Svetlina Stoyanova



Mezzosoprano Svetlina Stoyanova is a member of the ensemble at Vienna State Opera. In 2018 she made her house debut as Dryade  (Ariadne auf Naxos) in September 2018, followed by a concert performance of Wiener Staatsoper at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro. She has since performed the roles of Cherubino, Rossweisse (Die Walküre),Tisbe (La Cenerentola) and Lola (Cavalleria Rusticana) at the  Vienna State Opera.

In 2017 Ms Stoyanova won 1st prize in the Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition. In 2016 she won 3rd Prize and highest ranked female singer in Le Grand Prix de l’Opera, after which she was invited to spend a week of recordings with the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Following her success at the Neue Stimmen competition, Svetlina got invitations by numerous houses including a new production of Le nozze di Figaro at Opéra de Nice and Anthéa Theatre where in January/February 2018 she performed her role debut of Cherubino. In the summer of 2018 she also sang the role of Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia at Bregenz Festival.

In 2018 Svetlina Stoyanova graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the tutelage of Clare Shearer with a Masters in Opera as well as a Masters and Bachelors of performance.  During her studies she performed the roles; Nerone (Agrippina), Veronique (Le docteur Miracle), Mother (Mavra) and others.

Also a prolific concert singer and recitalist, Svetlina has performed in recitals sponsored by the organisation Live Music Now. She has performed Angel in Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Beethoven’s Mass in C major with the orchestra of Scottish Opera in Glasgow City Halls. In June 2017 she had a recital as part of the international festival Sofia Music Weeks and in June 2018 she performed Mahler’s  Symphony No.4  with the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra in “Bulgaria” Hall.  Stoyanova sang in the opening ceremony of the 2018 Bregenz Festival in Dvořák’s Mass in D major.

Svetlina is also a Samling Artist, recipient of the Musician’s Company Award Silver Medal and of the Independent Opera Scholarship & Fellowship with whom she performed a recital at the Wigmore Hall.

Current projects include Rosina (Barbiere di Siviglia) at Vienna State Opera and Berlin, and Angelina (La cenerentola) in Florence.

Repertoire Opera

  • Composer Work Role
  • Händel Ariodante Ariodante
  • Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana Lola
  • Massenet Manon Javotte
  • Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro Cherubino
  • Mozart Don Giovanni Zerlina
  • Richard Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos Dryade
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  • Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Wiener Staatsoper, Oktober 2019

    Keine Frage, Mittelpunkt des ausverkauften Abends ist die junge quirlige Mezzosopranistin Svetlina Stoyanova als Rosina. Die in Bulgarien geborene und aufgewachsene, am Royal Conservatoir of Scotland ausgebildete Sängerin und Gewinnerin des Ersten Preises der Neuen Stimmen 2017 in Gütersloh, zeigte mit beinahe unbekümmerter Frische ein gesanglich gerundetes und technisch beherrschtes Rollenportrait mit auffallend schönen Höhen, und ihre souveräne Spiellaune brachte zusätzlich Leben in das Haus des Doktor Bartolo.

    Online Merker, Oct. 21, 2019


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