Vladimir Stoyanov has gained international recognition for his interpretative skills and musical talents as one of the leading baritones in the opera scenes today. He is a regular guest in theatres such as Opéra de Paris, Wiener Staatsoper, Covent Garden in London, 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. He works with some of the most prestigious conductors, including Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Daniel Oren, Nello Santi, Riccardo Muti, Myung-Whun Chung, Gianluigi Gelmetti.
As a Bulgarian, Stoyanov was born in Pernik and he graduated from the National Music Academy "Pancho Vladigerov" in Sofia, then he was granted 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 become an independent soloist.
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. He made his company debut at La Scala in La forza del destino, La Traviata at Teatro Regio di Parma, Massenet’s Le roi de Lahore for his debut at La Fenice di Venezia, Glinka’s Una vita per lo zar the debut at Opernhaus of Zurich, The Consul by Menotti at Teatro Regio di Torino. In 2008 he had his debut at Metropolitan Opera in New York with Pikovaya dama and Lucia di Lammermoor.
Some of his successful productions in recent years include La Traviata at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Staatsoper Berlin, Arena di Verona, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Boris Godunov at Teatro alla Scala, 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 at ABAO Bilbao, Nabucco at NCPA Beijing, Otello (Jago) at New National Theatre in Tokyo.
LATEST PERFORMANCES: Rigoletto at Palau de les Arts de Valencia; Otello in Baden Baden, new production staged by Robert Wilson with Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Zubin Mehta; Rigoletto in Seoul; Un ballo in maschera at Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow; Pikovaia Dama (Prince Eleckij) at ROH Covent Garden London, conducted by Antonio Pappano; Attila (Ezio) and Macbeth (title role) at Festival Verdi in Parma; Andrea Chénier (Gerard, role debut) in Lajatico; Rigoletto in Sofia; Un ballo in maschera (Renato) at Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow; La Traviata in Naples and in Salerno; Otello at Teatro Filarmonico in Verona; Un ballo in maschera at Teatro La Fenice in Venice (conductor Myung-Whun Chung); I masnadieri (Francesco) at ABAO Bilbao.
FORTHCOMING PROJECTS: Rigoletto at Bregenz Festival; I due Foscari (Francesco Foscari) at Festival Verdi in Parma; La Traviata at La Fenice in Venice; Il pirata (Ernesto) at Teatro Real Madrid; Falstaff (Ford) in Piacenza, Modena and Reggio Emilia; Rigoletto at Wien Volksoper; Attila in Melbourne; La traviata at Festival Verdi in Parma, at Teatro San Carlo in Naples, at Opera Australia in Sydney and at ROH Covent Garden in London.