In 2022 Ivo Stanchev made his debut as COLLINE in “La Bohème” at the Glyndebourne Festival and returns here as the COMMENDATORE in “Don Giovanni” in 2023. In the season 23/24 the bass sings also his first ZACCARIA in a new production of “Nabucco” at the Prague National Opera and the POPE in “Lady Macbeth of Menszk” at the Opera House Leipzig.
Lately, he portrayed SURIN in “Pique Dame” at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona. At the beginning of 2023 he succeeded with the Orchestre National de France in concerts of IVAN LE TERRIBLE at a.o. the Philharmonie de Paris. As JORG in “Stiffelio” he could be seen at the Aachen Theatre and earned huge success with his debut as BORIS GODUNOV at the Innsbruck Theatre.
From 2018 to 2021 he was FERRANDO in “Il TRovatore” at the Heidenheim Festival, TIMUR at the Aachen Theatre, the OLD HEBREW in “Samson and Delilah”at the Rheinoper Düsseldorf-Duisburg. He sang Prokofief’s IVAN LE TERRIBLE with the National Radio Symphony Orchestra Madrid and at the Bolshoi Theatre in Minsk he performed in a gala opera concert. At the Hagen Theatre he was the GOLD DEALER in “Cardillac”, the SACRISTAN in “Tosca” and LUTHER and CRESPEL in “The Tales of Hoffmann”.
He was BASILIO in “Il barbiere di Siviglia” at the Opéra de Toulon, SPECTRO in “Hamlet” at the Gran Teatre de Liceu Barcelona, TOM in “Un ballo in maschera” (Daniel Oren conducting) at the Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, IL FRATE at the Mannheim National Theatre and TIMUR in “Turandot” at the International Music Festival Gut Immling.
He portrayed RAMFIS in “Aida” at the Teatro Principal Palma de Mallorca, LEONE in “Attila” in concerts at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, ZABULÓN in “La dogaresa” and CANO in “Juan José” under the musical direction of Miguel Gómez Martinez at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid. Here, he also enthralled as PASCUAL in the Spanish opera “Marina” by Emilio Arrieta genauso and as SALIERI in Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera “Mozart and Salieri”.
After his studies at the Music Academy ‚Pantscho Vladigerov‘ in Sofia he attended master classes with Vladimir Galousine, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Teresa Berganza and Deborah Polaski.
First, he sang concerts with orthodox sacred music in Germany, Austria and France.
His first opera performances included DOCTOR GRENVIL in” La Traviata” and RAIMONDO in “Lucia di Lammermoor” i concerts in the Royal Palace in La Granja de San Ildefonso (Spain).
In Salamanca he made his debut as IL RE in “Aida”. He was SIMONE in “Gianni Schicchi” at the Opera Festival in Calviá in Palma de Mallorca and STEPÁN in Mussorgsky's “The Wedding” at the Teatro Real Madrid, where he could also be admired in “Der Rosenkavalier” under the musical direction of Jeffrey Tate, in concerts of Roberto Devereux together with Edita Gruberova and Josep Bros and in Britten’s “Death in Venice” under the musical direction of Alejo Pérez.
He made his debut in Italy in Bottesini’s opera “Ero e Leandro” in Crema.