Evert Sooster

Evert Sooster is a freelance artist and has performed for nearly 20 years as a basso-cantante in celebrated opera houses throughout Europe and his homeland, Russia, and is currently a guest professor of vocal arts at the Vienna Music Academy.

He was born in St. Petersburg an he has studied at the conservatory of his native town as at the Vienna university of musik.

His body of work includes the following performances:

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

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

2001 - Performed at the Opera du Marseille as Vanuzzi in Die Schweigsame Frau.

2002 - Performed at the Teatro di San Carlo of Naples as Abimelech in Samson et Dalila.

2003 - Performed at the Finnish National Opera of Helsinki as Henry the VIII in Anna Bolena with Elina Garanca.

2002/2003 - First appearance at The Festival of Salzburg in Austria performing as a King in Die Liebe der Danae and as a Philister in Samson et Dalila with Placido Domingo as Samson, conducted by Valery Gergiev.

2004/2005 - Debut as Boris Godunov at the Hessian State Theatre of Wiesbaden (original version).

2006 - Performed at the Hessian State Theatre Wiesbaden as Colline in La Boheme.

2009 - Performed as Boris at the National Concert Hall of Budapest.

2010 - Performed at the National Concert Hall of Budapest as Mephistopheles in La damnation de Faust.

2012 - Performed at the Dome of Milan as a priest in Assassino nella Cattedrale by I. Pizzetti with Jose Carreras.

2013/2014 - Performed at the Theatre of Freiburg (Germany) as Procida and Vaudemont in I Vespri Siciliani.

2013 - Performed the Bass Solo part in Missa di Requiem by G.Verdi at the Dome of Herford and at the Regentenbau of Bad Kissingen in Germany.

2015/2016/2017 - Made several appearances at the Tyrolian Festival of Erl in Austria as Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia by G.Rossini, and as Sarastro/ II Armored Man /The II Priest in The Magic Flute by W.A. Mozart.

2017 - Performed at the Opera of Linz as Il Commendatore and as the I Soldier in Salome.

2017 - Performed at the Alexandrinsky Theatre of St.Petersbourg as Creon / Messanger in Oedipus Rex by I. Strawinsky, conducted by Marius Strawinsky.

2017 - Performed at the Opera Bergen in Norway as Gusljar and Bedjaj in The Legend of the invisible City of Kitezh, by M. Rimsky-Korsakov, and in the following production of Aida as The King (with Yano Tamar as Aida).

2017 - Performed the Bass Solo part in Missa di Requiem by G.Donizetti at the Jochannes church of Bergen.

2018 - Performed at the Opera of Klagenfurt as Porter, Officer and Sentry in Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District by Dmitri Shostakovich.

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

2019 Stadttheater Klagenfurt as Nikos in "Coma" by Georg Friedrich Haas.Guest performances 2019 at the Opera du Dijon. Resumption 2020 at the Opera Ballet Vlaandern - Antwerpen / Gent

2019 Stadttheater Klagenfurt as Reinmar von Zweter in Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner

2019 Stadttheater Klagenfurt as Pietro in Simone Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi

2020 Vlaamse Opera, Antwerpen Belgium - Nicos in "Koma" by Georg Fiedrich Haas CANCELED DUE TO COVID -19

2020 (September)Sirene Opera Theater at the Festival " Improving The World" in F23 Vienna - as Shukin at " Eternal Peace" by Alexander Wagendristl

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