Bulgarian Mezzo-Soprano, SVETLINA STOYANOVA, was born in Sofia. She sung in the Children's Choir of the Bulgarian National Radio for 9 years. She trained in the UK, obtaining a Bachelor degree with Honors and two Masters degrees (Vocal Performance in 2016 and Opera in 2018) from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, under the tutelage of Clare Shearer.
In 2016, Ms Stoyanova was awarded 3rd Prize and highest ranked female singer in Le Grand Prix de l’Opera de Bucarest, and was subsequently invited to record with the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, and, in 2017, she was awarded 1st prize in the Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition. Following her competition success, Svetlina Stoyanova was invited by Opéra de Nice Côte d’Azur and Anthéa Theatre to perform Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) and the leading role of Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) for the Bregenz Festival.
Svetlina Stoyanova joined the Vienna State Opera as a soloist for seasons 2018/19 and 2019/20. She made her house debut as Dryade (Ariadne auf Naxos) and also performed the roles of Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Roßweiße (Die Walküre) and Lola (Cavalleria Rusticana), among others. She also appeared in guest performances of the Vienna State Opera as Cherubino at the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg and as Zerlina (Don Giovanni) at the Tonhalle, Düsseldorf. With Ensemble Matheus, led by Maestro Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Svetlina Stoyanova made her role debut as Isabella (L’Italiana in Algeri) which toured in France.
In the summer of 2020, Svetlina Stoyanova made her debut as Angelina (La Cenerentola) with the New Generation Festival in Forence, Italy. In 2021, Svetlina Stoyanova made her debuts in Bolshoi Theatre with the role of Rosina, Sofia National Opera as Angelina and in Teatro alla Scala as Cherubino; and returned to Bregenz Festival as Wellgunde in Das Rheingold. She also performed the role of Rosina at Teatro alla Scala in a new production by Leo Muscato.
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