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About Iurii

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.

Iurii is based in Berlin

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Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

Season Highlights

Aug 2024
Salzburger Festspiele
Weinburg The Idiot (Lukjan Timofejewitsch Lebedjew) Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (conductor)
Oct 2024 - Nov 2024
Houston Grand Opera
Rossini La Cenerentola (Dandini) Lorenzo Passerini (conductor)
Nov 2024
Mandel Concert Hall, Cleveland
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst (conductor)

Selected Repertoire

BelliniI puritani (Sir Riccardo Forth)
BrittenAlbert Herring (Sid)   •   Billy Budd (title role)   •   Peter Grimes (Ned Keene)
DebussyPelléas et Mélisande (Pelléas)
DonizettiL’Elisir d’Amore (Belcore)   •   Lucia di Lammermoor (Enrico Ashton)   •   Don Pasquale (Malatesta)*
HandelGiulio Cesare (Giulio Cesare)
LeharDie Lustige Witwe (Danilo)
LeoncavalloI Pagliacci (Silvio - under preparation)
MazzoliBreaking the waves (Jan Nyman*)
MenottiThe telephone (Ben)
MonteverdiOrfeo (title role*)
MozartCosì fan tutte (Guglielmo)   •   Don Giovanni (title role)   •   La Finta Giardiniera (Nardo)   •   Le Nozze di Figaro (Conte Almaviva)   •   Die Zauberflöte (Papageno)
ProkofievThe Gambler (Mister Astley)   •   War an Peace (Andrei Bolkonsky)*
PucciniLa bohème (Marcello)   •   Gianni Schicci (Marco)   •   Manon Lescaut (Lescaut)   •   La fanciulla del West (Sonora)
Rimsky-KorsakovThe Golden Cockerel (Tsarevich Afron)
RossiniIl cambiale di Matrimonio (Slook)   •   Il barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)   •   La Cenerentola (Dandini)   •   Il Viaggio a Reims (Don Alvaro)   •   Le siege de Corinthe (Omar)   •   Il turco in Italia (Prosdocimo*)
TchaikovskyEugene Onegin (title role)   •   Iolanta (Robert)   •   The Queen of Spades (Count Yeletsky)
WeinbergDer Idiot (Lebedjew)



  • Puccini La bohème

    Irish National Opera
    Nov 2023
    • Ukranian baritone Iurii Samoilov was superb as Marcello

    • The best thing about the production is the energy of the four bohemian lads: baritones Iurii Samoilov as the painter Marcello, and Gyula Nagy as the musician Schaunard; bass Lukas Jakobski as the philosopher Colline; and the earnest tenor Merūnas Vitulskis as the complex poet Rodolfo.

    • As Marcello, baritone Iurii Samoilov shone wonderfully as he harrumphed in disgust at Musetta's Act 2 antics and provided good comic relief throughout the opera.