Krassimira Stoyanova

Krassimira Stoyanova is today one of the leading singers in her field, celebrated by the public and the press alike.

Born in Bulgaria, she studied voice and violin at the conservatory in Plovdiv.

In 1995 she made her debut at the National Opera Sofia, where she was able to develop an extensive repertoire. She began her international career in 1995 at the Vienna State Opera. Even today, she is a regular guest of the house, which gave her the title of a "chamber singer" in 2009. At the Vienna State Opera she began with roles such as Rachel / La Juive (with TV production), Countess / Le nozze di Figaro, Micaela / Carmen, Antonia / Hoffmann's stories, Liù / Turandot, Nedda / I pagliacci, Mimi / La Bohème, Violetta / La Traviata, Alice / Falstaff, Desdemona / Otello, Amelia / Simon Boccanegra.

From then on, her international career developed rapidly and led her to all the leading opera houses, such as. New York's Metropolitan Opera, Bastille Paris, Covent Garden London Opera House, Teatro alla Scala Milan, State Opera Munich, Hamburg, Dresden, Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Zurich Opera House. Krassimira Stoyanova sang at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma (Iphigenia in Aulis with Riccardo Muti), at the Amsterdam Opera, at the Lyric Opera Chicago, at the San Francisco Opera. In 2003 she gave her much-noticed debut at the Salzburg Festival as Antonia / Hoffmann's short stories. As Marschallin / Der Rosenkavalier and as Danae / Die Liebe der Danae, she once again celebrated great successes in Salzburg.

Krassimira Stoyanova works with renowned conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Chailly, Myung-Whun Chung, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Daniele Gatti, Bernard Haitink, Manfred Honeck, Mariss Jansons, Fabio Luisi, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa and Georges Prêtre , Yuri Temirkanov, Christian Thielemann, Franz Welser-Möst, just to name a few.

The repertoire of Krassimira Stoyanova spans an arc from bel canto operas (Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, Lucrezia Borgia) to the great Verdi and Puccini roles to Richard Strauss and the Slavic repertoire. The artist also likes to dedicate less well-known works, such as B. Maria di Rohan, La battaglia di Legnano, Dmitry (Dvorak).

The artist is one of the most sought-after singers in the concert sector. She sang Beethoven's 9th Symphony with Riccardo Muti at the Ravenna Festival, with Sir Colin Davis at St Paul's Cathedral in London, with Mariss Jansons at the Vatican in Rome, with Christian Thielemann and the Munich Philharmonic. Her concert repertoire includes the Verdi Requiem, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, Strauss's Four Last Songs, Dvorak's Requiem, and Stabat Mater, to name but a few.

Krassimira Stoyanova's four solo CDs "I palpiti d'amor", "Slavic Opera Arias", "Verdi-Arias", "Verismo" have all been awarded several important prizes (Label: Orfeo). On the label Naxos the CD was released with Puccini's "Collected Works for Soprano and Piano".

Among her projects in the season 2016/17 are: the scenic new production of the Verdi Requiem at the Zurich Opera House, a production Don Carlo / Elisabetta at the Teatro alla Scala Milan, she returns to the Metropolitan Opera in the role of Aida, at the Vienna State Opera with Don Carlo.

She sings the Verdi Requiem with Riccardo Chailly at the Scala and with Philip Jordan at the Konzerthaus Vienna.

In the summer of 2017, Krassimira Stoyanova will give a song recital at the Salzburg Festival, debuting the role of Lucrezia Borgia in concert performances.

Highlights in 2017/18: The artist performs recitals at the Vienna State Opera and at the Bavarian State Opera, followed by the Verdi Requiem with Riccardo Muti and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and with James Levine at the Metropolitan Opera New York. Also with M ° Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra are concerts with Rossini's Stabat Mater on the program. She returns to the Vienna State Opera as Rusalka and as Marschallin / Der Rosenkavalier.

At La Scala she will be heard as Amelia / Simon Boccanegra and Aida.

At the Salzburg Festival she will sing under the direction of Riccardo Muti at the Schubert-Messe.

Future projects in 2018/19: Concerts with the Verdi Requiem with M ° Valcuha at the Konzerthaus Berlin and with M ° Pappano at London's Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

At the Bavarian State Opera Munich she will sing the Leonora / Il trovatore. Under the direction of Christian Thielemann, a new production of Ariadne on Naxos at the Dresden State Opera is on the program. She returns to the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome with Four Last Songs (M ° Chung) and to the Zurich Opera House as Marschallin / Der Rosenkavalier. Furthermore, a production Ariadne on Naxos at the Milan Scala (M ° Welser-Möst) is on the program. Further concerts this season include a recital and a Strauss concert in the Wiener Musikverein, concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic and the Mozarteum Salzburg. She will be heard in concertante Aida performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Muti.

 

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