R.I.P CHRISTINA ANGELAKOVA (1944 – 2018)
The celebrated Bulgarian opera prima Hristina Angelakova has passed away at age 73. She was born on October 29, 1944. Hristina Angelakova graduated from a high school in the town of Shumen (Northeast Bulgaria). Later, she studied at the National Academy of Music in Sofia in the classes of Professor Sima Ivanova. Hristina Angelakova specialized at Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome and the Center for Development of Young Singers at Milan’sTeatro alla Scala. Hristina Angelakova’s career began with a three-year contract with La Scala where she made her debut on stage. In 1973 Angelakova won the first prize at the competition for opera singers in the town of Treviso (Italy). Later, she earned other prestigious awards, too. She is a laureate of the Order of Saints Cyril and Methodius first class, as well as the Commendatore title for her exceptional merits to Italy’s culture.
Hristina Angelakova was a soloist of the Sofia National Opera and Ballet for over two decades. She was a director of the Sofia Opera between 2001 and 2004. She combined her duties at the Sofia National Opera and Ballet with her multiple participations at foreign music stages quite successfully. She also lectured at the National Academy of Music. She toured Berlin, Munich, Budapest, Dusseldorf, Liege, Leipzig, Bologna, Palermo, Ravenna, Moscow, Rouen and Athens as a soloist and chamber musician. She partnered with many celebrated musicians. Hristina Angelakova was also an artistic director of the Mozart Days Festival in Pravets.