The Bulgarian Mezzosoprano Svetlina Stoyanova, was born in Sofia.
In 2016 Stoyanova was awarded 3rd Prize and highest ranked female singer in Le Grand Prix de l’Opera, and was subsequently invited to record with the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, and in 2017 she was awarded 1st prize in the Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition.Following her competition success, Svetlina Stoyanova was invited by Opéra de Nice Côte d’Azur and Anthéa Theatre to perform Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) and the leading role of Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) for the Bregenz Festival.
Svetlina Stoyanova joined the Vienna State Opera as a soloist for seasons 2018/19 and 2019/20. She made her house debut as Dryade (Ariadne auf Naxos) and also performed the roles of Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Roßweiße (Die Walküre) and Lola (Cavalleria Rusticana), among others. She also appeared in guest performances of the Vienna State Opera as Cherubino at the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg and as Zerlina (Don Giovanni) at the Tonhalle, Düsseldorf.
With Ensemble Matheus, led by Maestro Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Svetlina Stoyanova made her role debut as Isabella in (L’Italiana in Algeri) which toured in France. In the summer of 2020, Svetlina Stoyanova made her role debut as Angelina (La Cenerentola) at the New Generation Festival in Florence, Italy.
Since then, Svetlina Stoyanova has debuted at important opera houses and festivals, such as the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and the Zurich Opera House. She is particularly associated with La Scala in Milan, where she has sung roles such as Rosina (Barbiere di Siviglia), Cherubino (Nozze di Figaro), Zulma (Italiana in Algeri) and Dryade (Ariadne auf Naxos).
Highlights in the current season include:
Angelina (La Cenerentola) in Riga and Athens, Cherubino (Nozze di Figaro) at La Scala Milan, Stéphano (Roméo et Juliette) at the Theater an der Wien and her return to Glyndebourne Festival as Sesto (Giulio Cesare).
|Il barbiere di Siviglia
|L´Italiana in Algeri
|Il viaggio a Reims
|Le Nozze di Figaro
|Così fan tutte
|Roméo et Juliette
|Lucia di Lammermoor
|Hänsel und Gretel
|Ariadne auf Naxos