Ivo Stanchev  Bass


In 2022 Ivo Stanchev makes his debut as COLLINE in “La Bohème” at the Glyndebourne Festival. He is SURIN in “Pique Dame” and the POLICE OFFICER in “Lady Macbeth” at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona. He also debuts as BORIS GODUNOV at the Innsbruck Theatre.

In summer 2021 he sang FERRANDO in “IL Trovatore” at the Heidenheim Festival.

He sang his first ZACCARIA in “Nabucco” and OROVESO in “Norma” in opera concerts at Castle Königs Wusterhausen. At the Aacgen Theatre, he could be seen as TIMUR.

In summer 2021 bass Ivo Stanchev portrays FERRANDO in “Il Trovatore” and in 2022 JAKOPO LOREDANO in Verdi’s “I Due Foscari” at the Heidenheim Festival.

His engagements as RAIMONDO in “Lucia” at the Munster Theatre and as FILIPO in “Don Carlo” at the Heidelberg Theatre in the season 2020/2021 were cancelled because of the COVID 19 pandemic. His debuts as ZACCARIA in “Nabucco” at the Prague State Opera and BORIS GODUNOV at the Innsbruck Theatre, as well as his concerts in memoriam of Brigitte Nilsson in Sweden were postponed.

In the season 2019/20 Ivo Stanchev made his debut as the OLD HEBREW in “Samson and Dalila” at the Rheinoper 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 SACRISTAN in “Tosca” and LUTHER and CRESPEL in “The Tales of Hoffmann”.

Before, 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.


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