Born in Russia, Dimitry Ivashchenko studied at the Glinka Conservatory and later at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe. Important bass roles such as Sarastro ("Die Zauberflöte"), Pogner ("Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg"), Daland ("Der fliegende Holländer"), Hunding ("Die Walküre"), Fafner ("Rheingold" and "Siegfried"), Osmin ("Entführung aus dem Serail") and Gremin ("Eugene Onegin") took him to Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Geneva, Madrid, Paris, Chicago, New York, Toronto, Toulouse, Aix-en-Provence as well as to festivals in Bregenz and Baden-Baden. Ivashchenko made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York in 2015 in the role of Sparafucile ("Rigoletto"). He frequently appears on the concert podium, with notable appearances including Verdi's "Requiem" and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Zurich, at the Grafenegg Festival, in Hamburg, with the Berlin Philharmonic under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, the Vienna Philharmonic and the Orchestre de Paris. He made his Wiesbaden debut at the 2022 International May Festival as Kaspar in "Der Freischütz" with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. During the 2022/23 season, he graces the Wiesbaden stage once again as Rocco in the new production of "Fidelio".