, title role in Don Giovanni; Il Conte d’Almaviva, Le nozze di Figaro; Enrico Ashton, Lucia di Lammermoor.

Iurii has worked with many conductors including Richard Bonynge, Antonio Pappano, Antonello Manacorda, Mark Soustrot, Marc Albrecht, Gustav Kuhn, Jonathan Cohen, Roberto Abbado, Sebastian Weigle, Riccardo Frizza, Pablo Heras-Casado, Theodor Guschlbauer, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Erki Pehk, Alain Altinoglu, Johanna Mallwitz as well as directors such as Sir Jonathan Miller, Claus Guth, Pierre Audi, Dmitri Tcherniakov, Harry Kupfer, Keith Warner, Laurent Pelly, Jens-Daniel Herzog, Peter Stein, David Alden, Sven-Eric Bechtolf, Christof Loy and Damiano Michiletto.

 


Performance Schedule

 
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    20:00 15 Aug 2020 Teatro G Rossini, PESARO

    GIOACHINO ROSSINI L’equivoco Stravagante
    GIOACHINO ROSSINI Giovanna D’Arco
    GIOACHINO ROSSINI La Cambiale di Matrimonio, Overture

    Conductor: Dmitry Korchak
    Slook: Iurii Samoilov
    Tobia Mill: Carlo Lepore
    Fanny: Dilyara Idrisova
    Edoardo Milfort: Davide Giusti
    Norton: Alexander Utkin
    Clarina: Martiniana Antonie

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    20:00 19 Aug 2020 Teatro G Rossini, PESARO

    GIOACHINO ROSSINI L’equivoco Stravagante
    GIOACHINO ROSSINI Giovanna D’Arco
    GIOACHINO ROSSINI La Cambiale di Matrimonio, Overture

    Conductor: Dmitry Korchak
    Slook: Iurii Samoilov
    Tobia Mill: Carlo Lepore
    Fanny: Dilyara Idrisova
    Edoardo Milfort: Davide Giusti
    Norton: Alexander Utkin
    Clarina: Martiniana Antonie

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    06 Oct 19 PUCCINI Manon Lescaut
    Oper Frankfurt

    “Manon’s brother is perhaps the most complex character in the opera, and Iurii Samoilov captured him perfectly. There was just something so likable in Samoilov’s impish yet brutally practical Lescaut… Samoilov’s voice is fascinating too, a warm and rich baritone.”
    Rick Perdian, Seen and Heard, 06 November 2019

    “Iurii Samoilov als Lescaut is een natuurtalent, een geboren acteur. Dat wisten we al sinds Die Lustige Witwe. Het wordt tijd om hem weer eens in een grotere rol te zien.”

    [Translated] “Iurii Samoilovas Lescaut is a natural talent, a born actor. We have known that since Die Lustige Witwe. It is time to see him again in a bigger role.”
    Jos Hermans, Leidmotief, 15 October 2019

    “Iurii Samoilov überzeugte als rüpelhafter Rookie und Bruder Manons, voller Tattoos und moralisch bedenklichen Ansichten, denn die Korrumpierbarkeit scheint in der Familie zu liegen. Stimmlich und darstellerisch fügte sich der recht metallisch klingende Bariton in Ollés Produktion perfekt ein.”

    [Translated] “Iurii Samoilov convinced as a rude rookie and brother Manon, full of tattoos and morally questionable views, because the corruption seems to be in the family. Vocally and dramatically, the quite metallic-sounding baritone was perfect for Ollé’s production.”
    Alexandra Richter, Bachtrack, 12 October 2019

    “Ganz grandios auch Iurii Samoilov mit schön gerundetem Bariton als leichtlebiger Lescaut, der sich so schnell und glaubhaft in die Halbwelt einfügt, dass man kaum glauben kann, dass er die Rolle nur spielt.”

    [Translted] “Quite grandiose also was Iurii Samoilov with a nicely rounded baritone as a light Lescaut who fits so fast and believable in the demimonde that you can hardly believe that he plays the role only.”
    Kaspar Sannemann, Oper Aktuell, 06 October 2019

    “Auch alle übrigen Partien, darunter insbesondere der ukrainische Bariton Iurii Samoilov als Manons Bruder Lescaut und der Tenor Michael Porter als Student Edmondo, sind trefflich besetzt.”

