Atanas Ivanov

Picture of Atanas Ivanov
Atanas Ivanov was born on the 30th of April 1895 in Nova Zagora. In 1918, he graduated from the Conservatory in Sofia as a student of Anna Todorova. In 1919, he began private lessons with Ivan Voulpe and worked with the Bulgarska Operna Drushba. Between 1928-29, he continued his studies in Milan with Borgi, Cotoni and Pertile. His debut was as Hoffman in the Tales of Hoffman in 1923 with the Sofia Opera. After international appearances, he returned to Bulgaria 1930 and performed until an illness in 1932 forced him to leave the stage. After a lengthy absence, he returned to the Sofia Opera in 1952 for his second debut as Alfredo in Traviata. Ivanov was a representative of the Italian bel canto tradition in Bulgaria. In 1957, he became a concert performer, soloist and second conductor with the Alexander Nevski Cathedral Choir. Major roles in his career included Radames, Cavaradossi, Nadir and many of the tenor roles of Bulgarian operas. Atanas Ivanov died on December 19th, 1961.
Atanas Ivanov sings Cavalleria Rusticana: Siciliana
In RA Format

Atanas Ivanov singsAndrea Chenier: Improvviso
In RA Format
I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the recordings, picture and biographical notes.

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