Premiere of Rossini’s opera “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” on the New stage of Bolshoi theatre. Press review

On the 3rd of November the long-awaited premiere of Rossini’s ” Il Barbiere di Siviglia”  in a new production by a stage director Evgeny Pisarev  and music director  Pier Giorgio Morandi  took  place on the New stage of Bolshoi Theater of Russia . It was the 1st premiere performance of this year for Bolshoi theatre and for Dmitry Ulyanov either. A huge international team worked on this performance, and the result was fantastic-the performance turned out to be bright and airy-fairy! Among the leading actors are Hulkar Sabirova, Andrzej Filonczyk, Bogdan Mihai, Giovanni Romeo.

On November 3, 6 and 8 theatre-goers were able to enjoy performances with  Dmitry Ulyanov in the bouffe role of music teacher Don Basilio. And you can find out more in the press review below.

Soon you will be able to see some photos from the perfomance (a few of them you can already see here).

The next perfomances will be held in April, but Dmitry won’t be able to take part in them. Follow the announcements on our website!

Don Basilio – Dmitry Ulyanov, Bartolo – Giovanni Romeo,
scene from Rossini’s opera ” Il Barbiere di Siviglia”
on the New stage of Bolshoi theatre. November 2018

” Beautiful and powerful voice of bass Dmitry Ulyanov helped him to perform the role of Basilio very bright , with a lot of meaningfulness. Fine acting and the whole ensemble draw you into the lives the opera recounts.”


– Ludmila Krasnova (, 06.11.2018)


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“The Opera is full of bright characters and vocal hits, which brought fame to more than one generation of actors. However, in the production of the Bolshoi there is only one work, really worthy of the first theater of the country — Basilio performed by the leading singer of MAMT and guest soloist of the Bolshoi theatre Dmitry Ulyanov. Singing and acting his colorful music teacher he was standin head and shoulders above   more significant colleagues in the action.”


– Svetlana Naborshikova (Izvestiya, , 06.11.2018)


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« Figaro (Andrzej Filonczyk) and Don Basilio (Dmitry Ulyanov) graced the show with colorful singing and played all suggested doo-dads with verve.»


– Maya Krilova (Revizor, 05.11.2018)


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«Dmitry Ulyanov in the role of Basilio creates the expectedly spectacular alternative to high voices and simply have fun while acting»


– Julia Bederova (Kommersant  №203, 06.11.2018)


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«Among colleagues the best were Italian bass Giovanni Romeo (Bartolo) and especially bass Dmitry Ulyanov from Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre who performed the role of Basilio. He brilliantly performed the main Opera  hit –  aria “Slander”  and was the only one who got the ovation.»


– Maria Babalova (Russian paper, Federal publication №7711(248), 05.11.2018


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Aria “Slander”. Dmitry Ulyanov as Don Basilio