    [Translated] “All other parts, including in particular the Ukrainian baritone Iurii Samoilov as Manon’s brother Lescaut and the tenor Michael Porter as a student Edmondo, are excellently staffed.”
    Kirsten Liese, Deutschlandfunk, 07 October 2019

    “der sympathische, stimmlich wie körperlich bewegliche Iurii Samoilov…”

    [Translated] “the sympathetic, vocally and physically mobile Iurii Samoilov…”
    Judith v. Sterenenburg, Opera Frankfurt, 07 October 2019

    “De uit Oekraïne stammende bariton Iurii Samoilov wist zich uitstekend te weren en zette een in deze setting zeer geloofwaardige Lescaut neer.”

    [Translated] “Baritone Iurii Samoilov, who comes from Ukraine, was able to defend himself perfectly and set up a very credible Lescaut in this setting.”
    Peter Franken, Opera Magazine, 12 November 2019

    “Aber auch Ensemblemitglied Iurii Samoilov als Manons Bruder hinterlässt stimmlich und darstellerisch einen starken Eindruck.”

    [Translated] “But ensemble member Iurii Samoilov as Manon’s brother also leaves a strong impression both vocally and dramatically.”
    Roberto Becker, Online Musik Magazine

    “Ukrainian baritone Iurii Samoilov combined a rich tone with subtle acting as the sleazy but not quite heartless Lescaut.”
    Arthur Kaptainis, Classical Voice North America, 10 October 2019

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    31 Mar 19 SCHREKER Ferne Klang
    Frankfurt Opera

    “le brillant Youri Samoïlov, baryton très charismatique, s’acquitte à merveille de l’Acteur de caractère…”

    [Translated] “the shining Yuri Samoilov, a very charismatic baritone, performs wonderfully well with the Actor of Character…”
    Bertrand Bolognesi, Anaclase, 19 April 2019

    “Besonders beeindruckend stach Iurii Samoilov aus der Gruppe der betrunkenen Männer hervor. Mit beängstigender Überzeugung und bedrohlichem Timbre repräsentierte der Bassbariton einschüchternd die Masse, die sich unentwegt an Grete vergreifen zu versucht.”

    [Translated] “Especially impressive was Iurii Samoilov from the group of drunken men. With frightening conviction and threatening timbre, the bass-baritone intimidated the masses, who constantly tried to attack Grete.”
    Alexandra Richter, Bachtrack, 01 April 2019

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    02 Dec 18 BELLINI I puritani
    Oper Frankfurt

    “On salue, également, le très honnête Riccardo du jeune baryton ukrainien Iurii Samoilov, qui gagne en assurance au fi l de la soirée”

    [Translated] “We also salute the very honest Riccardo of the young Ukrainian baritone Iurii Samoilov, who gains in insurance after the evening”
    Nicolas Blanment, Opéra Magazine

    “Sir Riccardo Forth è impersonato da Iurii Samoilov, giovane baritono di cui abbiamo avuto modo di apprezzare le qualità ne Le siège de Corinthe al ROF e a Madrid nel Gallo d’oro. La scrittura nata per Tamburini è parecchio insidiosa, non solo per la coloratura prevista nella prima aria. Samoilov viene a capo della difficile “Ah per sempre io ti perdei” in maniera magistrale, con una voce ricca e copiosa e una coda articolata che sembra non aver mai fine, coronata da una lunga cadenza esplicitata da Bellini in partitura. La cabaletta “Bel sogno beato” è un altro episodio sublime di bel canto e il baritono esegue anche la battute cassate con una frase avviluppata che sembra “autogenerarsi”. Nel famoso duetto con il basso la voce timbrata e dotata di squillo esalta le parole “Patria” e “Libertà” con un trionfale applauso a fine secondo atto.”

    [Translated] “Sir Riccardo Forth is personified by Iurii Samoilov, a young baritone whose qualities we have been able to appreciate in Le siège de Corinthe at the ROF and in Madrid in the Gallo d’oro. The writing born for Tamburini is quite insidious, not only for the coloratura planned in the first aria Samoilov comes at the head of the difficult “Ah forever I lost you” in a masterly manner, with a rich and copious voice and an articulated tail that never seems to end, crowned by a long cadence explicitly expressed by Bellini in the score The “Bel sogno beato” cabaletta is another sublime episode of bel canto and the baritone also performs the cassate lines with a wrapped phrase that seems to “self-generate.” In the famous duet with bass the stamped and ringing voice enhances the words “Patria” and “Libertà” with a triumphal applause at the end of the second act.”

