{short description of image} Tzvetana Tabakova, soprano

The soprano, Tzvetana Tabakova, was born 27 January 1905 in Breznik. She started her vocal education in 1924 at the State Academy of Music in Sofia with Ivan Voulpe. During this time she also worked as an actress at the Sofia Opera. She also studied privately in Paris.

Her debut was with the Sofia Opera in 1924. Between 1924 and 1936 she performed over 20 roles with the Sofia Opera. In 1932 she performed with great acclaim in Boris Godunov as a partner to Fedor Chaliapin in London with the Tzeretelli Russian Opera. In 1932 she was the Silver PrizeWinner in the International Singer Competition in Vienna. Major roles in her career included Tosca, Tatyana, Donna Anna, Elsa in Lohengrin and the soprano roles in many of the Bulgarian operas.

Tzvetana Tabakova died 6 November 1936.

Dobri Christoff: Haiduchka Pesen
Traditional Bulgarian song How Much I love you