Sunday, October 8, 2017

Introducing Ilya Kutyukhin: Guglielmo in Glyndebourne's Cosi

Ilya Kutyukhin with Rachel Kelly and Kirsten MacKinnon
When we noticed Ilya Kutyukhin as Guglielmo in Glyndebourne's current run of Mozart's Così fan tutte, we couldn't believe that he'd never appeared on our site. The performances are his debut with the company.

Born in Pyatigorsk, Russia, Kutyukhin is currently a member of the Young Singers Project at The Salzburg Festival. From 2014 to June of this year, he was a member of the Young Artist Program at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. 

During the 2015-16 season, he made his Bolshoi Theatre debut as Moralès in Bizet's Carmen and subsequently appeared as Shchelkalov in Mussorsky's Boris Godunov.

He'll be touring Così fan tutte through November 30th, with stops in Lewes, Surrey, Norwich, Woking, Milton Keynes and Plymouth. He's joined in the cast by Bogdan Volkov as Ferrando, José Fardilha as Don Alfonso, Kirsten MacKinnon as Fiordiligi, Rachel Kelly as Dorabella and Ana Quintans as Despina. Tickets are available online.   

The 2018 Barihunks Calendar
Our 2018 Barihunks Calendar, which includes 20 of opera's sexiest men is now available for purchase HERE. In response to reader demand, we've also added a Barihunks Photo Book this year, which includes additional photos that don't appear in the calendar. You can purchase that HERE. The New Year is approaching faster than you think!


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