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Dimitry Ivashchenko

Dimitry Ivashchenko

Dimitry Ivashchenko was highly acclaimed by the public and press alike for his appearance as Philippe in the original French version of Don Carlos in Darmstadt as well as for his performance as Kaspar in Der Freischütz at the Baden-Baden Festival under Thomas Hengelbrock. Despite his young age, the Russian bass got also great acclaim for his impressive portrayal of Gurnemanz in Parsifal and of Méphistophélès in Gounod’s Faust.

Ivashchenko was born in Russia and is a graduate of the Glinka Conservatory in Novosibirsk. After moving to Germany, he completed his studies at the College of Music in Karlsruhe.

During the 2017/18 season, he starred as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte at the Theater an der Wien and at the Festival of Aix-en-Provence 2018, and as Rocco in a series of concert performances of Leonore under René Jacobs in Vienna, Brussels, Amsterdam, Athens, Baden-Baden, Cologne and Paris. Furthermore, he took on the roles of Hunding in Valkyrie and Escamillo in Carmen in Toulouse. He also appeared in Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, in Rachmaninov’s The Bells with the Orchestra di Santa Cecilia di Roma, as well as in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra under Phillippe Jordan.

During the 2018/19 season, he will perform as Sarastro in guest performances of the Komische Oper Berlin in New York and at the Edinburgh Festival as well as in a new production of Die Zauberflöte at the Dutch National Opera. He will also take on the roles of Enrico VIII in Anna Bolena at the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, Kecal in The Bartered Bride at the Dresden State Opera and Konchak in Prince Igor at the Opéra de Paris-Bastille. Furthermore, he will appear in performances of Mahler’s 8th Symphony with the Munich Philharmonic under Valery Gergiev, as well as Shostakovich’s 14th Symphony with the Dresden Philharmonic under Michael Sanderling and with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg under Marko Letonja.