Vladimir Stoyanov has gained international recognition for his interpretative skills and musical talents as one of the leading baritone in the nowadays opera scene. He has already beaten the boards of the world leading theatres such as Covent Garden in London, Teatro Real Madrid, Opéra de Paris, Wiener Staatsoper, Liceu de Barcelona, Bayerische Staatsoper of Munich, Deutsche Oper and Staatsoper Berlin, San Francisco Opera, New National Theatre Tokyo, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. He works with some of the most prestigious conductors, including Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Daniel Oren, Riccardo Muti, Antonio Pappano, Myung-Whun Chung, Nello Santi, Gianluigi Gelmetti.
Bulgarian, Stoyanov was born in Pernik and he graduated from the National Music Academy “Pancho Vladigerov” in Sofia, then a grant gave him the chance to study in Rome, at the Bulgarian Academy for Arts “Boris Christov”, under the guidance of the bass Nicola Ghiuselev, who has been fundamental for his artistic growth. In Italy he studied also at the Accademia della Scala in Milan. Following three successful seasons with the Plovdiv Opera House, since 1999 he has been an independent soloist.
In 1996 was his Sofian debut in Don Carlos. His first appearance in Italy was two years later at Teatro San Carlo di Napoli in Macbeth. Since then he has begun a tremendous career that brought him in the leading opera houses of the world: Teatro alla Scala Milan (La forza del destino, La Traviata), Staatsoper Berlin (Macbeth, La traviata, L’elisir d’amore, La bohème), Wiener Staatsoper (La traviata), Deutsche Oper Berlin (Lucia di Lammermoor), Opernhaus Zurich (Rimskij-Korsakov’s La sposa dello Zar, Mussorskij’s Boris Godunov, Un ballo in maschera, Massenet’s Le Cid, Don Carlos and La traviata).
In 2008 he had his debut at Metropolitan Opera in New York with The queen of spades and Lucia di Lammermoor.
In recent years some successes of his have been La Traviata at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Staatsoper Berlin, Arena di Verona, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Rigoletto at Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, La forza del destino at New Israeli Opera Tel Aviv and at Teatro Regio in Parma, Don Carlos at Teatro Regio in Parma, Opéra de Paris and Gran Teatre de Liceu in Barcelona, Madama Butterfly at Teatro Real Madrid, I Vespri siciliani and I masnadieri at ABAO Bilbao, Nabucco at NCPA Beijing, Otello (Jago) at New National Theatre in Tokyo, Un ballo in maschera at Teatro La Fenice di Venezia.
LATEST PERFORMANCES: La traviata in Cagliari; Ernani at Festival Verdi Parma; Falstaff in Piacenza and Modena Il pirata at Teatro Real Madrid; La Traviata at La Fenice in Venice; I due Foscari (role debut) at Festival Verdi in Parma; Rigoletto at Bregenz Festival and at Palau de les Arts de Valencia; new production of Otello in Baden Baden staged by Robert Wilson conducted by Zubin Mehta with Berliner Philharmoniker; Un ballo in maschera at Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow; The queen of spades at ROH Covent Garden London conducted by Antonio Pappano; Attila and Macbeth at Festival Verdi Parma.
FORTHCOMING PROJECTS: Ernani at Opera Australia; Rigoletto at Bregenz Festival; Il trovatore at Los Angeles Opera; La traviata at ROH Covent Garden London.