Belarusian bass Anatoli Sivko makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2014/15 Season as Samuel (Un ballo in maschera).
Sivko studied at the Belarus State Academy of Music. He has won prizes in many prestigious competitions, including the 2007 International Ukrainian Singing Competition and first prize in the 2013 International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition, and is the recipient of a Young Talent Scholarship from the President of Belarus. He was a member of the Netherlands Opera Studio 2010–11 and in 2011 participated in the Salzburg Festival Young Singers’ Programme. Sivko’s operatic engagements include Farfarello (L’Amour des trois oranges) for Latvian National Opera, Sparafucile (Rigoletto) in Rennes, the title role of Attila in Tallinn, Gaspar (Donizetti’s Rita) in Graz, Zuniga (Carmen) in Zürich and Chamberlain (Le Rossignol) for the NTR Zaterdag Matinee at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.
Sivko widely sings in recitals and concerts in Finland, Antwerp and Ghent.