Vladislav Sulimski


Vladislav Sulimski (c) Maria Torshina

In 2002, baritone Vladislav Sulimski won first prize at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition in St Petersburg. Two years later he became a soloist at the Mariinsky theatre, where he sings many critically acclaimed parts, including the title roles in Eugene Onegin and Gianni Schicchi, and roles such as Rodrigo, Don Carlo; Andre Bolkonsky, War and Peace and Ford, Falstaff. There he also performed alongside such names as Natalie Dessay and Anna Netrebko, with whom he toured Europe in Iolanta. Notable awards include second prize at the International Elena Obraztsova Competition in Moscow in 2006, first prize at the International Giacomo Lauri-Volpi Competition in Italy, and a Grammy Award Nomination for his recording ofThe Nose by Shostakovich with Valery Gergiev in 2009. On the international stage he made his 2012 Swedish opera debut at the Malmö Opera in Luisa Miller (Verdi), returning to sing Onegin under Michail Jurowski, and appearing at the Stockholm Royal Opera as Renato, Un ballo in maschera. In Europe he sang Posa, Don Carlo, at the Baden-Baden Festival, Prince Krljatew in Tchaikovsky’s Charodeyka at the Theater an der Wien and made his Swiss debut at the Basel theatre in the title role of Macbeth. Last summer saw his Edinburgh International Festival debut singing Alberich, Das Rheingold. This season is marked by performances as Tomsky, Pique Dame, at Stuttgart, Mazeppa at the Oviedo Opera, Rigoletto at the Sankt Margarethen Opera Festival and Germont, La Traviata, in Dallas, alongside his many performances at the Mariinsky Theatre, the Bolshoi and the White Nights Festival. This summer sees his debut at the Salzburg Festival in a new production of Pique Dame.