Biography

Vladislav Sulimsky

Current as of July 2023

The Belarusian-born baritone Vladislav Sulimsky is one of the leading interpreters of the Verdi baritone roles. In the 2022/23 season he returned to the Berlin State Opera as Count di Luna (Il trovatore) and made his debut at the Leipzig Opera as Iago (Otello).
Other recent engagements include the title role of Mazeppa in Baden-Baden and Berlin with the Berlin Philharmonic under Kirill Petrenko and at the Ópera de Oviedo, Tomsky (The Queen of Spades) in Baden-Baden and at the Stuttgart State Opera, Rigoletto at the St Margarethen Opera Festival, at the Hessian State Theatre of Wiesbaden and at the Royal Opera House Muscat, Giorgio Germont (La traviata) at the Dallas Opera, Malatesta in Rachmaninoff’s Francesca da Rimini at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Iago at the Vienna State Opera. In 2018 he made his Salzburg Festival debut as Tomsky in a new production of The Queen of Spades.
In 2012 he appeared at Malmö Opera as Miller in a production of Luisa Miller subsequently released on DVD. Other past appearances include Posa (Don Carlo) in Baden-Baden, Renato (Un ballo in maschera) at the Royal Swedish Opera, Prince Kurlyatev in Tchaikovsky’s The Enchantress at the Theater an der Wien, the title role of Eugene Onegin in Malmö and Macbeth and Don Carlo di Vargas (La forza del destino) at Theater Basel. He made his debut at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2016 as Alberich (Das Rheingold).
In 2002 Vladislav Sulimsky won first prize at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition in St Petersburg, and was subsequently engaged by the Mariinsky Theatre; he has since made regular successful appearances for the Mariinsky in roles such as Eugene Onegin, Simon Boccanegra, Macbeth, Rigoletto and Gianni Schicchi.
In 2006 he received the second prize at the Elena Obraztsova International Competition, and in 2010 he won first prize at the International Giacomo Lauri-Volpi Competition. Vladislav Sulimsky appeared as Platon Kusmich Kovalyov on a Grammy-nominated recording of Shostakovich’s The Nose conducted by Valery Gergiev.

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