We are accustomed to his voice sounding on solemn occasions and ceremonies with the prayer of thanksgiving, "Many Years". "Grant, O Lord, to the pious and Orthodox Bulgarian people and keep them for many years!"
We rise to our feet, tingling with excitement and adoration at the power, beauty and immensity of this voice.
It has been heard on the greatest opera stages. Conductors, directors, statesmen and millions of admirers were in awe of him.
Even today, when his name is mentioned, everyone says "Oh, Boris Christoff! Incredible!!!"
The Bulgarian who lived outside Bulgaria, but it was always in his heart. The Bulgarian who loved his people to his last breath, helped his young colleagues, gave generously of his talent.
Today is his birthday!
Many years, Maestro!
Forever in our hearts!