...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.
Ukrainian, Iurii Samoilov, is one of the most exciting young baritones of today. Despite his youth, he has already appeared at Metropolitan Opera, Semperoper Dresden, Salzburg Festival,
Teatro Real Madrid, Dutch National Opera,
Bolshoi Theatre, Macerata Opera Festival,
Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Oper Frankfurt,
Michigan Opera, Rossini Opera Festival,
Brucknerhaus Linz, Concertgebouw,
Royal Albert Hall and Alte Oper Frankfurt