Nicolai Ghiaurov

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Birthday
13, 1929
Birthplace
Velingrad, Bulgaria
Death Date
Jun 2, 2004 (74)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
13, 1929
Birthplace
Velingrad, Bulgaria
Death Date
Jun 2, 2004 (74)

About

Post-war bass opera singer who is associated with works by Verdi. He went on to win the Grand Prix at the International Vocal Competition in Paris, and the first prize at the Fifth World Youth Festival in Prague.

Before Fame

He attended the Bulgarian State Conservatory and the Moscow Conservatory.

Trivia

He performed eighty-one times with the Metropolitan Opera from 1965 to 1996.

Family Life

He and Mirella Freni, an Italian soprano, were married in 1978.

Associated With

His debut in the United States was in Charles Gounod's Faust at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.