Evgeny Samoilov

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 


Verdi's I due Foscari — Music Director and Conductor
Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden — Music Director and Conductor
Verdi's Nabucco — Music Director and Conductor
Borodin's Prince Igor — Music Director and Conductor
Puccini's Madama Butterfly — Conductor
Puccini's Turandot (in concert) — Music Director and Conductor

Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin — Conductor
Rubinstein's The Demon — Conductor
Verdi's La Traviata — Conductor
Verdi's Rigoletto — Conductor
Valdgardt's The Cat's House — Conductor
Bellini's Norma — Conductor
Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila — Conductor
Wagner's Lohengrin — Conductor
Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia — Conductor
Tchaikovsky's Iolanta — Conductor
Verdi's Il trovatore — Conductor
Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride — Conductor

Swan Lake Pyotr Tchaikovsky (ballet) — Conductor
The Nutcracker Pyotr Tchaikovsky (ballet) — Conductor
Don Quixote Ludwig Minkus (ballet) — Conductor
Giselle Adolphe Adam (ballet) — Conductor
Bolero Maurice Ravel (ballet) — Conductor
Cinderella Sergey Prokofiev (ballet) — Conductor

Verdi's Aida (in concert) — Conductor
Tchaikovsky's Mazepa (in concert) — Conductor
Leoncavallo's Zingari (in concert) — Conductor
Giordano's Andrea Chénier (in concert) — Conductor
Rachmaninoff's The Miserly Knight (in concert) — Music Director and Conductor

This is Opera! (dramatized performance) — Conductor
Opera&Jazz (New Year's Eve Show) — Conductor
Rossini (musical divertissement) — Conductor
Ten Sopranos (gala concert) — Conductor
Johann Strauss, the Waltz King (gala concert) — Conductor


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



Gosudarstvennoe byudzhetnoe uchrezhdenie kul`tury` goroda Moskvy` «Moskovskij teatr «Novaya Opera» imeni E.V.Kolobova»