Opera Boiko Zvetanov

Boiko Zvetanov

Boiko Zvetanov studied music and singing at the Bulgarian Academy of Music in Sofia Bulgaria, the city of his birth. Following his studies he was called to the National Opera in Sofia where he sang roles as diverse as The Duke in Rigoletto, Foresto in Verdi’s Attila, Lindoro in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri, Fernando in La Favoritta by Donizetti, Pollione in Bellini’s Norma and Radames in Verdi’s Aida.
In 1988 Boiko Zvetanov won International Singing Competitions in both Sofia and Bilbao leading to significant successes as a concert and oratorio singer while completing his training by further studies with Boris Christoff in Rome, with the chamber singer Margarita Lilova at the Vienna State Opera and with the famous tenor and singing pedagogue Carlo Bergonzi at the Verdi-Academy in Busseto.
Since 1991 Boiko Zvetanov has been a member of the Zurich Opera House where he has sung much of the standard tenor repertory including Rodolfo in La Boheme und Luisa Miller, Alvaro in La Forza del Destino, Gustavo in Un Ballo in Maschera, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur, Canio in I Pagliacci, Luiggi in Il Tabarro, Lenski in Eugen Onegin, Grigori in Boris Godunov as well as the specialty roles of Arnoldo in William Tell, Gualtiero in Il Pirata, Argirio in Rossini’s Tancredi. It was in 1999 that Boiko Zvetanov shared the title of Wolf-Ferrari’s Sly with Jose Carreras with great success.
He sang Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera in Munich and Lille, Manrico in Il Trovatore in Hamburg and Edinburgh, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor in Valencia and December 2000 and Calaf in Turandot and Enzo in La Gioconda in Tokyo. It was also in the role of Calaf that Boiko Zvetanov made his U.S. debut with Tulsa Opera in 2000.
Recent successes have included Puccini`s Tosca in Genova, Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci in Catania, and in June 2011 he sang Ernani in Bologna.
Other theaters with which Boiko Zvetanov has been closed associated include Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Semperoper in Dresden, the Opera de Paris Bastille and increasingly at the Liceu in Barcelona. He has also appeared in the opera houses of Athene (Megaron Hall), Bologna, Brasilia, Brussel, Catania, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt a.M., Genova, Hamburg, Hannover, Karlsruhe, Messina, Mexico, Moskow, Oslo, Stockholm, Tokyo, Valencia, Verona, Vienna, Wiesbaden.

Boiko Zvetanov has worked under some of the world’s greatest opera conductors including Riccardo Chailly, Bruno Bartoletti, Lamberto Gardelli, Marcello Viotti, Ralf Weikert, Carlo Franci, Nicola Rescigno, Nello Santi, Zubin Mehta, recently with Maurizio Arena in Catania, among many others.
Boiko Zvetanov can be heard on the Arte Nova Classics label in CD’s of operatic arias and complete versions of Verdi’s Il Trovatore, Un Ballo in Maschera and Attila.