Russian bass Evgeny Stavinsky made his Royal Opera debut in the 2017/18 Season as Monk (L’Ange de Nisida) in concert. In the 2019/20 Season he sings Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Monk (Don Carlo).
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, Zaccaria (Nabucco) for Ravenna Festival, Timur (Turandot) for Palm Beach Opera, 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.
Other appearances in recent months include Zaccaria (Nabucco) in Nice, Toulon and Ferrara, Ivan Khovansky (Khovanshchina) in Budapest, Verdi's Requiem for the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra in Dublin, and Beethoven’s Symphony no.9 in Athens and Ravenna under the direction of Riccardo Muti.