Evgeny Samoilov,

Conductor. Honoured Artist of Russia, conductor of the Novaya Opera Theatre. Upon graduation from the St. Petersburg State Conservatory with degrees in choral and symphony conducting in 1978, he worked as a guest conductor of symphony orchestras in many cities of Russia, Moldavia, and Turkey. He was a conductor of the Rostov-on-Don Philharmonic Orchestra and the Moscow State Maly Symphony Orchestra.

He has been with the Novaya Opera since 1993. Here he acts as music director and conductor of Verdi’s I due Foscar/i and /Nabucco, Rubinstein’s The Demon, Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden.

He also conducts Bellini's Norma, Verdi’s Rigoletto and Il trovatore, Wagner's Lohengrin, Strauss' Salome, Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, Borodin's Prince Igor, the concerts Opera@Jazz, “Rossini”, “Viva Verdi!”, “Richard Wagner”, the following ballets: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade, Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances, Adam’s Giselle, Ravel’s Boléro (joint production with the Imperial Russian Ballet).

In 1997, Evgeny Samoilov acted as music director of Yuri Lyubimov’s production of The Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky. In 2005, he conducted the concert dedicated to the 80th birthday of Mikis Theodorakis.

Evgeny Samoilov has recorded two CDs of Myaskovsky’s compositions; he also took part in the recording of the supplement to Astafiev and Kolobov’s book “Concord” and CDs “Chorus of the Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow” and “Soloists of the Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow”. In 2005–2009 he acted as artistic director and conductor of the Omsk Academic Symphony Orchestra.

Awards and Honours

  • Honoured Artist of Russia
  • Winner of the prize “For Devoted Service to Opera Art” awarded by the Evgeny Kolobov Foundation


Ten Sopranos (gala concert ) — Conductor
Tchaikovsky's Iolanta — Conductor
Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila — Conductor
The Nutcracker Pyotr Tchaikovsky — Conductor
Swan Lake Pyotr Tchaikovsky — Conductor
BOLERO Maurice Ravel — Conductor
Cinderella Sergey Prokofiev — Conductor
Don Quixote Ludwig Minkus — Conductor
Rubinstein's The Demon — Conductor
Opera&Jazz (New Year's Eve Show) — Conductor
Giselle Adolphe Adam — Conductor
Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden — Conductor
Johann Strauss, the Waltz King (gala concert) — Conductor
This is Opera! (dramatized performance) — Conductor
Bellini's Norma — Conductor
Wagner's Lohengrin — Conductor
Rossini (musical divertissement) — Conductor
Valdgardt's The Cat's House — Conductor
Borodin's Prince Igor — Conductor, Music Director
Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin — Conductor
Verdi's Nabucco — Conductor, Music Director
Verdi's Rigoletto — Conductor
Aida Giuseppe Verdi — Conductor
Verdi's Il trovatore — Conductor
Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia — Conductor
Verdi's I due Foscari — Music Director and Conductor
Tchaikovsky's Mazepa (in concert) – Conductor
Leoncavallo's Zingari (in concert) – Conductor
Thursday 19:00
Giuseppe Verdi
Monday 19:00
Giuseppe Verdi
Tuesday 18:00
Alexander Borodin
Music Director
Tuesday 19:00
Umberto Giordano
Wednesday 19:00
Giuseppe Verdi
Monday 19:00
Alexander Borodin
Music Director and Conductor
Tuesday 19:00
Gala concert in two parts
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