    Fabio Tranchida, Opera Click

    “Riccardo wird von Iurii Samoilov mit heldisch wohlklingendem Bariton gezeichnet”

    [Translated] “Riccardo is drawn by Iurii Samoilov with a heroically well-sounding baritone”

    Friedeon Rosén, Der Neue Merker

    “Ensemble-Prunk-Bariton Iurii Samoilov gab einen fulminant virilen Rivalen Riccardo”

    [Translated] “Ensemble splendor baritone Iurii Samoilov gave a brilliantly virile rival Riccardo”
    Wolf-Dieter Peter, www.nmz.de

    “Großartig breiten sich Kihwan Sims fundamentaler Bassbariton als Elviras Onkel und Iurii Samoilovs weicher, staunenswert reifer Bariton als Arturos Rivale in der Tiefe aus. Ihnen gehört das wahre Herz der „Puritaner“ mit dem Duett am Ende des 2. Aktes.”

    [Translated] “Kihwan Sim’s fundamental bass baritone, Elvira’s uncle, and Iurii Samoilov’s soft, astonishingly mature baritone, are faring fiercely as Arturo’s rival in depth, and they have the true heart of the” Puritans “with the duet at the end of the second act.”
    Judith von Sternburg, Frankfurter Rundschau

    “Bariton Iurii Samoilov, stimmstark und geschmeidig…”

    [Translated]  “Baritone Iurii Samoilov, strong voice and smooth…”
    Hanauer Anzeiger, Offenbach-Post

    “Iurii Samoilov punktet als Riccardo mit markantem Bariton, der auch in den Höhen enorme Durchschlagskraft besitzt.”

    [Translated] “Iurii Samoilov scores points as Riccardo with distinctive baritone, which has enormous power even in the heights.”
    Thomas Molke, Online Music Magazine

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    21 Jul 18 DONIZETTI L'elisir d'amore
    Macerata Opera Festival

    “Belcore alto, biondo, atletico e vanesio di Iurii Samoliov. E anche vocalmente il giovane russo esibisce spavaldo una fresca e ben timbrata voce baritonale”

    [Translated] “Belcore tall, blond, athletic and vain by Iurii Samoliov. And also vocally the young Russian exhibits a fresh and well-marked baritone voice boldly”

    Roberta Pedrotti, Ape Musicale

    “Iurii Samoilov, che dalla sua ha, oltre ad una vocalità salda e ben impiegata, un invidiabile physique du rôle, perfetto per il taglio registico di Michieletto, tratteggia un Belcore ideale.”

    [Translated] “Iurii Samoilov, who has an enviable physique du rôle, perfect for Michieletto’s directorial style, outlines an ideal Belcore.”
    Alessandro Cammarano, Le salon musical

    “Belcore ha il fisico aitante e il bel timbro del baritono Iurii Samoilov, dalla voce potente e ben utilizzata.”

    [Translated] “Belcore has the handsome physique and the beautiful timbre of the baritone Iurii Samoilov, with a powerful and well-used voice.”
    Fabio Larovere, Connessi all’Opera

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    13 May 18 LEHÁR Die Lustige Witwe
    Oper Frankfurt

    “Mit Marlis Petersen und Iurii Samoilov steht Regisseur Claus Guth für seine Inszenierung ein Operetten-Traumpaar zur Verfügung, das in seiner Gebrochenheit mit modernen Problemen kämpft und sowohl Backstage als auch Onstage Hollywoodqualitäten beweist. Jede einzelne der Premierenminuten, die sich Marlis Petersen und Iurii Samoilov, beide Debütanten in ihren Rollen, auf der Bühne umkreisen, lieben, hassen und beim Tanzen in tiefster Verfallenheit miteinander ringen, summieren sich zu zweieinhalb künstlerischen Sternstunden, die das Publikum von Beginn an elektrisieren.”

