Thursday, February 24, 2011

Introducing Delyan Slavov

Bulgarian Beefcake: Delyan Slavov

When we received an email from one the world's greatest divas pitching Delyan Slavov, we were a little skeptical at first. However, after realizing that the email was authentic, we decided that we better check out this highly recommended Bulgarian bass and he didn't disappoint.

Slavov made his debut in the role of Ferrando in Verdi's Il Trovatore with the Opera House of Bourgas in 2003, the same year he made his debut in the National Opera in Sofia as the Commendatore in Don Giovanni. He currently performs in all of the major Bulgarian opera houses and concert halls.

On March 11, he begins a run as Dr. Dulacamara in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore at the State Opera Plovdiv before tackling Leporello in Mozart's Don Giovanni at the State Opera Bourgas later in the month.

Here he is singing Sparafucile in Verdi's Rigoletto with Daniela Karaivanova as Gilda and Boyka Vasileva as Maddalena from the State Opera Varna in Bulgaria. 

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1 comment:

  1. So this site is watched by at least one Famous Retired Diva keen on eyecandy... one who knows what goes on on the Bulgarian stage. Two names spring to mind: ATS and RK, with MF (Italian but married to a Bulgarian) another possible.
    I've just checked Slavov's site ( to find him pictured with a fourth FRD (RS). Could it be a clue?