Tsvetana Bandalovska

Tsvetana Bandalovska


Tsvetana Bandalovska (soprano) graduated in classical singing from the Pancho Vladigerov Academy of Music.

Later she specialized in psychotechnics after the acting method of Michael Chekhov at the Michael Chekhov Foundation in Sofia.

Laureate of a number of competitions: a silver medal at the Boris Christoff Competition (2004), represents Bulgaria at the Singer of the World Competitions in Cardiff, Wales (2005), and Placido Domingo's Operalia in Washington, DC, USA (2001) and others.

She took part in the master classes of the primas Ghena Dimitrova and Raina Kabaivanska and the conductor Prof. Dr. Gustav Kuhn. She continued to improve under the direction of the mezzo-soprano Alexandrina Milcheva and the tenor Salvatore Fisichella.

Since 2001, she has been a soloist at the Sofia National Opera and Ballet, on whose stage she plays roles as: Mimi in "La Bohème", Liù in "Turandot", Cho-Cho-San in "Madame Butterfly" by G. Puccini, Marguerite in "Faust" by Gounod, Donna Elvira in "Don Giovanni", Pamina in "Die Zauberflöte" by W.A. Mozart, Elsa in "Lohengrin", Isolde in "Tristan und Isolde" by R. Wagner, Norma in "Norma" by V. Bellini and many others. She has taken part in international festivals in Hungary, Turkey, Switzerland, Russia and Italy.

In 2004, she sang in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in The Forbidden City in Beijing, China, with the Orchestra of the Nations, conducted by Justus Frantz. Her repertoire also includes works from world and Bulgarian chamber music. In 2004, in a creative tandem with Prof. Blagovesta Konstantinova, she integrally presented the songs of R. Wagner for the first time in Bulgaria.

She has been a guest at the Christmas concerts of the Sofia Boys' Choir several times. She has recorded for the National Radio and Television. She has toured in France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, Tunisia, Croatia and other countries.

In 2009, she became the first Bulgarian singer to present on the Bulgarian stage the role of Salome from the opera of the same name by R. Strauss, prepared under the direction of the prima Anna Tomowa-Sintow.

In 2011, the Ministry of Culture awarded Tsvetana Bandalovska with a diploma for her contribution to the development of Bulgarian culture, and the Union of Music and Dance Workers awarded her the Crystal Lyre Award for her role as Sieglinde in “Die Walküre” by R. Wagner.

In 2016, she was handed out the Golden Feather Award for contribution to the development of operatic art.

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