The tenor, Kaludi Kaludov, was born 15 March 1953 in Karavelovo. He studied at the State Academy of Music as a student of Mdme. Jablenska. Kaludi won prizes in singing competitions in Sofia, Genoa, Athens and Moscow. Between 1978 and 1989, in addition to being first tenor with the Sofia National Opera, he appeared at many important European opera houses. He worked with the conductors Claudio Abbado, Fabio Luisi, Zuben Mehta and Riccardo Muti appearing in Attila in La Scala, Masked Ball in Genoa and Aida in Tel Aviv.
His appearances in the United States as Dimitri in Boris Godunov took him to Chicago and Houston. Additional international appearances followed in Buenos Aires, Berlin, Dresden, Rome, Hamburg, Chile, France, Amsterdam, Philadelphia and Finland. In 1997-98 he toured Japan with the Slovak National Theater. Concert engagements took the singer to San Francisco, Trieste, Paris, Leipzig, Berlin and Geneva. Roles in his repertoire included Alfredo, Don Carlo, Radames, Manrico, Levski, Dimitri, Nemorino, Edgardo and the Duke in Rigoletto.
Ponchielli: La Gioconda Cielo e mar
Verdi: Rigoletto Ella mi fu rapita
Verdi: Rigoletto Questa o quella
Verdi: La traviata De' miei bollenti spiriti