Georgi Cholakov

Picture of Georgi Cholakov

The tenor, Georgi Cholakov, was born in Varna in 1935. After studies at the engineering institute of Sofia between 1954 - 1959, he began vocal studies at the State Music Academy in 1960 with Liliana Jablenska. Between 1965 and 1968, he sang with the Stadtsoper in Goerlitz, Germany. From 1968 until 1973, he was a soloist with the Sofia National Opera. He continued his vocal studies in 1970 in Milan with Magda Pikarolo and appeared as a guest in Cuba and Japan. In 1973 additional engagements took him to Moscow, Kiev, and Tashkent. From 1974 until 1977, he was a member of the Stadtsoper in Mannheim then of the Stadtsoper in Duesseldorf from 1977 to 1996. In 1967, Georgi Cholakov was a prizewinner at the Singer Competitions in Verviers (Belgium), France and Toulouse, France. In 1972, he won first prize in the Singers Competition in Merano, Italy. International appearances took him to Cuba, Japan, USSR and other European countries. Major roles in his career included Duca, Alfredo, Rudolfo, Edgardo and concert performances in works of Mozart and Verdi.
Georgi Cholakov sings Lucia di Lammmermoor: Tombe degli avi miei
In RA Format

Georgi Cholakov singsRigoletto: Questa o quella
In RA Format

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

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