Evgeny Samoilov

Conductor
Evgeny Samoilov

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 Foscari 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
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
Johann Strauss, the Waltz King (gala concert) — Conductor
Verdi's Il trovatore — Conductor
Verdi's Aida — Conductor
The Nutcracker Pyotr Tchaikovsky — Conductor
Rossini (musical divertissement) — Conductor
Giselle Adolphe Adam — Conductor
Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin — Conductor
Borodin's Prince Igor — Music Director and Conductor
Bolero Maurice Ravel — Conductor
This is Opera! 
(dramatized performance) — Conductor
Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden — Music Director and Conductor
Bellini's Norma — Conductor
Verdi's Nabucco — Music Director and Conductor
Verdi's La Traviata — Conductor
Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia — Conductor
Tchaikovsky's Iolanta — Conductor
Verdi's Rigoletto — Conductor
Valdgardt's The Cat's House — Conductor
Opera&Jazz (New Year's Eve Show) — Conductor
Puccini's Madama Butterfly — Conductor
Wagner's Lohengrin — 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

Discography:

Soloists of the Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow (CD) — Conductor
Chorus of the Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow (CD) — Conductor
This is Opera! (DVD) — Conductor

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