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Mirouslava Olivia Yordanova

Miroslava YordanovaThe mezzo-soprano Mirouslava Olivia Yordanova was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. After graduating at the High School of Music and the State Academy she was immediately engaged as a principal singer at the Sofia National Opera. She was a prize-winner in several major competitions in Bulgaria, and also at the Riccardo Zandonai competition in Italy. Miroslava Olivia Yordanova was the Bulgarian representative in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition in 2001, and later that year participated in the l'Accademia Lirica Internazionale di Katia Ricciarelli in Parma. Her broad-ranging operatic repertoire encompasses rôles from Mozart to Stravinsky, and concert engagements have included many contemporary works as well as the standard repertoire.

Amongst her operatic rôles in Bulgaria were Rosina, Idamante, the Female Neighbour (Stravinsky’s Mavra), Mother (Hänsel und Gretel) and Maddalena (Rigoletto).
Recent operatic performances have included Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) at the Festival Lirico della Toscana in Florence, and the same role at the Musica Riva Festival. She also performed the title rôle in La Cenerentola both in Turin and at the Musica Riva Festival. She performed the rôle of Fyodor in Boris Godunov at the Monte Carlo Opera, and the rôle of Il musico in Donizetti’s Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali at the Dordrecht Belcanto Festival in Holland. Last November she sang Emilia (Otello), alongside José Cura and directed by Giancarlo del Monaco, in the Tenerife Opera Festival, and more recently Adalgisa (Norma) in Romania. This summer she makes her British stage debut as Orsini (Lucrezia Borgia) at the Buxton Festival.
 
For the Naxos label she has recorded three CDs featuring rare cantatas by G. B. Sammartini.