Since 2004, baritone Vladislav Sulimsky is a member of the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg where he has sung countless parts, including the title roles in Eugen Onegin and Gianni Schicchi, Ibn-Hakia (Iolanta), Kovalev (The Nose), Rodrigo (Don Carlo), Silvio (Pagliacci), Andrei Bolkonsky (War and Peace), Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Giorgio Germont (La Traviata), Renato (Un ballo in maschera) and Ford (Falstaff).
In 2010 Sulimsky sang Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor) at the Mariinsky alongside Nathalie Dessay and Belcore in L’elisir d´amore with Anna Netrebko as Adina. His roles at the Mariinsky during the following season included Giorgio Germont (La Traviata) and Robert in Iolanta. A frequent guest at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, he has performed Prince Kurlyatev in Enchantress by Tchaikovsky and his parade title role Eugen Onegin. Also in 2012, he performed Ezio in Attila at the Mikkeli Festival in Finland under the baton of Valery Gergiev.
The last few years have been very busy for the Belarussian baritone. In autumn 2012, Sulimsky made his Swedish opera debut at Malmö Opera as Miller in Verdi's Luisa Miller, followed by Renato in Un ballo in maschera at the Stockholm Royal Opera. Sulimsky completed the season with a long European tour singing Ibn-Hakia alongside Anna Netrebko in Iolanta. He continued his collaboration with Anna Netrebko as Count Luna in Il Trovatore at Mariinsky Theatre and performed Posa in Don Carlo at the Baden-Baden Festival, again under the baton of Valery Gergiev.
Vladislav Sulimsky was recently called to sing Prince Kurljatew in Tchaikovsky’s Charodeyka (Enchantress) in a Christof Loy production at the Theater an der Wien, Marcello in La Bohéme in Helsinki and Ibn-Hakia in Iolanta in Dallas. His Eugen Onegin at Malmö Opera under the baton of Michail Jurowski in 2015 was followed by his Swiss debut at the Basel theatre in the title role of Macbeth.
In the upcoming seasons one can experience Sulimsky as Tomsky (Pique Dame) at the Stuttgart opera, Mazepa at the Oviedo Opera, Rigoletto at the Sankt Margarethen Opera Festival and Germont (La Traviata) in Dallas, to mention only a few. He will also make his debut at the Wiesbaden May Festival in the role of Renato (Un ballo in maschera) in 2018.
Sulimsky’s strong baritone and fantastic capturing of the duality he’s discussing quickly reveals why he’s been called for a second European tour of the role in 2015, and why he seems to be making waves in Europe with other Tchaikovsky roles.
Opera Pulse, David Weuste
With a dignified presence and substantive, polished baritone, Vladislav Sulimsky is deeply sympathetic as the Moorish physician Ibn-Hakia.
Dallas News: Scott Cantrell
My favorite male cast members on stage were baritone Vladislav Sulimsky as the strangely religious doctor and bass Mikhail Kolelishvili as Iolanta’s father, King René. Both possess incredibly rich voices, and the music Tchaikovsky writes for them is beautiful. The rest of the cast provides these characters with solid dramatic support and lovely singing.
D Magazine, Catherine Womak