    [Translated] “With Marlis Petersen and Iurii Samoilov, director Claus Guth has created an operetta dream couple, whose brokenness struggles with modern problems, proving both Backstage and Onstage Hollywood qualities, each one of the opening minutes, Marlis Petersen and Iurii Samoilov “The two debutants in their roles, orbiting, loving, hating, and wrestling with each other in their dances, add up to two and a half artistic moments of magic that electrify the audience from the start.”
    Bettina Boyens, Frankfurter Neue Presse

    “Zweiter Triumph war, dass der gleichfalls aus dem Frankfurter Opernstudio zum begehrten Solisten gereifte Ukrainer Iurii Samoilov nicht nur vom Film-Regisseur fein ironisch für seinen echt balkanischen Dialekt gelobt wurde, sondern mit seinem höhensicheren Bariton dem Schlawiner Danilo eine herrlich un-tenorale Männlichkeit gab. Das Werben und Herausfordern von Hanna-Marlis als reifere Frau um dieses Mannsbild wurde glaubhaft”

    [Translated] “The second triumph was that the Ukrainian Iurii Samoilov, who had also matured from a Frankfurt opera studio into a coveted soloist, was not only praised ironically by the film director for his real Balkan dialect, but also gave the crooner Danilo a wonderfully un-tenoral masculinity with his secure baritone The promotion and challenge of Hanna-Marlis as a mature woman around this man image was credible.”
    Wolf-Dieter Peter, NMZ.de

    “Ihr Danilo Iurii Samoilov ist ein stimmlich und körperlich behänder Beau, den die Regie sympathisch und sympathisierend auf die leichte Schulter nimmt.”

    [Translated] “Her Danilo Iurii Samoilov is a vocally and physically modest Beau, whom the director takes sympathetically and sympathetically lightly.”
    Judith von Sternburg, Frankfurther Rundschau

    “Großartig ist auch Iurii Samoilov als baritoncremiger Strizzi im Frack, ein Frauenverführer und -verächter, der hauptsächlich vor sich selbst ins Maxim flieht, obwohl er doch nur Hanna lieben müsste. Aber seine Lippen schweigen, nur die Taten sprechen Bände. Und den man trotzdem gern haben muss. Weil er so viel zerquält kerlige Leidenschaft versprüht und die in samtigweiche Töne gießt.”

    [Translated]  “Great is also Iurii Samoilov as a baritone-creamed Strizzi in a tailcoat, a seducer and seducer of the women, who escapes mainly to Maxim, although he would only love Hanna, but his lips are silent, only the deeds speak volumes Because he so much torments violent passion sprayed and pours in velvety soft tones.”
    Manuel Brug, Klassiker Welt

    “Iurii Samoilov ist als Danilo immer von einer starken Brise umweht, die sich zwar nicht in schneller Reaktion, aber letztendlicher Zielstrebigkeit manifestiert und sich dabei in einem guttimbrierten klangkräftigen Bariton niederschlägt”

    [Translated] “As Danilo, Iurii Samoilov is always enveloped in a strong breeze, which does not manifest itself in a quick reaction, but ultimate purposefulness and is reflected in a well-timbred strong-sounding baritone”
    Friedeon Rosén, Online Merker

    “Lui è Iurii Samoilov, bello e dannato, forzato del divertimento perché non è uno che possa dargliela vinta. Entrambi stanno al (doppio) gioco cantando e danzando benissimo.”

    [Translated] “He is Iurii Samoilov, handsome and damned, forced to have fun because he is not one who can give it to him. Both are playing (double) singing and dancing very well.”
    Stefano Nardelli, Giornale della Musica

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    24 Nov 16 BRITTEN Billy Budd
    Bolshoi Theatre

    “Western soloists gently mixed with Russian, among which the most important discovery – a young and charming Minsk-Kiev-Frankfurt baritone Yury Samoilov, a remarkable Billy Budd, setting the star.”
    Ekaterina Biryukova, Colta

    “Billy Budd was sung by Iurii Samoilov, he is also a singer from Europe with a beautifully pouring baritone voice and stage charm.”
    Petr Pospelov, Vedomosti

    “A wonderful baritone voice, a wonderful actor with post-Soviet roots and European career….he is the most radiant star of this show. His Budd – passionate, gentle, loyal, and great music – can go down in history as outstanding.”
    Yuliya Bederova, Kommersant

    “The production is full of brilliant vocal work….Iurii Samoilov from the Frankfurt Opera (Billy) is so good at singing and so suitable for his character that it seems that he was the prototype for Budd.”
    Teatral

    “The title role is Iurii Samoilov’s debut on Moscow stage. The young gifted singer has an extraordinary biography”
    MosPravda

    “Budd is full of power and youth, despair, enthusiasm and humanity (in this production he is as well defiantly handsome), captivates the public with his first aria, the farewell to the old life. And the final lullaby, which the chained sailor sings to himself, touches even the most callous heart.”
    Nezavisimaya Gazeta

