...the discovery of the production
is Iurii Samoilov as Budd.
A wonderful baritone, a brilliant actor with post-Soviet origins and European career... His Budd is passionate, gentle, loyal, not a poster-like and musically great.
He simply cannot go down in history as not an outstanding one.
Iurii Samoilov is one the most exciting and versatile baritones of his generation. Although still young, he has already appeared at some of the most renowned opera houses and festivals, including the Metropolitan Opera, Opéra National de Paris, Teatro Real in Madrid, La Monnaie in Brussels, Rossini Opera Festival, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Alte Oper Frankfurt, working with many of the great conductors such as Antonio Pappano, Alain Altinoglu, Franz Welser-Möst, Riccardo Frizza, Tadaaki Otaka, Ivor Bolton and Pablo Heras-Casado.