The bass Evert Sooster was born 1968 in St. Petersburg in an artists family. He studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with Georgy Zastavny and 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, Margarita Lilowa and Curt Malm. From 1996 onwards he also attended several master classes with Evgeni Nesterenko, Inge Borkh and Irina Archipova. Private lessons with Simon Baddi, Vienna.
Evert Sooster has studied "Lied und Oratorium" in the class of Km,Sg. Prof. Kurt Equilutz and Prof. Charles Spencer Opera - class of Prof. Wfgang Gabriel and Prof. Kurt Malm.
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 Hungarian National Opera House (Leporello / DON GIOVANNI and Philipp II / DON CARLO), 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 – conducted by Mo. Velery Gergiev and 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 this 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 current season 2013/2014 Evert Sooster is singing again at the opera of Freiburg. He is 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 his present career Evert Sooster performs with well known conductors and directors including Valerij Gergiev, Fabio Luisi, Ivor Bolton, Thomas Hengelbrock, Yoram David, Johannes Prinz, Achim Freyer and Ivo Guerra.
Besides his opera-roles Evert Sooster gave numerous recitals and he is also a frequent soloist at various concert halls.
In the current season 2015/2016 Evert Sooster isl singing at several operahouses such as 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. For the saison 2016 / 2017 are planed new appearances of Evert Sooster at the festival in Erl .
Apart of that is Evert Sooster now guest professor for singing at the Vienna Music Aсademy -