Evgeny Nikitin will sing the Dutchman in all performances of the Met’s new production of Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer, replacing Sir Bryn Terfel, who withdraw last week due to ankle surgery.
Bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin has previously sung the Dutchman at St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre and in Baden-Baden, Madrid, Toronto, Paris, Leipzig and Tokyo. At the Met, he performed in this season’s New Year’s Eve Gala and has sung Gunther in Götterdämmerung, Klingsor in Parsifal, Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde, Rangoni in Boris Godunov, Orest in Elektra, Pogner in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Colline in La Bohème, Fasolt in Das Rheingold, and Dolokhov in War and Peace, among other roles. At the Mariinsky Theatre, his roles have included Wotan in the Ring cycle, Scarpia in Tosca, Jochanaan in Salome, Philip II in Don Carlo, the title role Don Giovanni, and Ruslan in Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmila, among many others.
Evgeny Nikitin had received singer of the year of Russian opera award, CASTA DIVA 2019!