{short description of image} Georgi Belev, tenor

The tenor, Georgi Belev, was born 13 April 1908 in Dimitrovgrad, Yugoslavia. In 1934 he took private vocal lessons with Sabcho Sabev. In 1942 he left for Salzburg to study with Moratti. In 1937 he sang at the Co-operative Theater in Sofia. His debut with the Sofia Opera in 1938 was as Alfredo in Traviata.

From 1938 to 1942 he was a leading soloist with the Sofia Opera. In 1942 he was invited by the Bavarian State Opera in Munich to be a guest soloist. While performing there until 1944 he performed many tours throughout Germany and Austria. In 1944 he returned to the Sofia Opera and sang many of the important tenor roles until 1954. Between 1954-56 he appeared with the Stara Zagora Opera. International appearances took him to Roumania, Poland, Yugoslavia and the USSR.

In addition to the major roles of his career including Manrico, Don Jose, Alfredo and Cavaradossi, he was very successful as a cantata and oratorio soloist.

Wagner: Die Walküre Winterstürme