Ivo Stanchev  Bass


In summer 2021 bass Ivo Stanchev portrays JAKOPO LOREDANO in Verdi’s “I Due Foscari” at the Heidenheim Festival. His engagements as RAIMONDO in “Lucia” at the Munster Theatre and FILIPO in “Don Carlo at the Heidelberg Theatre in the season 2020/2021 were cancelled because of the COVID19 pandemic. His debuts as ZACCARIA in “Nabucco” at the Prague State Opera and BORIS GODUNOV at the Innsbruck Municipal Theatre, as well as his concerts in memoriam of Brigitte Nilsson in Sweden were postponed.
He will perform COLLINE in “La Bohème” at the Glyndebourne Festival, SURIN in “Pique Dame” and the POLICE INSPECTOR in “Lady Macbeth” at the Gran Teatre del Liceu.

In the season 2019/20 Ivo Stanchev made his debut as the OLD HEBREW in “Samson and Dalila” at the Rhine Opera Düsseldorf-Duisburg. With the National Radio Symphony Orchestra Madrid he sang IVAN LE TERRIBLE by Sergej Profovieff 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 SEXTON in “Tosca” and LUTHER and CRESPEL in “The Tales of Hoffmann”.

Before, Ivo Stanchev was BASILIO in „Il barbiere di Siviglia“ at the Opéra 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 sang RAMFIS in “Aida” at the Teatro Principal de Palma de Mallorca, LEONE in “Attila” in concert performances at the Gran Teatre de 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 succeeded as PASCUAL in the Spanish opera “Marina” by Emilio Arrieta. On his interpretation of SALIERI in Rimsky Korsakov‘s opera „Mozart und Salieri“ the press commented enthusiastically:

“Ivo Stánchev builds an expressive Salieri: weighed, reflexive and tormented in a credible way. Vocally he exhibits a line of great refinement, with a wide and polished vocal range grounded on a subtle low register, which he displays with controlled power and a fleshy and surround colour. Without a doubt, he gave the most believable character and musically the most interesting.”

After his degree at the Music Accademy Pantscho Vladigerov in Sofia , he attended master classes with Vladimir Galousine, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Teresa Berganza and Deborah Polaski.
At first, he sang concerts with sacral orthodox music in Germany, Austria and France. His first operatic performances include DOCTOR GRENVIL in “La Traviata” and RAIMONDO in “Lucia di Lammermoor” in concerts at the Royal Palace La Granja de San Ildefonso (Spain).

In Salamanca he made his debut as IL RE in “Aida”, as SIMONE in “Gianni Schicchi” at the Calvià Opera Festival in Palma de Mallorca and as STEPÁN in Mussorgski’s “The Marriage” at the Teatro Real Madrid. Here, he also appeared in “Der Rosenkavalier” with Mo. Jeffrey Tate, in concert performances of “Roberto Devereux” next to Edita Gruberova and Josep Bros and in Britten’s “Death in Venice” under the baton of Alejo Pérez. He made his debut in Italy in the opera “Ero e Leandro” by Bottesini in Crema.


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
Theater Hagen - Les Contes d´Hoffmann - LUTHER
Theater Hagen - Les Contes d´Hoffmann - CRESPEL
Theater Hagen - Cardillac - GOLDHÄNDLER