The coloratura soprano Petya Ivanova made her opera debut at the National Opera in Sofia, where she sang among others Rosina, Lucia, Gilda and Oscar. Since 2002 she is a member of the the National Theatre in Maribor, Slovenia, where she interpreted the Queen of the Night, Cunegonde, Nanetta and Olympia. Petya's career as a concert and opera singer has brought her to in many countries such as France, Belgium, Italy, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia and Finland. She sang the role Zerlina in the Split Opera Festival, and made her debut as Lakmé at the Maribor National Theatre and Sofia State Opera. She recently sang Gilda in Klagenfurt Theatre in Austria and the Queen of the Night at the Hamburg State Opera, Vienna Volksopera and Vienna State Opera. She also returned  to the Essen Opera House for the role Lucia and Elvira (I puritani) and sang Lucia in Innsbruck. Her recent engagements include Rosina in St. Gallen, Lucia at the National Reiseoper in Holland and role Amelia in I Briganti by Rossini at the Rossini in Wildbad festival in Germany. She also toured with Adina (Elisir d'Amore) in China and Micaela (Carmen) in Japan.


Over the past years Petya Ivanova has performed not only on opera stages but also as a concert singer in France, Belgium, Italy, Finland, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Slovenia. She took part in recordings on radio and TV in various productions such as The Nightingale by Stravinsky, Lakmé by Delibes and Semiramide by Rossini.


“The Bulgarian soprano Petya Ivanova seems to be born for the role

of  Gilda. With a fascinating charisma she is forming her voice as well

in the high and low register even and intonates clear as a bell." (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Nachrichten)



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