Dr. Zahari Metchkov collaborates with Tsvetana Bandalovska, Soprano

January 2018 Concert
Tsvetana Bandalovska graduated from the “Pancho Vladigerov” State Academy of Music with an MA in Opera Singing in the classes of Prof.Sima Ivanova and Dr Christina Angelakova.

She has specialized in the psycho-physical acting method of Michael Chekhov.

She has won numerous competitions such as “Boris Christoff” in 2004, received a silver medal, awarded to her by the famous Ghena Dimitrova and was selected to represent Bulgaria at the competitions “Singer of the World” in Cardiff, Wales in 2005 and Placido Domingo's “Operalia” in Washington, USA, in 2001. Since 2001 she has been a soloist at the Sofia Opera, on whose stage she portrayed roles from “La Bohème”, “Turandot”, “Madama Butterfly” by Puccini, “Faust” by Gounod, “Don Giovanni” by Mozart and many others.
Tsvetana Bandalovska was born in Komi, Russia. She studied at the Pancho Vladigerov Academy of Music, Sofia, graduating with a MM in Opera Singing in 1999, and has been specializing in psycho techniques based on Anthroposophy at the Michael Chekhov Foundation, Sofia. Her vocal instructors include Christina Angelakova, Alexandrina Miltcheva, Salvatore Fisichella, and mastered her vocal skills with the distinguished opera primi Raina Kabaivanska, Gena Dimitrova and Anna Tomowa-Sintow.

Since 2001 she is a contract principal artist at the Sofia National Opera.

Her repertoire includes the roles Salome – Salome, Dido – “Dido&Aeneas”, Donna Anna& Donna Elvira – “Don Giovanni”, Pamina – “Die Zauberflöte”, Mimi – “La Boheme”, Marguerite – “Faust”, Michaela – “Carmen”, Cio-Cio-San – “Madama Butterfly”, Liu – “Turandot”, Desdemona – “Otello”, Leonora – “Il Trovatore”, as well as chamber and oratorial music. Tsvetana Bandalovska has performed in France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Taiwan, USA, Russia, Great Britain and Tunisia.

2001- present – contract  as principal artist at the Sofia National Opera (Bulgaria)

1998-1999 – State  Academy of Music “Pancho Vladigerov,” Sofia (Bulgaria)
Master of Music, Opera Singing;
1994-1998 – State Academy of Music “Pancho Vladigerov,” Sofia (Bulgaria)
Bachelor of Music, Opera Singing