Evert Sooster

Evert Sooster

Basso Cantante

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2017Mozart: Die Zauberflöte2. Geharnischter
2017Rimsky-Korsakov: Legend of the Invisible CityBedyay
2017Rimsky-Korsakov: Legend of the Invisible CityGusli Player
2016Mozart: Die ZauberflöteSarastro / Geharnischter
2016Mozart: Die ZauberflöteSprecher
2014Verdi: Les Vêpres SiciliennesGiovanni da Procida
2014Puccini: Il tabarroIl Talpa
2013Verdi: Les Vêpres SiciliennesLe Comte de Vaudemont
2013Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame or Pikovaya Dama)Surin
2012Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosTruffaldin
2011Berlioz: La Damnation de FaustMéphistophélès
2011Bellini: I PuritaniSir Giorgio Valton
2011Zeller: Der VogelhändlerBaron Weps
2010Berlioz: La Damnation de FaustMéphistophélès
2010Cilea: Adriana LecouvreurPrince De Bouillon
2010Bellini: La SonnambulaIl conte Rodolfo
2010Stravinsky: Oedipus rexTiresias
2010Loewe: My Fair LadyAlfred P. Doolittle
2009Bellini: NormaOroveso
2009Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di PoppeaSeneca / Littore
2008Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Overture, K. 492Bartolo
2008Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaDon Basilio
2008Verdi: OtelloLodovico
2007Strauss R.: SalomeFirst Nazarene
2007Strauss R.: SalomeFirst Soldier
2007Mozart: La Clemenza di TitoPublio
2007Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginPrince Gremin
2007Sullivan: The Pirates of PenzancePirate King
2006Puccini: La BohèmeColline
2005Verdi: Don CarloPhilippe II
2005Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (Revised Version)Boris Godunov
2004Verdi: Simon BoccanegraJacopo Fiesco
2004Rameau: DardanusAnténor
2003Mozart: Don GiovanniIl Commendatore
2002Donizetti: Anna BolenaEnrico VIII
2002Saint-Saëns: Samson et DalilaSecond Philistine
2001Saint-Saëns: Samson et DalilaAbimelech
2000Strauss R.: Die schweigsame FrauVanuzzi
1999Mozart: Don GiovanniMasetto
1999Monteverdi: L'OrfeoPlutone


The bass Evert Sooster was born 1968 in St. Petersburg in an artists family. He studied operatic singing at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with Georgy Zastavny and acting at the Academy for Theatre with Alexander Kunizyn. In 1990 he came to Vienna in order to finish his studies at the famous Vienna Music Academy wich Kurt Equiluz / Charles Spencer (Lied&Oratorio), Margarita Lilowa( Voice)and Curt Malm(Opera). From 1996 onwards he also attended several master classes with Yury Barsow (Tallinn, Estonia), Evgeni Nesterenko, Inge Borkh and Irina Archipova. As most important - private lessons with Simon Baddi, Vienna.Within the last years Evert Sooster had a number of engagements in well known opera houses like the Wiener Kammeroper (Trulove / THE RAKES PROGRESS and Simone / GIANNI SCHICCI), the Schwetzinger Festspiele (Masetto / DON GIOVANNI), the Opera North in Leeds (Arquell /PELLEAS ET MELISANDE), the Opera Marseille (Vanuzzi /DIE SCHWEIGSAME FRAU), the Opera Helsinki (Enrico / ANNA BOLENA) and at the Teatro San Carlo Napoli to sing Abimelech in SAMSON AND DALLILA by C. Saint-Saens.Furthermore in 2002 he was guest at the Salzburger Festspiele, singing König in DIE LIEBE DER DANAE by Richard Strauss and in 2003 singing Philisters / SAMSON & DALILA – with Placido Domingo. Later he sang at the Opernhaus Passau the part of Phillip / DON CARLO and Fiesco / SIMON BOCCANEGRA, at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden the title role in BORIS GODUNOW and Colin / LA BOHEME, at Theater Rostock König Treff in Sergej Prokofieff’s THE LOVE FOR THE THREE ORANGES and Kaspar / Eremit in Weber’s DER FREISCHÜTZ at the Festival of Reinsberg/Austria.Since the season 2007/08 Evert Sooster is member of the opera ensemble of Landestheater Niederbayern where he sang Don Basilio / IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Fürst Gremin / EUGEN ONEGIN, Orovesco / NORMA. Future parts are Delaqua / EINE NACHT IN VENEDIG, Lodovico in Verdi’s OTELLO and Publio / LA CLEMENZA DI TITO.In spring 2010 he performed as Mephestopheles in Berlioz’s LA DAMNATION DE FAUST in Budapest, Zagreb and Ljubljana. With the same role Evert Sooster has ended his work at the Niederbayerisches Landestheater in June 2011. Since that time he is acting as a freelance artist at diverse european opera theatres. So he was singing Truffaldino in ARIANDNE AUF NAXOS by Richard Strauss, Surin in DAME PIQUE by Tschakowsky at the Theatre of Freiburg, Il saccerdotte in ASSASSINO NELLA CATTEDRALE by Ildebrando Pizzetti in the Duomo di Milano a.o.In the folowing season 2013/2014/2015 Evert Sooster was singing again at the opera of Freiburg. He was there with following rolles : Procida in I VESPRI SICILIANI by Giuseppe Verdi, Yunus Güner – Sibels Father in GEGEN DIE WAND by Ludger Vollmer, Talpa in Il TABARRO by G.Puccini.In November 2013 Evert Sooster has sang in MESSA DA REQUIEM by Giuseppe Verdi, first in the Münster Church of Herford and at the folowing recital at the Regentenbau Hall in Bad Kissingen.In the current season 2015/2016 Evert Sooster isl singing at several operahouses such as Duomo di Milano : "MOSE IN EGITTO" , Rossini - Mose as stand by for Ruggero Raimondi ,  Operahouse of Baden / Austria : „THE MAGIC FLUTE“, Mozart – Sprecher , Jan./Feb. 2016 , Tyrolean Opera Festival in Erl : IL BARBIERE DI SEVIGLIA, Rossini – Basilio,Dec. 2015/ Jan. 2016 , THE MAGIC FLUTE , Mozart – Sarastro / Geharnischter , July 2016 and others, as giving several solo recitals in Austria and in Bavaria. In the current season 2017 he is going to perform at the Tyrolean Festival in Erl again - Sarastro/Geharnischter at THE MAGIC FLUTE. His schedule is to be seen at his homepage : www.evert-sooster.com
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte 2. Geharnischter Immediately Tiroler Festspiele Erl 2017
Rimsky-Korsakov: Legend of the Invisible City Bedyay Bergen National Opera 2017
Rimsky-Korsakov: Legend of the Invisible City Gusli Player Bergen National Opera 2017
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Sarastro / Geharnischter Immediately Tiroler Festspiele Erl 2016
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Sprecher Immediately Stadttheater Baden 2016