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

Productions

Ten Sopranos (gala concert ) — Conductor
Tchaikovsky's Iolanta — Conductor
Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila — Conductor
Swan Lake Pyotr Tchaikovsky — Conductor
Cinderella Sergey Prokofiev — Conductor
Don Quixote Ludwig Minkus — Conductor
Rubinstein's The Demon — Conductor
Opera&Jazz (New Year's Eve Show) — Conductor
Johann Strauss, the Waltz King (gala concert) — Conductor
Verdi's Il trovatore — Conductor
Verdi's Aida — Conductor
Giselle Adolphe Adam — Conductor
The Nutcracker Pyotr Tchaikovsky — Conductor
Rossini (musical divertissement) — Conductor
Giselle Adolphe Adam — Conductor
Valdgardt's The Cat's House — Conductor
Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia — Conductor
Verdi's Rigoletto — Conductor
Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin — Conductor
Borodin's Prince Igor — Conductor, Music Director
BOLERO Maurice Ravel — Conductor
This is Opera! (dramatized performance) — Conductor
Wagner's Lohengrin — Conductor
Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden — Conductor, Music Director
Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY — Conductor
Verdi's Nabucco — Conductor, Music Director
Bellini's Norma — Conductor
Verdi's I due Foscari — Music Director and Conductor
Tchaikovsky's Mazepa (in concert) – Conductor
Leoncavallo's Zingari (in concert) – Conductor
Giordano's Andrea Chénier (in concert) – Conductor
16
December
Sunday 19:00
Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor
22
December
Saturday 18:00
Gala concert in two parts
Conductor
27
December
Thursday 19:00
Alexander Borodin
Music Director
1
February’19
Friday 19:00
Giuseppe Verdi
Music Director
7
February’19
Thursday 19:00
Maurice Ravel
Alexander Borodin
Conductor
15
February’19
Friday 19:00
Alexander Borodin
Music Director
22
February’19
Friday 19:00
Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor
26
February’19
Tuesday 19:00
Gala concert in two parts
Conductor
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