    ‘Billy Budd’s name is Iurii Samoilov, but he is also a singer from Europe with beautiful baritone and stage charm: a ballad, written by Britten in a deliberately simple way, in which the protagonist says goodbye to life, efficiently plunges everyone into tears.’
    Vedomosti, 28th November 2016

    ‘Western soloists are gently mixed with Russian ones, among which the most important discovery is a young and charming Minsk-Kiev-Frankfurt baritone Iurii Samoilov, a remarkable Billy Budd, the star of the production.’
    Colta, 29 November 2016

    ‘…the discovery of the production is Iurii Samoilov as Budd. A wonderful baritone, a brilliant actor with post-Soviet origins and European career…..he is the most radiant star of this show. His Budd is passionate, gentle, loyal, not a poster-like and musically great. He simply cannot go down in history as not an outstanding one.’
    Kommersant, 30 November 2016

    ‘With his first appearance, Samoilov prepossesses the audience and the whole crew, he disarms them with a warm sound; with his radiant baritone, he enlivens the simple-minded guy who obviously knows a little more than we do.’
    Portal Subkultura

    ‘The young sailor Billy Budd (Iurii Samoilov with his hedonistic, beautiful lyric baritone), innocent and bright, the favourite of the whole team…’
    Culture Newspaper

    ‘The performer of the title role Iurii Samoilov….was the revelation of the evening with his stable lyrical baritone, light, with accurate intonation and a pleasant timbre.’
    Opera News (Russia)

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    07 May 16 MOZART Don Giovanni
    Dutch National Opera

    ‘..Iurii Samoilov (Masetto) deden daarentegen op voortreffelijke wijze wat van hen verwacht werd.’

    [Translated] “Iurii Samoilov (Masetto), on the other hand, did superbly what was expected of him.”
    Olivier Keegel, Opera Gazet

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    03 Oct 15 MOZART Le nozze di Figaro
    Oper Frankfurt

    ‘Die jungen Sänger aus dem Ensemble bzw. Opernstudio begeisterten mit Elan und schönen Stimmen, die gleichermaßen zu loben sind. Allen voran Kihwan Sim (Figaro), Louise Alder (Susanna), Iurii Samoilov (Graf) und Nina Tarandek (Cherubino)’

    [Translated] ‘The young singers from the ensemble or opera studio thrilled with verve and beautiful voices, which are equally praiseworthy. Above all Kihwan Sim (Figaro), Louise Alder (Susanna), Iurii Samoilov (Count) and Nina Tarandek (Cherubino)’
    Frankfurter Neue Presse

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    11 Jun 15 MOZART Don Giovanni
    Oper Frankfurt

    ‘Die Titelrolle übernimmt der ukrainische Sänger Iurii Samoilov, der an der Oper Frankfurt sein Rollendebüt als Don Fiobanni feierte. Der junge Sänger weiss mit seiner Bühnenpräsenz zu überzeugen, Bei, ‘Là Ci Darem La Mano’ ist es nicht allein Zerlina, die dem Charme Don Giovannis erleigt.’

    [Translated] ‘The title role will be taken over by the Ukrainian singer Iurii Samoilov, who made his role debut as Don Fiobanni at the Frankfurt Opera. The young singer knows how to convince with his stage presence. At ‘Là Ci Darem La Mano’, it is not only Zerlina who does the charm of Don Giovanni.’
    Camera Crew Germany

    ‘Iurii Samoilov feierte in der Titelpartie sein Rollendebüt und machte seine Sache stimmlich und darstellerisch gut. Ein Mann, der gut fürs Anbaggern ist, weil er mit seiner Stimme die Frauen betört.’

