|Prague State Opera – Nabucco - ZACCARIA
|The character Zaccaria, sung singing by the Bulgarian bass Ivo Stanchev with constant sound quality and with a delightful timbre throughout the entire performance, plays an important role. His bass voice was probably the best male voice in the Nabucco opera.
|Glyndbourne Festival – Don Giovanni – COMMENDATORE
|The Commendatore is a great operatic bass role and Ivo Stanchev has the rich mahogany tones and power to make the most of it. The entrance given for him at the end of the opera is however a little pedestrian after the big the big build-up. The graveside statue of The Commendatore (in the hotel’s fairy-lit garden) has spoken, Stanchev offstage, and Giovanni has brazened it out and invited it to dinner. Dinner comes against the background of a thunderstorm and Leporello and Elvira, who has come to save him, are terrified at the approaching titanic statue crossing the garden. But Stanchev just walks in. Nevertheless, Stabchev makes an impression with his voice, rich and resonant, it puts over all the authority of the dead Commendatore. Ferma un po’! Stop a while, he commands, before giving him one last chance to repent.
|Bulgarian Bass Ivo Stanchev as The Commendatore produces a suitably, doom-laden voice for Giovanni’s spectral nemesis.
|Ivo Stanchev makes a worthy Commendatore.
|Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck – Boris Godunow - BORIS GODUNOW
|Ivo Stanchev is a youthful Boris, who paints his part in sonorous, dark grey and who can do in his play without any false expressiveness.
|OPERNWELT 5/23, Markus Thiel
|In the title role was Bulgarian bass Ivo Stanchev. Although there have been rougher, wilder, more animated vocal characterizations that have brilliantly brought out Boris’ vicious and dominating personality, Stanchev’s more refined approach was no less convincing. He possesses a warm, attractive, versatile voice, which he used to create a multi-layered character. In the early scenes, he presented Boris as calm, cool and controlled, but with a dark undercurrent, which, in the latter scenes, he imbued with an increasingly violent emotional intensity. The contrasts made his dissent into madness very real, very believable and his suffering and isolation became painfully honest. Nothing was overstated. Likewise, his acting was finely crafted to develop his character. His confidence and strong physical presence allowed him to dominate.
|The Bulgarian bass singer Ivo Stanchev convincingly portrays the title role. His Boris Godunow is at the same time human and ruler, ruthless and marked by madness. His vocal perfection in tonal design and reproduction are simply astounding.
|What is needed in order to work it out, are singers of charisma. And the Innsbruck Theatre does have such artists. Starting with the youthful Ivo Stanchev, who paints the title role into deep grey.
|Although the cast is truly extensive, the title hero clearly portrays the central role. And by engaging the Bulgarian-born bass singer Ivo Stanchev, the Innsbruck Theatre has succeeded in pulling off another masterstroke. A young singer with a wonderful , perfectly trained voice, who also succeeded in constantly making a present impression as a stage personality. The name of this singer should be noted!
|Conductor Oliver von Dohnányi put his entire heart in his interpretation and spared no Pathos. The same can be said of the heavily tasked choir and the 14 soloists, above all the Bulgarian bass singer Ivo Stanchev in the title role…
|Philharmonie de Paris – IVAN LE TERRIBLE
|...Ivo Stanchev convinces in the popular „Oath of the Oprichniki“ with his engagement on stage and the quality of his bass voice.
|Theater Aachen – Stiffelio – JORG
|...the extremely respectable singer soloists landlord Stankar (Benjamin Bevan) and the old preacher Jorg (Ivo Stanchev) show profile.
|Glyndebourne Festival – La Boheme - COLLINE
|Ivo Stanchev’s Colline offered a tender song to his coat, finding subtle shades and human warmth in his short spotlight moment.
|Bulgarian bass Ivo Stanchev as Colline brings a delicious tragi-comic sensibility and plangent tone to his aria ‘Vecchia zimarra, senti’ in which he bids farewell to his old coat that has served him so well before it is sold to fund help for the ailing Mimi.
|Bulgarian bass Ivo Stanchev sang the role of Colline with a delicious warmth.
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|Gran Teatre del Liceu – Pique Dame - SURIN
|Bass Ivo Stanchev as Surin with arcuate, rich, dark, vocally decisive sound.
|Theater Hagen – Cardillac - GOLDHÄNLDER
|The imposing power of Ivo Stánchev’s bass voice, who sings the gold dealer, literally pushes one in one’s chair.
|Ivo Stánchev impresses as the gold dealer with his powerful bass voice.
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|Nationaltheater Mannheim – Don Carlo – IL FRATE
|Impressive, cultivated was the third black voice during the short monk passages (Ivo Stanchev).