Iolanta & Francesca da Rimini

Iolanta | Francesca da Rimini

IOLANTA
Lyric opera in one act (1892)
Music by Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowski
Libretto by Modest Iljitsch Tschaikowski

FRANCESCA DA RIMINI
Opera in two scenen with prologue und epilogue (1906)
Music by Sergei Rachmaninow
Libretto by Modest Iljitsch Tschaikowski based on Dantes Inferno

cast

actor role
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Director Stephen Lawless
Set design Benoît Dugardyn
Costume design Jorge Jara
Choreographer Lynne Hockney
Light design Patricia Collins
Iolanta Olga Mykytenko
King René Dmitry Belosselsky
Robert Dalibor Jenis
Godefroy de Vaudémont Saimir Pirgu
Ibn-Hakia Elchin Azizov
Alméric Ladislav Elgr
Bertrand Vladimir Baykov
Martha Svetlana Shilova
Brigitta Rinnat Moriah
Laura Victoria Yarovaya
Mathilda (Tänzerin) Barbora Kohoutková
Francesca da Rimini .
Dante Ladislav Elgr
Vergil´s ghost Vladimir Baykov
Francesca Olga Mykytenko
Lanceotto Malatesta Dmitry Belosselsky
Paolo Saimir Pirgu
Orchestra ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien
Chorus Arnold Schoenberg Choir
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Dmitry Belosselsky

Lanceotto Malatesta

Russian bass, Dmitry Belosselsky, graduated from the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music in Moscow. In 2007 he won the second prize at the XIII International Tchaikovsky Competition.

Since 2010 Dmitry is a soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre. He has performed Zaccaria in Nabucco, King Rene in Iolanta, Escamillo in Carmen, Gremin in Eugene Onegin, Malyuta Skuratov in Tsar’s Bride and Lanceotto in Francesca da Rimini, to name but a few. This season Dmitry has sung the title role in Boris Godunov at the historical stage.

Outside the Bolshoi Theatre he has appeared on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera (Zaccaria in Nabucco); the Opera di Roma (Zaccaria in Nabucco) and the Salzburger Festpiele (Banquo in Macbeth) conducted by Ricardo Muti; Korean National Opera (Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra) conducted by Myung-Whun Chung; Macau International Music Festival (Ferrando in Il Trovatore), etc.

Dmitry has worked with conductors such as Ricardo Muti, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Jan Latham Koenig, Ion Marin, Thomas Zanderling, Mikhail Pletnev and Jesus Lopes Kobos.
The future engagements outside the Bolshoi Theatre will include King Rene in Iolanta, Lanceotto Malatesta in Francesca da Rimini as well as the title role in Attila at the Theater an der Wien, Prince of Galich in Prince Igor at the Zurich Opernhaus, Ferrando in Il Trovatore at the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto, Zaccaria in Nabucco at La Scala, Filippo II in Don Carlo at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (with Zubin Mehta), Ramfis in Aida and Da Silva in Ernani at the Metropolitan Opera, Oroveso in Norma at the Washington National Opera, Sparafucile in Rigoletto at the Houston Grand Opera Association, and others.