Bulgarian bass Deyan Vatchkov was born 1979 in Sofia and studied there at the Spanish school "Miguel de Cervantes". He then attended the Sofia Musical Academy "Pancho Vladigerov" and studied there with Konstantin Karapetrov and Nedialko Nedialkov.
After Deyan's Academy studies, he took part in the Belvedere Competion in Vienna and won both the Verdi prize and the special Chamber Opera Prize. As a result of these victories, he performed the role of Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Vienna. Other competition victories include the First Prize and Arrigo Boito Prize in the Concorso Iris Idami Corradetti in Padua-2002.
Deyan Vatchkov laters completed the Academy for Young Singers at La Scala studing with Leyla Gencer, Luigi Alva,Teresa Berganza and Luciana Serra.There he sang in a production of Verdi's early opera Oberto Conte di San Bonifacio under the baton of Nicola Luisotti. This production also traveled to Genoa. With Antonino Fogliani the next year he performerd in Teatro Arcimboldi and Teatro Bergamo the opera of Donizzetti Ugo Conte di Parigi that were recorded with Dynamic .
In 2002/2003 Deyan Vatchkov made his Canadian opera debut as Timur in Toronto and sang Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Trieste conducted by Daniel Oren .
Past engagements include:
Don Giovanni in the Budapest Summer Festival
Carmen and Aida at the Arena di Verona in Zeffirelli's productions. Il Pirata in Amsterdam. In the fall of 2004/2005,he made his North American debut as Sir Giorgio in I Puritani.Tosca at Genoa. Also in the same season, he participated in the opening production of Verdi's I Masnadieri at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna under the conducting of Daniele Gatti. Furthermore, he has sung Idomeneo and Carmen at the San Carlo theatre in Naples. He has inaugurated the 2004/5 season in Venice with Le Roi de Lahore of Massenet, directed by Maestro Viotti.
In 2005 he has performed Attila in Naples with Nicola Luisotti.
In 2006 he has sung with big success Raimondo from Lucia di Lammermour at La Scala and in 2007 Colline from La Boheme in Seattle.
2008 he has sung in Turandot in Bilbao and Torre del Lago.
Verdi Requiem with the Nacional Orquestra and Chorus of Madrid,
he has performed in the Genoa production of I Capuleti e Montecchi with Mariella Devia
In 2009 made his debut in Il Trovatore in Las Palmas, later he has sung Don Giovanni in Tokyo and Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Lausanne with a great acclaim.
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