    [Translated]  ‘Iurii Samoilov celebrated his role debut in the title role and did well vocally and dramatically. A man who is good for picking, because he infatuates the women with his voice.’
    Matthias Gerhart, Frankfurter Neue Presse

    “Ein beeindruckendes Debüt in der Titelrolle gibt der junge Bariton Iurii Samoilov. Er kam dazu wie die sprichwörtliche Jungfrau des Kindes. Das Jahresprogramm führte ihn noch als Masetto. Doch dann wurde der für den Giovanni Johannes Martin bestimmte Kränzle krank. Die alternative Besetzung, Daniel Schmutzhard, ist derzeit an der Premiere von “At Our River” im Bockenheimer Depot beteiligt. Der fabelhafte Björn Bürger, der gerade Don Giovanni für die Osloer Oper einstudiert, tritt derzeit als Papageno in Paris auf. Es sagt viel über die enormen Qualitäten des aktuellen Frankfurter Ensembles aus, dass es drei international begehrte Baritone hat, die jeweils einen fabelhaften Don Giovanni liefern. Seit Samstag wissen wir, dass es sogar vier gibt. Iurii Samoilov wurde gerade vom Opernstudio in das ständige Ensemble übernommen, machte in dieser Spielzeit bereits als Marcello in La Bohème auf sich aufmerksam und nutzt nun das Glück der Einspringer. Man kann sagen: Er gibt der Inszenierung den Titelheld, den Gerhaher ihr verweigert hatte. Sie können einen kraftvollen und dennoch noblen Bariton mit einer attraktiven Höhe hören.”

    [Translated] “An impressive debut in the title role is provided by the young baritone Iurii Samoilov. He came to it like the proverbial virgin to the child. The annual program still led him as Masetto. But then the intended for the Giovanni Johannes Martin Kränzle fell ill. The alternative line-up, Daniel Schmutzhard, is currently involved in the premiere of “At Our River” in Bockenheimer Depot. The fabulous Björn Bürger, who is currently rehearsing Don Giovanni for the Oslo Opera, is currently performing as Papageno in Paris. It says a lot about the enormous qualities of the current Frankfurt ensemble that it has three internationally coveted baritones, each delivering a fabulous Don Giovanni. Since Saturday we know that there are even four. Iurii Samoilov was just taken over by the opera studio to the permanent ensemble, made in this season already as Marcello in La Bohème attention and now uses the luck of the Einspringers. One can say: He gives the production the title hero, whom Gerhaher had refused her. You can hear a powerful yet classy baritone with an attractive height.”

    Barbara Aumüller, Der Opernfreund

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    06 Sep 14 PUCCINI La Boheme
    Oper Frankfurt

    “Überraschung des Abends war der gebürtige Ukrainer Iurii Samoilov in der Rolle des Malers Marcello. In der letzten Saison war er noch Mitglied des Opernstudios und jetzt hat er, quasi zum Mann gereift, hier seine erste große Rolle. Er gestaltet sie mit großem schauspielerischen Talent und stimmlicher Präzsion, als hätte er sie schon immer gespielt. Nicht ohne Grund erhielt er den stärksten Applaus.”

    [Translated] “Surprise of the evening was the Ukrainian born Iurii Samoilov in the role of the painter Marcello. Last season he was still member of the studio and now with his first big role here he has, so to speak, grown into a man. He portrayed the role with great acting talent and vocal precision. Not without reason he receive the biggest applause.”

    Markus Gründig, Kulturfreak

    “Richtigen Spaß macht es, den zweiten Debütanten Iurii Samoilov dabei zu erleben, wie er in der Rolle des Marcello aufgeht. In der vergangenen Saison gehörte der junge Bariton noch dem Opernstudio an. Mit dem Debüt als Marcello gibt er zugleich seinen Einstand als neues Ensemblemitglied. Er bewältigt die Herausforderung souverän. Seine Stimme besitzt einen wohltönenden Kern, ist in allen Registern ausgeglichen und überzeugt mit unangestrengter, geradezu tenoraler Höhe. Man merkt ihm die Freude darüber an, sich endlich in einer größeren Rolle beweisen zu können.”

    [Translated] “It’s really fun to see the second debutant Iurii Samoilov performing in the role of Marcello, who was a member of the opera studio last season and also makes his debut as a new member of the ensemble with his debut as Marcello. He masters the challenge confidently, his voice has a sonorous core, is balanced in all registers and convinces with effortless, almost tenoral height.You can tell from the joy of finally proving himself in a bigger role.”
    Michael Demel, Der Opern Freund 

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    19 Jul 14 Accademia Rossiniana 2014
    Pesaro

    “Ad aprire il concerto un brano da La Cenerentola: la Cavatina di Dandini “Come un’ape ne’ giorni d’aprile” eseguita dal baritono ucraino Iurii Samoilov. Una bella interpretazione. Samoilov ha mostrato grande mimica, sembrando il miglior Praticò.”

