Ivo Stanchev  Bass


In 2022 Ivo Stanchev made his debut as COLLINE in “La Bohème” at the Glyndebourne Festival and will return here in 2023 as the COMMENDATORE in “Don Giovanni”.
Recently, 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. In the season 2022/23 he sings JORG in “Stiffelio” at the Aachen Theatre and makes his debut as BORIS GODUNOW at the Innsbruck Theatre.

Before, he was FERRANDO in “Il Trovatore” at the Heidenheim Festival and sang his first ZACCARIA In “Nabucco” and OROVESE in “Norma” in opera concerts at Castle Königs Wusterhausen.
From 2018 to 2020 he could be seen at the Aachen Theatre as TIMUR, at the Rheinoper Düsseldorf-Duisburg , as the OLD HEBREW in “Samson and Delilah”, and as Prokofief’s IVAN LE TERRIBLE with the National Radio Symphony Orchestra Madrid. At the Bolshoi Theatre in Minsk he performed in a gala opera concert and 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.

In the season 20/21 his engagements as RAIMONDO in “Lucia” at the Munster Theater, FILIPO in “Don Carlo” at the Heidelberg Theater were canceled due to the COVID19 pandemic. His debuts as ZACCARIA in “Nabucco” at the Prague State Opera and BORIS GODUNOV at the Innsbruck Theater, as well as concerts in memoriam of Brigitte Nilsson in Sweden were postponed.

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” in 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.


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.
Aachener Zeitung
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.
Opera Wire
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.
London Unattached
Bulgarian bass Ivo Stanchev sang the role of Colline with a delicious warmth.
the arts desk
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.
Der Opernfreund
Ivo Stánchev impresses as the gold dealer with his powerful bass voice.
Online Musik Magazin
Nationaltheater Mannheim – Don Carlo – IL FRATE
Impressive, cultivated was the third black voice during the short monk passages (Ivo Stanchev).
Online Merker
Glyndebourne Festival – La Boheme - COLLINE
Theater Hagen - Les Contes d´Hoffmann - LUTHER
Theater Hagen - Les Contes d´Hoffmann - CRESPEL
Theater Hagen - Cardillac - GOLDHÄNDLER