Petar Naydenov

Bass / Bassbaritone

Petar Naydenov began his musical training playing the violin. He then studied voice at the National Academy of Music in Sofia and improved under the guidance of the famous artists Ghena Dimitrova, Nicola Ghiuselev and Roberto Scandiuzzi.  

The Bulgarian bass gave his operatic debuts in 2003 as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte at the Theatre Maribor and in 2004 at the Sofia National Opera in the title role in Don Giovanni, followed by Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro.

From 2006 till 2012 guest appearances took him to the Theater St. Gallen in the roles of Ruy Gomes da Silva in Ernani and Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni, to the Cairo Opera as Ramfis in Aida, to the Grand Théâtre de Tours as Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra,  to the National Opera in Helsinki as Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, to the Landestheater Linz as Gremin in Eugen Onegin and Don Basilio, to Bucharest National Opera as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, to Sofia National Opera as Zaccaria in Nabucco, Nilakantha in Lakme, Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Galitsky in Prince Igor etc. 

2009 Petar Naydenov was a finalist at the Placido Domingo’s “Operalia“ competition.

2012 till 2015 Petar Naydenov was a member of Volksoper Vienna and could be seen as Ferrando in Il Trovatore, Timur in Turandot, Colline in La Bohème Hagen in „Wagners RING an einem Abend" and Sparafucile in Rigoletto a.o.

In the seasons 2016/2017/2018 Petar Naydenov had big successes as Conte di Walter in the new production of Luisa Miller at Oper Graz, Gremin at Opera Malmö, Ramfis in Opera Cairo, Basilio in the np of Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Bergen International Festival and Theatre Aurora in Malta a.o.  He also gave his debuts at the Israeli Opera Tel Aviv as Mephistopheles in Gounod‘s Faust, conducted by Dan Ettinger and directed by Stefano Poda and at Teatro Verdi Trieste as Sarastro in The magic flute.

In 2018/19 he had concert appearances at Opera Bergen, Noway in F. Schubert Messe Es-dur and Requiem W.A. Mozart.

At present he rehearses in Sofia National Opera and will appear in April 2019 in the titel role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni (cond.: Erich Wächter, dir. Hugo de Ana). The artist is an often-invited guest at his home stage in Sofia as Zaccaria in Nabucco, Philippe II in Don Carlo, Galitsky in Prince Igor, Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra and Nilakantha in Lakmé. In April 2019 will also sing Requiem Verdi by the opening event of Plovdiv Cultural Capital of Europe 2019 at Plovdiv Opera.

Next season 2019/2020 Petar Naydenov will be Ramfis in Aida at Luxor Opera Festival 2019 in front of the Hatshepsut Tempel in Egypt (cond.: Oksana Lyniv) and will return to Sofia Opera as Don Giovanni and Padre Guardiano/La forza del destino.

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