Krassimira Stoyanova

Krassimira Stoyanova was born in Bulgaria and studied singing and violin at the Plodiv Music Academy and violin at the Conservatory.

Mrs. Stoyanova made her professional debut in 1995 at the Opera National de Sofia, where she could study and debut  a wide range of repertory

Her international career developed rapidly and took her to the following opera houses: Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata (Violetta),  Hamburgische Staatsoper. La Traviata (Violetta), Royal Opera House Covent Garden: La Bohème (Mimi),  Ravenna Festival: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony conducted by Riccardo Muti, Opernhaus Zürich: La Traviata (Violetta), Deutsche Oper Berlin: new production  Idomeneo (Elettra), Le Nozze di Figaro (Gräfin), Konzerthaus Berlin: Rossini's Stabat Mater conducted by  Marcus Creed with CD-recording,  Bayerische Staatsoper München: Carmen (Micaela), Salzburger Festspiele: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Antonia), Teatro Regio di Torino: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony conducted by Myung-Whung Chung, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with Christoph Eschenbach -  to mention only a few.

Since 1998 Krassimira Stoyanova has a close relationship with the Wiener Staatsoper  and in October 2009 she is awarded with the title “Kammersängerin der Wiener Staatsoper”.

The 2003/2004 season is presenting a new production of Verdi's Falstaff (Alice Ford) at the Wiener Staatsoper, and Le nozze di Figaro (Gräfin), Don Giovanni (Donna Anna), Turandot (Liù), I Pagliacci (Nedda) for Ms. Stoyanova. In summer 2003 Krassimira Stoyanova has her debut at the Salzburg Festival with Les contes d’Hoffmann/Antonia (M° Nagano conducting).

Further highlights of the 2003/2004 season include Anna Bolena (title role) at Carnegie Hall with Opera Orchestra of New York, New York, Dvorak: Stabat Mater (M° Fedoseev) and Dimitri at the Wiener Konzerthaus,  Bruckner: Te Deum (M° Georges Prétré) at the Wiener Musikverein, and Dvorak: Stabat Mater, opening concert of the Rheingau Musik Festival.

For Krassimira Stoyanova, the 2004/2005 season began with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at London’s St. Pauls Cathedral (Sir Colin Davis),  Il Trovatore at the Washington Opera followed by Turandot (Liù) at the Metropolitan Opera, Falstaff (Alice), Simone Boccanegra (Amelia) and Les contes d’Hoffmann (Antonia) at the Vienna State Opera, a concert at the Carnegie Hall/New York and the Dvorak Requiem (M° Mariss Jansons)  in Munich. The season ends with a production of Clemenza di Tito/Vitellia in Aix-en-Provence.

In 2005/06, the soprano gave a highly noticed Anna in Puccini’s Le Villi at the Vienna State Opera (new production) as well as a celebrated Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in Bilbao (new production). She returned to the Vienna State Opera with Falstaff (Alice). Additional highlights of this season were Otello (Desdemona) at the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona and in Tokyo (new productions) as well as Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater in Monte Carlo and Beethoven’s 9th symphony (M° Prétré) at  Vienna’s  Musikverein. At Munich’s July Festival she performed Countess/Nozze di Figaro, conducted by M° Zubin Mehta.

Seasons 2006/07 – 2007/08: season opening at the Vienna State Opera with the new production of Otello/Desdemona as well as performances of Le Villi and Nozze di Figaro (Countess) with M° Ozawa, concerts (Beethoven’s 9th) with Sir Colin Davis at the Gstaad Festival and Mariss Jansons at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Brahms Requiem with M° Fedoseev at the Konzerthaus in Vienna,    I Pagliacci/Nedda and La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera New York, I Pagliacci at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. A Highlight of the season is her debut as LUISA MILLER at the Bavarian State Opera in their new production.  Upon special request of Plácido Domingo, she  participates in his gala concert in Vienna on May 19th, 2007. Performances of Simone Boccanegra and Otello at the Vienna State Opera as well as La Bohème at the State Operas Dresden and  Munich, where she will return   also as  Luisa Miller. And she will again return to the Metropolitan Opera, this time as Micaela/Carmen.  The Liceu in Barcelona invited her again for  Luisa Miller.  

Among her concerts in 2007/08: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Salzburg and Baden-Baden and the Brahms Requiem in Munich and Lucerne Festival with M° Mariss Jansons, Missa Solemnis with

M° Fedoseev in Moscow, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with M° Jansons at the Vatican in Rome and with M° Thielemann and the Münchern Philharmoniker in Munich, Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder at  Vienna’s Konzerthaus with M° de Billy.

