© 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 also had a great success in Salzburg as Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier) and Danae (Die Liebe der Danae).


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


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.


Despite the Corona pandemic, Krassimira Stoyanova appeared in a new production of Luisa Miller (signature role) at the Lyric Opera Chicago, in recitals at the Grazer Musikverein and the Zurich Opera House, and with the Verdi Requiem at the Vienna Musikverein under the baton of Riccardo Muti in the 2019/ 20 season.


Recent highlights include Verdi’s Requiem and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at La Scala in Milan under Riccardo Chailly. She also gave several concerts as “Artist in Residence” with the Munich Radio Orchestra and sang in a new production of Aida at the Dresden Semperoper under the baton of Christian Thielemann, as well as in the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos at La Scala in Milan (musical director: Zubin Mehta) and in a new production in Florence (conductor: Daniele Gatti).


The coming season 2022/23 sees her returning to the Teatro Real Madrid and the Rome Opera as Aida. As Tosca she will be on stage at the Tokyo Spring Festival and at the Vienna State Opera. In addition, several concert engagements are planned, including Mahler’s 8th Symphony.


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 with the complete songs for soprano and piano by Puccini was released by Naxos.

August 2022  – For the most recent biography, please contact Nicola Kamphausen