The soprano PLAMENA GIRGINOVA (1989) was born in Sofia. She graduated from the First German High School. After more than 10 years as a choir member and soloist of the Children’s Choir of the Bulgarian National Radio, she began studying classical singing at the Prof. Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music in the class of prof. Mila Dyulgerova and completed her Master’s degree.

Her significant achievements include First Prize at the Ghena Dimitrova National Competition for Young Opera Singers, First Prize at the Gustav Mahler International Competition for Voice-Piano Duo, Second Prize at the Crown of Tarnovgrad European Youth Competition and Second Prize at the Young Virtuosos Competition.

In 2016 she toured extensively throughout Sofia, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Frankfurt, Brussels, Berlin, Vienna and Paris with a starring role in Ivo Dimchev’s Icarus Award-winning experimental improvisational opera Operville. In 2017, she performed in the Sofia Opera Richard Wagner’s Parsifal. She participated in the master classes of Darina Takova, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Enedina Lloris, Eva Lindqvist, Silvana Dussmann and others.

She was selected as a fellow of the Boris Hristov Foundation, which provided her with training with Renata Scotto at the Santa Cecilia Opera Studio in Rome in 2015, and she is also a fellow of the Yordan Kamdzhalov Foundation and often participates in the events he organizes.

In 2021 she appeared several times as the Queen of the Night from Mozart’s The Magic Flute on the stage of Varna Opera directed by Antoniu Zamfir (Romania), as well as in the role of the doll Olympia from The Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach in a premiere production on the stage of Summer Theatre – Varna conducted by Pavel Baleff and directed by the Austrian Ursula Horner.

She participated in performances of the stage cantata Carmina Burana by Carl Orff under the baton of Maestro Emil Tabakov within the Plovdiv Opera Festival – Opera Open 2021, and in 2022 she was a soloist in Carmina Burana under the baton of Yordan Kamdzhalov on the stage of Bulgaria Hall and the Antique Theatre Plovdiv. In the same year she made her debut in the role of Zaide from Mozart’s opera of the same name – a premiere production for Bulgaria, within the framework of the Chamber Opera Festival in Sofia. In April 2023 she made her debut in the role of Violetta Valerie from Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata at the Golden Diana Music Festival in Yambol.

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