The award winning countertenor Dmitry Egorov, a regular guest at Oper Frankfurt, can be heard this season as the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas and Azaria in Zelenka's Il serpente di bronzo. During rehearsals for Dido he jumped in at short notice to sing Eustazio (role debut, from the pit) in two performances of the enormously successful of Handel's Rinaldo. Recent roles for the company have included the title role (role debut) in Handel's Radamisto, Nireno in Giulio Cesare in Egitto and Ascalax in Telemann's Orpheus - all new productions. This Russian singer sang his first solo role - in Monteverdi's Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria - during his studies in Mainz. Dmitry Egorov appeared at the Staatsoper in Berlin in 2015, singing Adelbert in Telemann's Emma und Eginhard under René Jacobs. Other engagements in recent seasons have included Handel's Giulio Cesare in Freiburg, Fürth and Klagenfurt, L’humana fragilità / Pisandro (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria) at Cologne Opera, Puck (Weber's Oberon) in Gießen, Goffredo (Rinaldo) in Münster, Amadigi (Amadigi di Gaula) at the Staatstheater in Mainz and Medoro (Orlando) at the Handel Festival in Halle. A baroque specialist, he has worked with many leading ensembles and conductors, including Michael Hofstetter, Ton Koopman, Konrad Junghänel, Bernhard Fork and Attilio Cremonesi. His first solo album was released in 2011 - Il primo uomo, with arias by Handel and Scarlatti.