Dimitry Ivashchenko was born in Barnaul, Russia and studied in Novosibirsk and Karlsruhe. From 2000 to 2004, he was a member of the Augsburg Opera Company during which time he sang the roles of Gremin in Eugene Onegin and the title role in Don Quichotte. He soon found himself making numerous guest appearances around the world. In particular, his rendition of Philippe II in the French version of Don Carlos in Darmstadt and of Kaspar in Der Freischütz at the Baden-Baden Festival were both highly praised. In addition, he sang the roles of the Commendatore (Don Giovanni) and Frère Laurent (Roméo et Juliette) at the 2010 Salzburg Festival; Pogner (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) and the Water Goblin (Rusalka) at the Komische Oper in Berlin, and Banco (Macbeth) at the Lille Opera. He also made his house debut at the Paris Opera in 2012 as Sparafucile (Rigoletto). That same year, he performed the title role of Boris Godunov in Dortmund. Soon thereafter, he made house debuts at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich (Sparafucile) and the Lyric Opera in Chicago (Pogner). He has played Gurnemanz (Parsifal) and Méphistophélès (Faust) in Darmstadt; Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte) at the Baden-Baden Festival, the Berlin Philharmonie (under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle), the Teatro Petruzelli in Bari, the Paris Opera, the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, the Dresden Semperoper, the Aix Festival and the Komische Oper in Berlin. His other roles include Rocco (Fidelio) at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and with the Dresdner Philharmoniker; Daland (Der Fliegende Holländer) in Geneva and at the Teatro Real in Madrid; Osmin (Die Entführung auf dem Serail) at the Dresden Semperoper; Hunding (Die Walküre) at the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto and the Capitole in Toulouse; the four demonic roles in Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Komische Oper in Berlin; Khovansky (Khovanshchina) in Amsterdam; Oroveso (Norma) in Toronto; Zacharie (Le Prophète) in Toulouse; Henry VIII (Anna Bolena) in Bordeaux; and Sparafucile at the Metropolitan Opera. Dimitry Ivashchenko also performs in concert (Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust, Verdi’s Requiem, Bruckner’s, Requiem, Shostakovich’s Symphony N°14, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death). More recently, he appeared as Kontchak (Prince Igor) and Fafner (The Ring) at the Paris Opera, Rocco in Zurich and Prince Gremin at the Vienna Staatsoper.
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