Iurii Samoilov is one the most exciting and versatile baritones of his generation. Although still young, he has already appeared at some of the most renowned opera houses and festivals, including The Metropolitan Opera, Opéra national de Paris, Teatro Real in Madrid, La Monnaie in Brussels, Semperoper Dresden, Dutch National Opera, Salzburg Festival, Rossini Opera Festival, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Royal Albert Hall in London and Brucknerhaus in Linz, working with many of the great conductors such as Franz Welser-Möst, Antonio Pappano, Alain Altinoglu, Riccardo Frizza, Tadaaki Otaka, Ivor Bolton and Pablo Heras-Casado.
This 2023/24 season, he will make his company debuts at the Grand Teatre del Liceu for the title role in Eugene Onegin, the Irish National Opera for Marcello (La bohème), Olympia Municipal Music Theater Maria Callas in Athens for Sir Riccardo Forth (I puritani) and the Finnish National Opera for Eugene Onegin. On the concert platform Iurii will be soloist in the 2023 New Year’s Eve Concert of the Staatskapelle Dresden with Golda Schultz and Tugan Sokhiev.
Other recent highlights include his company debuts at The New York Metropolitan Opera as Schaunard in Zeffirelli’s legendary (La bohème), at Oslo’s Den Norske Opera in the title role of Eugene Onegin, at the Opéra national de Paris as Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) and with The Cleveland Orchestra as Sonora (La fanciulla del West). He also sang Marco (Gianni Schicchi) at the Salzburger Festspiele, Don Giovanni, and the Conte di Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) at the Semperoper Dresden, Eugene Onegin at the Teatro di San Carlo and Conte di Almaviva at the Bucharest National Opera. On the concert platform he sang in a concert at the Philharmonie de Paris with the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Klaus Mäkelä and did a fundraising recital in Brucknerhaus Linz.