Iurii Samoilov's roles at Oper Frankfurt during the 2017/18 season are Eugene Onegin, Marullo in Rigoletto, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Dandini in La Cenerentola and Ned Keene (role debut) in the new production of Peter Grimes. Since this Ukrainian baritone left the Opera Studio to join the Ensemble he has enjoyed great success with roles including Don Giovanni, Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor), Marcello (La Bohème) and Mr. Astley (Der Spieler/The Gambler). Recent guest engagements have included the title role in Billy Budd at the Bolschoi in Moscow, Zarewitsch Afron in The Golden Cockerel at the Teatro Real in Madrid and Omar in Le Siège de Corinthe) at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. He also sang Masetto at the Nationale Opera Amsterdam and Salzburg Festival, Eugene Onegin in Vilnius, Guglielmo at Theater Basel and appeared at the Operadagen in Rotterdam, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Royal Albert Hall in London. A winner of many prizes and awards, he studied at the Ukrainian National Music Academy in Kiev.
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