    [Translated] “To open the concert, a song from La Cenerentola: the Cavatina by Dandini” Like a bee in the days of April “performed by the Ukrainian baritone Iurii Samoilov. A beautiful performance.”
    Luciano Murgia, PU24

    “…mentre l’espansivo Alvaro di Iurii Samoilov sprizzava una energia contagiosa.”

    [Translated] “… while the expansive Iurii Samoilov blew up a contagious energy…”
    Massimo Viazzo, Una Voce Poca Fa 

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    12 Feb 14 The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh
    Dutch National Opera DVD

    “Among the long list of cameo roles, Iurii Samoilov, is excellent as the singing beggar…”
    David Denton, David’s Review Corner

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    02 Aug 13 Young Singers Project
    Salzburg Festival

    “Ein singender Brad Pitt aus der Ukraine, dessen Bariton jedes Herz zum Beben bringt.”

    [Translated] “A singing Brad Pitt from Ukraine, whose baritone shakes every heart.”

    Claudia Lagler, Die Presse 

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    25 Jun 13 VERDI Soiree des Opernstudios: “Der romantische Verdi”
    Oper Frankfurt

    “Sehr souverän präsentierte sich auch der Bariton Iurii Samoilov, der den stärksten Applaus vom Publikum erhielt. Von seinen vier vorgetragenen Liedern sei die glückseliges Temperament verströmende Kanzonette „Brindisi“ erwähnt, die er mit Schmiss präsentierte, als sei sie ihm auf den Leib geschrieben worden.”

    [Translated] “”Baritone Iurii Samoilov, who received the strongest applause from the audience, presented himself very confidently, mentioning the blissful temperamental cantina” Brindisi “of his four recited songs, which he presented with Schmiss as if it had been written for him.”
    Markus Gründig, Kulturfreak

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    22 Nov 10 Neue Stimmen
    Gütersloh

    “So übertrug sich die leidenschaftliche Musik im Duett aus Leoncavallos “Bajazzo” so gründlich auf die Interpretation, dass Sopranistin Narine Yeghiyan (Armenien) und der ukrainische Bariton Iurii Samoilov die Ausdruckskraft ihrer Stimmen mit einem innigen Kuss besiegelten.”

    [Translated] “The passionate music in the duet from Leoncavallo’s” Bajazzo “was so thoroughly interpreted that soprano Narine Yeghiyan (Armenia) and Ukrainian baritone Iurii Samoilov sealed the expressiveness of their voices with a heartfelt kiss.”

    Matthias Gans, NW News

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    02 Aug 10 The Solti Te Kanawa Accademia
    Castiglione della Pescaia

    “This year they included a thrilling 21-year-old baritone, Iuri Samoilov”
    Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph 

Repertoire

BELLINI
I puritani Sir Riccardo Forth

BRITTEN
Albert Herring Sid
Billy Budd Billy
Peter Grimes Ned Keene

DEBUSSY
Pelléas et Mélisande Pelléas

DONIZETTI
Don Pasquale Malatesta *
L’Elisir d’Amore Belcore
Lucia di Lammermoor Enrico Ashton

HANDEL
Giulio Cesare in Egitto Giulio Cesare

LEONCAVALLO
I Pagliacci Silvio *

MENOTTI
The telephone Ben

MONTEVERDI
Orfeo Plutone

MOZART
Così fan tutte Guglielmo
Don Giovanni Don Giovanni, Masetto
Die Entführung aus dem Serail Selim
La Finta Giardiniera Nardo
Le Nozze di Figaro Conte Almaviva
Die Zauberflöte Papageno

PROKOFIEV
The Gambler Unlucky player

PUCCINI
La Bohème Marcello
La Fanciulla del West Bello
Tosca Sciarrone

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
The invisible city of Kitezh Singing beggar
The Golden Cockerel Tsarevich Afron

ROSSINI
Il barbiere di Siviglia Figaro
La Cenerentola Dandini
La Gazza Ladra Giorgio
Il Viaggio a Reims Don Alvaro, Barone Trombonok, Antonio

STRAUSS
Daphne 3. Schäfer

TCHAIKOVSKY
Eugene Onegin Onegin
Iolanta Robert *
The Queen of Spades Count Yeletskiy

VERDI
Rigoletto Marullo
Otello Herald
I vespri siciliani Roberto
Don Carlos Deputy

WAGNER
Parsifal Zweiter Gralsritter
Tristan und Isolde Steuermann
* role under preparation