© Brescia e Amisano, Teatro alla Scala
© Brescia e Amisano, Teatro alla Scala

Krassimira Stoyanova

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Krassimira Stoyanova is one of the leading sopranos of our time, acclaimed by the public and the press alike. Born in Bulgaria, she studied voice and violin at the Plovdiv Conservatory. In 1995 she made her debut at the National Opera in Sofia, where she developed an extensive repertoire, and finally began her international career at the Vienna State Opera where she is still a regular guest and where was awarded the title “Kammersängerin”  in 2009.


Krassimira Stoyanova appears regularly at the leading opera houses, such as the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Opéra Bastille in Paris, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, La Scala in Milan, the Zurich Opera House as well as the State Operas in Munich, Hamburg, Dresden and Berlin. She works with the most renowned conductors, including 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, Georges Prêtre, Yuri Temirkanov, Christian Thielemann and Franz Welser-Möst.


The soprano’s opera repertoire ranges from bel canto to the great Verdi and Puccini roles, Richard Strauss and the Slavic repertoire. She also devotes herself with great passion to rarely performed works, including Donizetti’s Maria di Rohan, Verdi’s La battaglia di Legnano or Dvořák’s Dimitrij.


In 2003 the artist made her highly acclaimed debut at the Salzburg Festival as Antonia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann). She enjoyed great success in Salzburg as Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier) and Danae (Die Liebe der Danae) as well.


Krassimira Stoyanova is also one of the most sought-after singers on the concert podium. She sang in Beethoven’s 9th symphony with Riccardo Muti at the Ravenna Festival, with Colin Davis at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, with Mariss Jansons at the Vatican as well as with Christian Thielemann and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, to name but a few. Her concert repertoire includes Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis, Strauss’ Four Last Songs, Dvořáks Requiem and Stabat mater.


Recent highlights include recitals at the Bavarian and Vienna State Operas, La Scala in Milan and the Vienna Musikverein, concerts with Rossini’s Stabat mater with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Riccardo Muti, performances as Aida and Amelia (Simon Boccanegra) at La Scala in Milan, a new production of Ariadne auf Naxos at the Semperoper Dresden under Christian Thielemann, concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Aida performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Verdi’s Requiem at the Salzburg Festival under Riccardo Muti and performances as Leonora (Il trovatore) at the Bavarian State Opera.


Many projects planned for the 2019/20 season had to be cancelled due to the worldwide taken measures to fight the Corona Pandemic. Nevertheless, Krassimira Stoyanova could be seen in a new production of Luisa Miller (title role) at the Lyric Opera Chicago, in recitals at the Graz Musikverein and the Zurich Opera House as well as with Verdi’s Requiem at the Vienna Musikverein under the baton of Riccardo Muti. Furthermore she performs Desdemona (Otello) at the Vienna State Opera, Amelia (Un ballo in maschera) at the Maggio Musicale in Florence and an opera gala in Athens. The artist will start the 2020/21 season with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at La Scala in Milan under Riccardo Chailly, followed by her role debut as Tosca at the Latvian National Opera in Riga. As “Artist in Residence” she can be heard with the Munich Radio Orchestra in Puccini’s Le villi and the opera gala Notte Italiana. In addition to numerous concerts and recitals, the Marschallin at the Vienna State Opera, Leonora (Il trovatore) at the Opéra national de Paris and the Countess in a new production of Capriccio under Christian Thielemann at the Semperoper Dresden are planned.


Krassimira Stoyanova’s four solo CDs I palpiti d’amor, Slavic Opera Arias, Verdi and Verismo for the Orfeo label have been awarded important prizes. Her new CD including all songs for soprano and piano by Puccini was released by Naxos.

January 2021  – For the most recent biography please contact Nicola Kamphausen