Dimiter Uzunov


Picture of Dimiter Uzunov in Otello with Kabaivanska
Dimiter Uzunov in Otello with Kabaivanska

Picture of Uzunov
I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the pictures.
Picture of Uzunov with Georgieva in Otello
Uzunov with Georgieva in Otello

I wish to thank Thomas Silverbörg for the picture.

The tenor, Dimiter Uzunov, was born in Stara Zagora on the 10th of December 1922. After graduating from the Theological School of Sofia, he sang in the chorus of the Sofia National Opera until 1948. His vocal studies began at the Music Academy in 1946, first as a baritone, but switching to the dramatic tenor repertoire at the advice of his teacher, Christo Brumbarov. His debut was in the title role of Werther in a 1947 production by the Sofia National Opera. After an appearance with the Bolshoi Opera in 1952, there were performances with the Paris Opera in 1958, the Arena di Verona in 1960, La Scala in 1960 and 1961, and at the Salzburg Festival in 1965. Additional engagements included Covent Garden, Barcelona and the Vienna State Opera. Following a Metropolitan Opera debut as Don José in 1958, additional major roles there included Radames, Otello, Canio and Samson. After an unsuccessful throat operation, he served as director of the Sofia National Opera. In 1976 he traveled to Vienna working for the Vienna State Opera as a director and then in 1980 performing character roles. While his voice was not truly heroic, a strong presence and good diction allowed him to triumph as Otello, his favorite role. He died in Vienna on the 11th of December 1985.

Dimiter Uzunov sings Boris Godunov: Dimitrij! Carevich! Dimitrij!, with Sijka Petrova

Dimiter Uzunov sings Iolanta: Chudnyj dar prirody vechnyj , with Katia Georgieva
I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the recordings.
Dimiter Uzunov sings Turandot: Nessun dorma

Dimiter Uzunov sings Aida: Celeste Aida
I wish to thank Claude Ribou for the recording.
Dimiter Uzunov sings Samson et Dalila: Vois ma misère
I wish to thank George Cardol for the recording.
Dimiter Uzunov sings Otello: Dio ti giocondi, with Zinka Milanov

Dimiter Uzunov sings Aida: Gia i sacerdoti, with Elena Nicolai

Dimiter Uzunov sings Otello: Esultate

Dimiter Uzunov sings: Pique Dame: Chto nasha zhizn?
I would like to thank Thomas Silverboerg for the recordings.
I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the biographical notes.

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