Guest of the Opera
The Bulgarian soprano Anna Todorova has studied singing at the Sofia Conservatory with prof. Bojka Kosseva and at the National Academy of Music in Sofia under the pedagogic tutelage of Docent Sabin Markov. She began her carrier on the stage of the National Opera in Sofia where she created Mozart’s Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte) and Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Verdi’s Gilda (Rigoletto) and Luisa Miller, Rachel (Halévy: La Juive) and other roles. In 1998 she became a laureate of the 35th International Singing Contest Francisco Viñas in Barcelona. From 1997 she lives in the Czech Republic. She was engaged first at the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Plzeň, where she sang Lucia (Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor), Margherita (Boito: Mefistofele) or Abigaille (Verdi: Nabucco). From 1998 to 2011 she was a soloist of the Prague State Opera, where she created a number of important roles of the world soprano repertoire such as Lucia (Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor), Verdi’s Violetta (La traviata), Leonora (Il trovatore), Abigaille (Nabucco), Elena (I vespri siciliani) and other roles. At the stage of the Prague State Opera Anna Todorova also appeared in the world premieres of the operas Die Physiker by Andreas Pflüger (2000) and Joseph Merrick dit Elephant Man by Laurent Petitgirard (2002). Since January 2012 she has been a soloist of the Czech National Opera. From 1998 she had cooperated with Opera Mozart as Donna Anna (Mozart: Don Giovanni) and regulary brushes up her performance under the leadership of prof. Jiří Kotouč. During her carreer she has performed in Slovakia, Dannmark, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and other countries. Her concert repertoire includes Mozart's Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Verdi’s Requiem etc. She has appeared successfully at the international festivals including Prague Spring, Prague Autumn, Bydgoszcz opera festival, or Smetana's Litomyšl. She cooperated with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra in Bulgary (Britten: The Turn of the Screw) and with the Prague Symphony Orchestra (Bononcini: Astarto). She has recorded contemporary music for Arkadia-Agora.
Update: March 2013