Georgi Belev

Picture of Georgi Belev

Georgi Belev was born the 13th. of April 1908 in Dimitrovgrad, Yugoslavia. In 1934, he took private vocal lessons with Sabcho Sabev. In 1942, he left for Salzburg to study with Moratti. In 1937, he sang at the Co-operative Theater in Sofia. His debut with the Sofia Opera in 1938 was as Alfredo in Traviata. From 1938 to 1942, he was a leading soloist with the Sofia Opera. In 1942 he was invited by the Bavarian State Opera in Munich to be a guest soloist. While performing there until 1944, he undertook many tours throughout Germany and Austria. In 1944. he returned to the Sofia Opera and sang many of the important tenor roles until 1954. During 1954-56, he appeared with the Stara Zagora Opera. International appearances took him to Roumania, Poland, Yugoslavia and the USSR. The major roles of his career included Manrico, Don José, Alfredo and Cavaradossi, he was very successful as a cantata and oratorio soloist.

Georgi Belev singsDie walküre: Winterstürme
In RA Format

Georgi Belev singsDie Meistersinger: Preislied
In RA Format

I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the recordings, picture and biographical notes.

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