Panayot Dimitrov

The tenor, Panayot Dimitrov, was born on the 16th of December 1882 in Ruse. After his secondary education at the Odessa Music School, he graduated from the Kiev Conservatory. He returned to Bulgaria in 1906 and began work as a voice teacher. In 1908, he was one of the founders of the Bulgarska Operna Drushba (Bulgarian Opera Society). Following his debut on the 18th of October 1908 as Manrico in the first performance of the Operna Drushba, Dimitrov continued his vocal education at the Paris Conservatory and went on to specialize in opera-comique. From 1910 to 1921, he sang over twenty lead tenor roles with the Bulgarska Operna Drushba and finished his career in 1929 with the Sofia Opera. Major roles in his career included Faust, Turridu, Manrico, and roles in the operas of Thomas, Smetana and the Bulgarian composer Atanasov. Panayot Dimitrov died on the 19th of February 1941.
Panayot Dimitrov sings Chubrichanche
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I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the recording and biographical notes.


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