Bulgarian bass Ivo Stanchev has been a permanent member of the Theater Hagen since the 2019/20 season. At he same season he made his debut as Old Hebrew (Samson et Dalila) at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf-Duisburg. In the 2018/19 season he debuted as Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) at the Opéra Toulon, and created the roles of Ghost (Hamlet) at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Tom (Un ballo in maschera) at the Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, A monk (Don Carlo) at the Nationaltheater Mannheim and Timur (Turandot) at the Gut Immling International Festival. His previous engagements include Ramfis (Aida) at the Teatro Principal de Palma de Mallorca, Leone (Attila) at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Zabulón (Rafael Millán Picazo: La dogaresa), Cano (Pablo Sorozábal: Juan José), Pascual (Emilio Arrieta: Marína) and Salieri (Rimsky-Korsakov: Mozart and Salieri) at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid. Ivo Stanchev graduated from the National Academy of Music Pancho Vladigerov in Sofia and attended master classes with Vladimir Galouzine, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Teresa Berganza and Deborah Polaski.