Nadia Krasteva will be Carmen in Bizet’s opera of the same name

Thursday, 12 October 2017

In the beginning of November, on 3 November at 19:00 h, at the Sofia Opera is upcoming the premiere of the opera “Carmen” by Georges Bizet. The next premieres will be on 4, 5, 9, 11 and 12 November.

Nadia Krasteva was born in Sofia. She graduated the Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music, specialty “Opera Singing”, in the class of Prof. Zhasmina Kostova, and after that she specialized at the Boris Christoff Academy in Rome with Anita Cerquetti. Nadia Krasteva is a mezzo-soprano.

She has worked at the Stara Zagora State Opera. In 2002, she received an invitation from the Vienna State Opera and Nadia Krasteva fast turned into a leading figure and favourite of the audience in Vienna, where she made her debut as Fenena in “Nabucco” and performs with great success almost all big mezzo-soprano parts like Carmen (“Carmen”), Leonora (“La Favorita”), Adalgisa (“Norma”), Sara (“Roberto Devereux”), Eboli (in the French and in the Italian version of “Don Carlo”), Maria Gesualdo (“Gesualdo”), Ulrica (“Un Ballo in Maschera”), Giulietta (“Les contes d’Hoffmann”), Marina (“Boris Godunov”), Preziosilla (“La Forza del Destino”), Maddalena (“Rigoletto”), Olga (“Eugene Onegin”), Suzuki (“Madama Butterfly”) and others.

The well-known Bulgarian singer conquered also the stage of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, where she sang in the opera “Carmen” by G. Bizet, and her partners were the Americans Brandon Jovanovich, Kyle Ketelsen and others. The theatre’s management considered that the “sensational mezzo-soprano Nadia Krasteva dances and sings in the role of the gipsy seducer as no one else today!”

Nadia Krasteva is a permanent guest-performer on the most prestigious opera stages and musical festivals in Europe, the USA and Japan – with all of the listed roles, as well as with parts like Dalila, Amneris, The Princess (“Rusalka”), Venus (“Tannhäuser”), Verdi’s and Mozart’s “Requiem”, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, at opera gala concerts and solo recitals.

In October 2013, Nadia Krasteva made her debut at La Scala di Milano as Amneris in “Aida”, and in her schedule later on followed guest-performances in Berlin with the same role, as well as with Preziosilla in Munich, Adalgisa and Giulietta in Vienna, premiere of “Carmen” and others. She performed also the role of Eboli in “Don Carlo” on the Stage of the Sofia Opera and Ballet.

On 11 December 2014 Nadia Krasteva took place in the premiere of the opera Samson et Dalila” at the Sofia Opera.

In November this year, she will sing in the premiere spectacles of the opera “Carmen” by Bizet. The admirers of this opera are expecting with impatience Nadia Krasteva in the role of Carmen.

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