The season 2008/09  starts with a concert of Otello at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, then Don Giovanni/Donna Anna at the Metropolitan Opera, followed by Nozze di Figaro and  Otello  at the Vienna State Opera and a Simone Boccanegra production at the Liceu in Barcelona. She will give concerts with M° Janssons at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Vienna (Dvorak requiem).  A highlight of this season will be the debut  ot the title roles of both Gluck operas Iphigenie en Tauride (new production at Hamburg’s State Opera) and Iphigenie en Aulide (with M° Muti at Rome’s Opera House).The season ends with performances of Luisa Miller at the July Festival of the Bavarian State Opera Munich.


Season start 2009/10 will be in Ginevra with the new production of Simone Boccanegra, followed by a recording and concert of Maria di Rohan with Opera Rara (M°Elder), performances of La Boheme, Falstaff, Otello, La Juive at Vienna’s State Opera, a production of Trovatore at Barcelona’s Liceu, her debut of Rusalka at Zurich’s Opera House,   Verdi’s  Requiem  in Berlin and Salzburg with M° Jansons and the Berliner Philharmoniker, a duo recital with Vesselina Kasarova at Munich’s July Festival.

She will open the season 2010/11 with a revival of La Boheme at Vienna’s State Opera, followed by concerts with M° Muti in Vienna (Rossini: Stabat Mater), Verdi-Requiem with Orchestre Nationale de France (M° Gatti), Te Deum by Bruckner with M° Haitink and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. She will return again to the Metropolitan Opera  with La Boheme, to the Munich State Opera with Luisa Miller,  Verdi-Requiem at Rome’s Santa Cecilia,  and will have her Bastille-Debut as Luisa Miller as well as her her house – and role debut in Amsterdam with Eugen Onegin “Tatjana”. She will sing a concert of Otello with M° Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and again with M° Muti the Requiem by Verdi at the Salzburg Festival.

Saison 11/12: season opening at Barcelona’s Liceu with her role debut as “Marguerite” in Gounod’s Faust, followed by a concert of Verdi’s Requiem with La Scala and M° Barenboim in Moscow.  Again Verdi’s Requiem with M° Muti at Teatro San Carlo in Naples, concerts of  Maria Stuarda in Munich (role debut), revivals of Otello  at Munich’s and Vienna’s  State Opera, new production of Don Carlo at Vienna’s State Opera (role debut of  “Elisabetta”), revival of Luisa Miller at Berlin’s Deutsche Oper. The season will end with concerts of Bruckner’s Te Deum with M° Mehta and Verdi’s Requiem with M° Muti, both with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. She will sing a solo recital at the Musikverein in Graz. 

Saison 12/13: revival of Don Carlo and Otello at  Vienna’s State Opera, a production of  Simone Boccanegra in Chicago, new production of ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (role debut of Ariadne) at Vienna’s State Opera, new production  Eugen Onegin at London’s Covent Garden,  Otello at the Metropolitan Opera  as well as the new production of Simon Boccanegra at Munich’s State Opera.

Concerts of Verdi’s Requiem with M° Mehta in Munich and with M° Gatti  and London  Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall as well as with M° Muti at the Salzburg Festival.

Saison 2013/14: season opening in Bilbao with her role debut of Giovanna d’Arco,  Verdi’s Requiem with M° Jansons in Munich and Vienna, Anna Bolena and the new production of Rusalka at Vienna’s State Opera, Trovatore and Simon Boccanegra at the Bavarian State Opera Munich, again Verdi’s Requiem, this time with M° Thielemann in Dresden. This season brings two additional role debuts: Amelia/Ballo in maschera at San Diego’s Opera and  Marschallin/Der Rosenkavalier at the Salzburg Festival, a huge personal success.

Season: 2014/15: concerts Requiem by Verdi at Vienna’s  Musikverein with M° Muti conducting, her Scala-Debut with Missa Solemnis, role debut Mathilde/Guillaume Tell at Munich’s State Opera, new productions of Faust/Marguerite at the Paris Opera Bastille and at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Ballo in maschera with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (M° Mehta) and a revival of Rosenkavalier at Salzburg Festival as well as several concerts and recitals, for example Four last songs at RAI Torino.

In 2008 she released her first solo CD recording, I palpiti d’amor, (label: Orfeo) which was awarded the prestigious Le Diamant d’Opéra prize (among others), and in July 2011 the second solo CD recording Slavic Opera Arias  has been released and awarded with the “Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik” and “ICMA - international classical music awards”and several other awards. In February 2014 her 3rd recording with Verdi arias has been released. In 2005 she released a cd with songs by Puccini.


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