Biography

Young Vladimir with Nikola Ghiuselev (in the center) in “Don Carlo” di G. Verdi

Praised by the New York Times for his “warm, attractive voice” and by Opera News for his “gorgeous legato sound and remarkable breath control”, Vladimir Stoyanov has gained international recognition as one of the leading baritone in the nowadays opera scene. Theatres and festivals he has appeared at include the Opéra de Paris, Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala, Metropolitan New York, Teatro Real de Madrid, Liceu de Barcelona, Bayerische Staatsoper of Munich, Deutsche Oper and Staatsoper Berlin, San Francisco Opera, New National Theatre Tokyo, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and the Arena of Verona and many others.

Here are some of his more frequented roles: Rigoletto (ROH Muscat, NCPA Beijing, Terme di Caracalla Rome, Maggio Musicale fiorentino Florence, Teatro Comunale Bologna) Iago in Otello (New National Theatre of Tokyo, Royal Opera of Stockholm, Arena di Verona-Philharmonic Theatre) Macbeth (San Carlo in Naples, Festival Verdi Parma, Berlin State Opera, ABAO Bilbao)  Giorgio Germont in La traviata (la Scala Milan, Wien State Opera, San Carlo in Naples, Bavarian State Opera, Arena di Verona, Hamburg State Opera, San Francisco Opera) Marquise Posa (Verdi Festival Parma, Zurich Opera House, Bunka Kaikan Tokyo) Don Carlo di Vargas in La forza del destino (Paris Opèra, Israeli Opera, Liceu de Barcelona) Renato in Un ballo in maschera  (La Fenice Venice, Zurich Opera House, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Teatro Regio Parma) Ezio in Attila (Hungarian State Opera Budapest, Festival Verdi Parma) Prince Yeletsky in the Queen of Spades (Metropolitan New York, Dutch National Opera Amsterdam) Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor (Metropolitan of New York, Palau des les Artes of Valencia, Deutch Opera of Berlin).

Vladimir Stoyanov was born in Pernik (Bulgaria). He studied singing at The Academy of Music of Sofia, and he later perfected himself at the Academy Boris Christoff at Rome under the guidance of famous opera singer Nicola Ghiuselev, who was his mentor and source of inspiration in his youth years. His soft and extended baritone voice, and his natural talent for singing legato and drama accent, led him to the Belcanto repertoire with particular attention to Verdi’s repertoire. In 1998 he made his debut at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples (Italy) in the title role of Verdi’s Macbeth. This successful Italian debut quickly led to engagements at the major opera houses around the world. Vladimir Stoyanov has worked with some of the most prestigious conductors, including Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Daniel Oren, Nello Santi, Myung-Whun Chung and Gianluigi Gelmetti.

Vladimir Stoyanov as Renato in “Un ballo in maschera” by G.Verdi credits Ricci