Ilya Kutyukhin

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Baritone
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Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

About Ilya

Ilya is recent alumnus of the prestigious Young Singers Project at The Salzburg Festival, where he appeared in both Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk conducted by Mariss Jansons, and in concert performances of Lucrezia Borgia conducted by Marco Armiliato.

Recent highlights include his debut at Bregenzer Festspiele in the title role of Onegin and Marullo in Rigoletto, at Glyndebourne Touring Opera as Guglielmo in Nicholas Hytner’s classic production of Così fan tutte. He sang the same role at Vilnius Opera and at the Bolshoi, where he also took part in the productions of Billy Budd, Boris Godunov and Carmen; Don Pasquale and Marcello in La bohème at Warsaw Opera. He also made debuts at Opéra national de Paris as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia and as Yeletsky in Queen of Spades at the Grange Festival.

This 2023/24 season Ilya will perform the part of Prince Andrei Bolkonsky in War and Peace at the Bolshoi Theatre.

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Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

Selected Repertoire

BernsteinCandide (Maximilian, Captain)
BizetCarmen (Morales)
BrittenBilly Budd (Novice's Friend)
DonizettiDon Pasquale (Malatesta)   •   Lucrezia Borgia (Ascanio Petrucci)
MozartCosì fan tutte (Guglielmo)   •   Don Giovanni (title role)
MussorgskyBoris Godunov (Andrei Tchelkalov)
ProkofievWar and Peace (Andrei Bolkonsky)
PucciniLa bohème (Marcello)
RossiniIl barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
TchaikovskyEugene Onegin (title role)   •   Pique Dame (Prince Yeletsky)
VerdiRigoletto (Marullo)

Press

  • Pique Dame

    The Grange Festival
    Jul 2023 - Jul 2023
    • As her thwarted fiance, Prince Yeletsky, Ilya Kutyukhin is excellent, offering a suave and moving performance of his big aria

    • As Lisa’s intended husband Prince Yeletsky, Ilya Kutyukhin exudes nobility and injured honour.

    • At the curtain calls, the largest cheer of the night when to the Russian baritone Ilya Kutyukhin, whose reassurances to Liza in Act 2 – as her betrothed, Prince Yeletsky – of his love and understanding, are some of the most sincere and dignified utterances of the evening. He confronts Herman with considerable authority and distinction in the final scene, too

    • Ilya Kutyukhin as Prince Yeletsky got the opera’s best-known aria. Kutyukhin sang it with profound beauty and so brought out the Prince’s depth of feeling that we found it incomprehensible that Liza would reject him.

    • Ilya Kutyukhin conmovió en su celebérrima aria (“Ya vas liubliu”) con un legato de garganta joven, adecuadamente entre tentativo y palpitante, y bien de acuerdo con la declaración de amor y amistad de este malogrado personaje. [google translate] Ilya Kutyukhin was moving in his celebrated aria (“Ya vas liubliu”) with a youthful throaty legato, suitably tentative and pulsating, and in accord with this ill-fated character’s declaration of love and friendship

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