Saturday, January 4, 2014

Ghiaurov, Nicolai

Nicolai Ghiaurov(1929-2004), Bulgarian bass, studied at the Sofia Conservatory, then at Leningrad and Moscow conservatories, debut with Sofia Opera in 1955, won Paris International Competition, sang in London, Bolshoi Opera, La Scala, Vienna, and NY Met. He was admired for his powerful voice, married Italian soprano Mirella Freni, the two singers frequently performed together.

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