Famous Opera Voices of Bulgaria: Nikola Nikolov | Gega New GD414

Famous Opera Voices of Bulgaria: Nikola Nikolov

£15.26

Label: Gega New

Cat No: GD414

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 6th November 2020

Contents

Works

Giordano, Umberto

Andrea Chenier
» Come un bel di di maggio

Hristov, Dobri

Lukovitski momi (Lukovit Maidens)

Leoncavallo, Ruggiero

Pagliacci
» Vesti la giubba (Act 1)

Mascagni, Pietro

Cavalleria rusticana
» Mamma, quel vino e generoso

Meyerbeer, Giacomo

L'Africaine
» Mi batte il cor ...O paradiso

Pipkov, Lyubomir

Momchil
» Beautiful lady, my joy (Scene 2)

Ponchielli, Amilcare

La Gioconda
» Cielo e mar! (Act 2)

Puccini, Giacomo

La Boheme
» Che gelida manina (Your tiny hand is frozen) (Act 1)
» Sono andati
Madama Butterfly
» Addio fiorito assil
Manon Lescaut
» Donna non vidi mai
Tosca
» E lucevan le stelle (Act 3)
Turandot
» Nessun dorma (Act 2)

Rossini, Gioacchino

Guillaume Tell
» Il giuro, egli disse! (Act 4)

Verdi, Giuseppe

Aida
» Celeste Aida
Il trovatore
» Di quella pira (Act 3)
Otello
» Dio, mi potevi scagliar tutti i mali (Act 3)

Artists

Nikola Nikolov (tenor)
Lilyana Vassileva (soprano)
Sofia Opera Orchestra
Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Conductors

Asen Naydenov
Vasil Stefanov
Radosveta Boyadjieva

Works

Giordano, Umberto

Andrea Chenier
» Come un bel di di maggio

Hristov, Dobri

Lukovitski momi (Lukovit Maidens)

Leoncavallo, Ruggiero

Pagliacci
» Vesti la giubba (Act 1)

Mascagni, Pietro

Cavalleria rusticana
» Mamma, quel vino e generoso

Meyerbeer, Giacomo

L'Africaine
» Mi batte il cor ...O paradiso

Pipkov, Lyubomir

Momchil
» Beautiful lady, my joy (Scene 2)

Ponchielli, Amilcare

La Gioconda
» Cielo e mar! (Act 2)

Puccini, Giacomo

La Boheme
» Che gelida manina (Your tiny hand is frozen) (Act 1)
» Sono andati
Madama Butterfly
» Addio fiorito assil
Manon Lescaut
» Donna non vidi mai
Tosca
» E lucevan le stelle (Act 3)
Turandot
» Nessun dorma (Act 2)

Rossini, Gioacchino

Guillaume Tell
» Il giuro, egli disse! (Act 4)

Verdi, Giuseppe

Aida
» Celeste Aida
Il trovatore
» Di quella pira (Act 3)
Otello
» Dio, mi potevi scagliar tutti i mali (Act 3)

Artists

Nikola Nikolov (tenor)
Lilyana Vassileva (soprano)
Sofia Opera Orchestra
Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Conductors

Asen Naydenov
Vasil Stefanov
Radosveta Boyadjieva

About

Nikola Nikolov (1925-2007) sang in the most famous opera theatres: La Scala Milano, Covent Garden and Metropolitan Opera. For many years he sang in the Vienna Opera, where he was engaged to perform the tenor parts in 37 different operas. He was also sought after and preferred in the opera of Rome – he was invited there to sing Macduff from Verdi’s Macbeth in the opera performance staged by Luchino Visconti (1906-1976), and in the famous Teatro di San Carlo in Naples he was invited to sing a very special and complex role – that of Vasco da Gama in L’Africaine by Meyerbeer, which was staged for many seasons exclusively with his participation.

Nikola Nikolov has the typical bel canto tenor, characteristic of Verdi’s operas – a beautiful timbre in all registers with especially spectacular heights and the powerful sound of a trumpet – a strong, flexible voice that expresses the finest nuances, and for this reason he performed both dramatic and lyrical parts. Among his iconic roles are: Radames (Aida), Alfredo (La Traviata), Manrico (Il Trovatore), Ernani, Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Don Alvaro (La forza del destino), Macduff (Macbeth), Othello and other roles from Verdi’s operas; Rodolfo (La Bohème), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Prince Calaf (Turandot) from Puccini’s operas; Don José (Carmen)by Bizet, Canio (Pagliacci) by Leoncavallo, and Turiddu (Cavalleria rusticana) by Mascagni – over 30 main tenor roles. We must also mention Baldwin from Pancho Vladigerov’s (1899-1978) opera Tsar Kaloyan, as well as his participation in many tours abroad of the National Opera and dozens of participations at various national festivals and in performances at all opera theatres in Bulgaria. In fact, Nikola Nikolov refused many tempting proposals from big opera theatres and preferred to remain in his native opera.

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