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Krassimira Stoyanova

Soprano

Biography

Krassimira Stoyanova in action.
Krassimira Stoyanova as Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, The Royal Opera © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2012

Bulgarian soprano Krassimira Stoyanova made her Royal Opera debut in 2002 as Mimì (La bohème) and has since sung Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) for The Royal Opera. In the 2016/17 Season she returns as Elizabeth of Valois (Don Carlo).

Stoyanova studied singing and violin in Bulgaria and made her professional debut with Sofia National Opera. She is a Kammersängerin with Vienna State Opera, where her repertory includes Anna Bolena, Rachel (La Juive), Amelia (Un ballo in maschera), Elizabeth of Valois, Desdemona (Otello), Mimì, Rusalka and Prima Donna/Ariadne (Ariadne auf Naxos). Other opera engagements include Mimì, Desdemona, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Violetta (La traviata), Nedda (Pagliacci) and Aida for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Luisa Miller and Marguerite (Faust) for Paris Opéra and Deutsche Oper Berlin, Amelia Grimaldi (Simon Boccanegra) for Berlin State Opera, Luisa Miller, Leonora (Il trovatore), Mathilde (Guillaume Tell), Desdemona and Aida for Bavarian State Opera, Marguerite, Desdemona, Amelia Grimaldi, Luisa Miller and Leonora for Liceu, Barcelona, the Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier), Elizabeth of Valois and Amelia Grimaldi for La Scala, Milan, Tatyana for Dutch National Opera and the Marschallin and Danae (Die Liebe der Danae) for Salzburg Festival.

Stoyanova has sung at the world’s leading concert halls with conductors including Daniel Barenboim, Daniele Gatti, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti and Christian Thielemann. Her concert repertory includes Beethoven’s Missa solemnis, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Verdi’s Requiem, Ein deutsches Requiem, Bruckner’s Te Deum, Dvořák’s Stabat Mater and Strauss’s Vier letzte Lieder. She has made several acclaimed recordings, including an award-winning disc of Slavic opera arias.

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News and features

Recommended Recordings: April 2014

Recommended Recordings: April 2014

16 April 2014

This month the focus falls on counter-tenors as well as a brilliant Krassimira Stoyanova album.



Eugene Onegin to be broadcast by BBC Radio 3 on 1 June

Eugene Onegin to be broadcast by BBC Radio 3 on 1 June

30 May 2013

Production photos, behind the scenes films and essential guides to Tchaikovsky's adaptation of Pushkin’s novel in verse.

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