KS Krassimira Stoyanova
KS Krassimira Stoyanova is one of the leading sopranos of our time, highly acclaimed by press and public alike. She was born in Bulgaria where she studied violin at the Coservatory and singing and violin at the Plovdiv Music Academy and made her professional debut in 1995 at the Sofia National Opera House, where she debuted a wide range of roles. Since 1998 Krassimira Stoyanova has a close relationship with the Vienna State Opera where she has sung Rachel (»La Juive« - new production with TV-production), Contessa (»Le nozze di Figaro«), Micaëla (»Carmen«), Antonia (»Les Contes d’Hoffmann«), Liù (»Turandot«), Nedda (»Pagliacci«), Mimì (»La Bohème«), Violetta (»La traviata«), Alice (»Falstaff« - new production), Rusalka (new production), Desdemona (»Otello« - new production), Elisabetta (»Don Carlo« - new production), Ariadne (»Ariadne auf Naxos« - new production), Amelia (»Un ballo in maschera«), Amelia (»Simon Boccanegra«), Anna (»Anna Bolena«), Anna (»Le villi«), to mention only a few. From there her international career developed rapidly and since takes her to the world’s leading opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden London, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, the Bastille Paris, to the State Operas of Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Dresden and Zürich. She performed at Rome’s Teatro dell’ Opera, at the Liceu in Barcelona, at the Nederlands Opera in Amsterdam, in Bilbao, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, and at the New Israeli Opera Tel Aviv. In 2003 the artist made her debut at the Salzburg Festival where she is a regular guest since then. The artist works with the most renowned conductors which include Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Chailly, Myung-Whun Chung, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Daniele Gatti, Bernard Haiting, Manfred Honeck, Mariss Jansons, Fabio Luisi, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Georges Pretre, Yuri Temirkanov, Christian Thielemann, Franz Welser-Möst. Krassimira Stoyanovas repertoire covers a wide variety of roles ranging from belcanto operas, the great Verdi and Puccini heroines as well as Richard Strauss to the Slavic repertoire. She dedicates herself also to less well-known titles such as »Il Guarany«, »Fosca«, »La battaglia di Legnano«, »Maria di Rohan«, »Les Huguenots«, »Dmitry« and »Die Liebe der Danae«. She is also one of the most sought-after singers on the concert stage. Her solo CD recordings »I palpiti d’amor«, Slavic Opera Arias, Verdi Arias (label: Orfeo) have all received prestigious awards. The 4th CD Verismo has been released in 2016 winning a Critics Choice designation by Opera News magazine, »Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik. She also recorded a CD of all the Songs of Giacomo Puccini (label: Naxos). In 2009 Krassimira Stoyanova was awarded with the title Kammersängerin der Wiener Staatsoper.