Petar Naydenov

Petar Naydenov

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Petar Naydenov BASS Bulgarian bass Petar Naydenov began his musical training as a violinist and later studied voice at the National Academy of Music in Sofia. He improved afterwards under the guidance of famous artists like Ghena Dimitrova and Nicola Ghiuselev.   Recently in season 15/16 Petar Naydenov had big success as Ramfis in Opera Cairo, Gremin at Opera Malmö, Basilio in Theatre Aurora Gozo and Conte di Walter in a new production of Luisa Miller at Oper Graz. The season goes further with Basilio in Bergen International Festival, Tromsø and Bodø  and Sparafucile in Oper Schenkenberg/Solothurn. In season 14/15 he was Filippo II and Galitsky at Sofia National Opera and could be heard as Ferrando in Il Trovatore (it.), Timur in Turandot (it.) and Colline in La Bohème at Vienna Volksoper. With great success Petar Naydenov debuted as Filippo II in Cluj Opera and sang Zaccaria at Theater Freiburg. Guest appearances took the young bass to the Theater St. Gallen in the roles of Ruy Gomes da Silva in Ernani and Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni, to the Cairo Opera as Ramfis in Aida, to the Grand Théâtre de Tours as Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra,  to the National Opera in Helsinki as Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, to the Landestheater Linz as Gremin in Eugen Onegin and Don Basilio, to Bucharest National Opera as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, to Sofia National Opera as Zaccaria in Nabucco, Nilakantha in Lakme, Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Galitsky in Prince Igor etc.  The Bulgarian bass gave his operatic debut in 2003 as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte at the Theatre Maribor. At the age of 24 he also made his debut at the Sofia National Opera in the title role in Don Giovanni, followed by Figaro in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. Petar Naydenov can be heard in the 2007 Naxos-recording of „Rachmaninov Opera Highlights" in the part of the Old Gypsy in "Aleko".
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