Evert Sooster

Evert Sooster is a freelance artist and has performed for nearly 20 years as a basso in opera houses throughout Europe and his homeland, Russia.

He was born in St. Petersburg and he has studied at the conservatory of his native town as at the University of Musik and Performing Arts, Vienna

His body of work includes the following performances:

1998/1999 The Festival of Schwetzingen , Germany c/o Opera du Rhin of Strasbourg, France - Mazetto in "Don Giovanni" by W.A.Mozart, conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock, staged by Achim Freyer ( released on ARTE & ZDF broadcast)

1998/1999 Prinzregenten Theater of München c/o Theater-an-der-Wien , Vienna - Plutone in "L’Orpheo" by C. Monteverdi, conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock / Ivor Bolton (in Munich) and staged by Achim Freyer

2001 Opera du Marseille, France - Vanuzzi in "The Silent Woman" by R. Strauss

2002 Teatro di San Carlo of Naples, Italy - Abimelech in "Samson et Dalila" by C. Saint-Saëns

2003 Finnish National Opera of Helsinki, Finnland - Henry the VIII in "Anna Bolena" by G. Donizetti with Elina Garanca as Jane Seymour

2003 Festival of Salzburg , Austria - a King in "The Love of Danae" by R. Strauss, as a Philister in "Samson et Dalila" by C. Saint-Saëns with Placido Domingo as Samson

2004/2005 Hessian State Theatre of Wiesbaden, Germany - Boris Godunov in "Boris Godunov" by M. Musorgsky

2006 Hessian State Theatre Wiesbaden, Germany - Colline in "La Boheme" by G. Puccini

2009 National Concert Hall of Budapest, Hungary - Boris in "Boris Godunov" by M. Musorgsky

2010 National Concert Hall of Budapest, Hungary - Mephistopheles in "La damnation de Faust" by H. Berlioz

2012 Dome of Milan, Italy - a priest in "Assassino nella Cattedrale" by I. Pizzetti with Jose Carreras

2013/2014 Theatre of Freiburg ,Germany - Procida and Vaudemont in "I vespri siciliani" by G. Verdi

2013 Dome of Herford and at the Regentenbau of Bad Kissingen, Germany - Missa di Requiem by G.Verdi

2015/2016/2017 Tyrolian Festival of Erl, Austria - Don Basilio in "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" by G.Rossini ; Sarastro/ II Armored Man /The II Priest in "The Magic Flute" by W.A. Mozart

2016 Opera Bergen, Norway - Gusljar and Bedjaj in "The Legend of the invisible City of Kitezh" by M. Rimsky-Korsakov

2017 Opera Bergen, Norway - King in "Aida" by G. Verdi

2017 Opera of Linz, Austria - Il Commendatore in "Don Giovanni" by W.A. Mozart

2017 Opera of Linz, Austria - First Soldier in "Salome" by R. Strauss

2017 Alexandrinsky Theatre of St.Petersbourg, Russia - Creon , Messanger in "Oedipus Rex" by I. Strawinsky

2017 Jochannes church of Bergen, Norway - Missa di Requiem by G.Donizetti

2018 Opera of Klagenfurt, Austria - Porter, Officer and Sentry in "Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District" by D. Shostakovich

2018 Festival of Salzburg - symph. no. 2.,3. and 5. by Galina Ustvolsjaya, with orch. Klangforum, Vienna conducted by Ilan Volkov

2019 Opera of Klagenfurt, Austria - Nikos in "Coma" by G.F. Haas

2019 Opera du Dijon, France - Nikos in "Coma" by G.F. Haas

2019 Opera of Klagenfurt, Austria - Reinmar von Zweter in "Tannhäuser"by R. Wagner

2019 Opera of Klagenfurt, Austria - Pietro in "Simone Boccanegra" by G. Verdi

2020 Vlaamse Opera, Antwerpen Belgium - Nicos in "Coma" by G.F. Haas CANCELED DUE TO COVID -19

2020 Sirene Opera Theater at the Festival " Improving The World" , Vienna, Austria - Shukin in " Eternal Peace" by A.B. Wagendristl

2021 Festival at Wietzow Estate, Germany - Polypheme in "Acis and Galatea" by G.F.Händel

2021 Festival Wien Modern, Vienna, Austria - A Very Deep Bass in "Anything Could Happen Now" by N. Sterk

2022 Congress Center Baden, Austria - Jesus in St. John Passion by J.S. Bach

2022 Festival at Wietzow, Germany - Polypheme in „Acis and Galatea“ by G.F. Händel

2023/2024 Klaipeda State Music Theater, Lithuania - Dulcamara in „L’elisir d’amore“ by G. Donizetti, Leporello/Commendatore in „Don Giovanni“ by W.A. Mozart, Vodnik in „Rusalka" ("Undine“) by A. Dvořák u.a.