Ghena Dimitrova
Ghena Dimitrova

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Name: Ghena Dimitrova
Occupation: Opera Singer
Gender: Female
Birth Day: May 6, 1941
Age: 81
Country: Bulgaria
Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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Ghena Dimitrova

Ghena Dimitrova was born on May 6, 1941 in Bulgaria (81 years old). Ghena Dimitrova is an Opera Singer, zodiac sign: Taurus. Find out Ghena Dimitrovanet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Trivia

She debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in 1988.

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Before Fame

She was offered admittance to the Sofia Conservatory and taught singing after graduation.

Biography Timeline

1941

Ghena Dimitrova was born in the Bulgarian village of Beglezh, some 25 km from Pleven, in 1941. She started singing in the school choir and her powerful voice led to her being offered a place at the Sofia Conservatory studying under Christo Brambarov between 1959 and 1964. While she was initially classified as a mezzo-soprano, she was recognised as a soprano in her second year.

1967

After finishing her studies at the Sofia Conservatory, she started teaching singing. Her breakthrough came in 1967 as Abigaille in a Bulgarian National Opera production of Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco after a couple of other sopranos dropped out. In the early recordings Dimitrova's voice had not yet reached its signature size, and in many of the early Nabucco productions, the final optional high C is omitted in the cabaletta, Salgo già, which she would include later in her career.

1970

Dimitrova won the Sofia International Singing Competition in 1970, the prize including a course of study at La Scala's Scuola di Perfezionamento.

1975

She made her Italian debut as Turandot in Treviso in 1975, and essayed the same role for her 1983 La Scala debut opposite tenor Plácido Domingo in Franco Zeffirelli's lavish production. She also sang at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires in 1974-75, where she sang Tosca, Turandot, Andrea Chenier, Il trovatore and Don Carlo. Her Turandot is also preserved in a video of the Arena di Verona production from 1983, with Nicola Martinucci and Cecilia Gasdia. In 1987, she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York performing the same role.

1981

Her debut in the United States was in 1981 performing the role of Elvira in Ernani. She sang at the Barbican Arts Centre in Ponchielli's La Gioconda in 1983 before making her Covent Garden debut in the same year. Her late debut she later attributed simply to "politics".

2001

After retiring from the stage in 2001, Dimitrova remained active working with young singers. One of her best students is the soprano Elena Baramova.

2005

Dimitrova died of cancer in Milan on 11 June 2005. After her death the Bulgarian Government promised to establish a fund in her name for promising young singers.

Family Life

Ghena was born in Beglezh.

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Currently, Ghena Dimitrova is 81 years, 6 months and 24 days old. Ghena Dimitrova will celebrate 82nd birthday on a Saturday 6th of May 2023. Below we countdown to Ghena Dimitrova upcoming birthday.

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