Russian bass Evgeny Stavinsky makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2017/18 Season as Monk (L’Ange de Nisida) in concert.
Stavinsky graduated from the Moscow Academy of Choral Art, and was a prize-winner in the Riccardo Zandonai International Competition in 2003 and 2009. He became a member of Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow in 2007, his roles for the company including Thoas (Iphigénie en Tauride), Ruslan (Ruslan and Lyudmila), Pimen (Boris Godunov), Prince Gremin (Eugene Onegin), Malyuta-Skuratov (The Tsar’s Bride), Prince of Galich (Prince Igor), Méphistophélès (Faust), King Heinrich (Lohengrin), King Marke (Tristan und Isolde) and La Roche (Capriccio). Engagements elsewhere include Raimondo Bidebent (Lucia di Lammermoor) for Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Oroveso (Norma) for Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Méphistophélès for Hungarian State Opera, Padre Guardiano (La forza del destino) for Theater Basel and Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) for the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg.
Stavinsky has performed in Novaya Opera’s gala concerts Parade of Basses and Baritones and Viva Verdi!, and in the staged productions Bravissimo!, Rossini and This is Opera!. He has sung with orchestras including the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia and the Russian National Orchestra, and is a conductor of Dubna Symphony Orchestra.