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picture of the singerChristo Brambarov, baritone

The baritone, Christo Brambarov, was born on October 15th, 1907 in Lovec. After attending the Music Academy of Sofia he finished his vocal studies in Italy.

In 1936 he began a long and successful career with the National Opera of Sofia. International appearances took him to the famous opera houses of Italy, France, Hungary, Poland, Yugoslavia, Romania and Czechoslovakia. The major roles in his career included: Rigoletto, Rodrigo in Don Carlos, Renato, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Escamillio, the Flying Dutchman, Wotan, and the major focus of his career, Boris Godunov. He also was active in singing roles in the operas of the Bulgarian composers Pipkov and Stoyanov.

The real fame of Christo Brambarov was`in his teaching. Known as a specialist in Bel Canto, among his many famous students are included Nicolai Ghiaurov, Nicola Ghiuselev and Ghena Dimitrova. He died on 12 July 1974 in Sofia.

We are pleased to present him here in Boris Godunov