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Russian bass Dimitry Ivashchenko studied at the Glinka Conservatory in Novosibirsk and at the Karlsruhe Musikhochschule and received instruction from Anna Reynolds as well. Following initial engagements with the Augsburg Theater, he acquired a wide repertoire as a member of the Darmstadt Opera ensemble, including such roles as Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Mephistopheles in Gounod’s Faust, Daland in Der Fliegende Holländer, Gurnemanz in Parsifal, and Arkel in Debussy’s Pelléas. Since the start of the 2008-09 season he has been with the Berlin Komische Oper, where he has performed such roles as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte and Colline in La Bohème, among others. Further engagements have taken Dimitry Ivashchenko to the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, the Nationale Reisopera in Enschede, Scottish Opera in Glasgow, and Stuttgart State Opera. He has performed Stravinsky’s Renard at the Holland Festival. In the concert hall, Ivashchenko interprets works from the Baroque, particularly Bach, as well as the Mozart and Verdi Requiems.