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, Micaela/ Carmen, Antonia/ Les contes d’Hoffmann, Liù/ Turandot, Nedda/ I Pagliacci, Mimi/ 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/ Simone Boccanegra, Anna/ Anna Bolena, 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 I Guarani, Fosca, La battaglia di Legnano, Maria di Rohan, Les Huguenots, Dmitry and Die Liebe der Danae.
She is one of the most sought-after singers on the concert stage. Highlights of her concert work are: with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at the Ravenna Festival under the baton of Riccardo Muti, with Sir Colin Davis at the St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, with Mariss Jansons at the Vatican in Rome, with Christian Thielemann and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Her concert repertoire includes the Messa da Requiem by Verdi, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Four last songs by R. Strauss, Dvorak’s Requiem and Stabat Mater, to mention only a few.
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 Dec 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.
During the season 2017/18 the artist will perform at the Vienna’s State Opera Rusalka and Der Rosenkavalier, at the Teatro alla Scala di Milano Simone Boccanegra and Aida, at the Bavarian’s State Opera Ariadne auf Naxos.
On the concert stage: the Messa da Requiem by Verdi with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (Riccardo Muti conducting) and at the Metropolitan Opera (James Levine conducting), Opera Arias by R. Strauss with RAI Orchestra (Juraj Valcuha conducting), Rossini’s Stabat Mater with Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Riccardo Muti conducting).
She will sing solo recitals at the Schubertiade Festival and at the Vienna’s State Opera.