Petar Zolotovich, baritone

The baritone, Petar Zolotovich, was born 27 January 1893 in Sofia. From 1911 to 1915 he was a chorus member of the Sofia Opera and began vocal studies with Ivan Voulpe.

His debut on 20 January 1919 was as Valentin with the Sofia Opera. He became a principle soloist with that company from 1917 until 1942. In 1923 he left for studies in Germany and continued on in 1925 with studies in Italy. In 1925 he returned to Sofia to sing Scarpia. After 1942 he switched to the Operetta Theater and in 1944 founded the Children Theater renamed in 1945 to the Theater for Youth. After 1949 he performed with the State Music Theater "Stefan Makedonsky".

His stage life of over 45 years included sixty opera and operetta roles. He was known for his interpretations of Tomsky in Pique Dame, Gerard in Andrea Chenier, Zurga in The Pearl Fishers, Galitski in Prince Igor and Rigoletto.

Dunaevski: Volnieaviatar "Song of the Wind"