Stefka Evstatieva – opera singing
Ms. Stefka Evstatieva, is a Bulgarian born singer, a soprano of international acclaim. She is a graduate of the Bulgarian National Conservatory in Sofia, a student of Professor Kiselova. She is a winner of the Fifth International Competition “Р.I. Tchaikovsky”, jury’s Special price, “Grand Prix” of the Belgium Radio and Television Competition, “Grand Prix” of the Sixth International Competition for Yong Opera Singers, Sofia, Bulgaria and the “Giovanni Zanatello Award” for best performer of the year 1982 at Arena di Verona.
Stefka Evstatieva is a lyrico – dramatic soprano. The lyric and the dramatic nuances of her voice allow her to express easily and in a brilliant way the lyric and dramatic moods of the parts she sings. She has always tried to characterize truthfully the styles of the individual authors, which offered her the possibility to perform in masterpieces such as Don Carlos, Un Ballo in Maschera, Otello, Il Trovatore, La Forza del Destino Aida, Tosca, La Boheme, Adriana Lequevreur, Andrea Chenier, Mafistofele, Eugeni Onegin, Don Giovanni, Queen of Spades, Cavalleria Rusticana, and others.
Opera lovers from around the world had the privilege to listen to Ms. Evstatieva’s performances at Metropoliten Opera, La Scala, Covent Garden, Paris Grand Opera, Teatro Colon, Vienna State Opera, Arena di Verona, Toronto, Montreal, Dallas, Miami, San Francisco, Washington D.C. etc.
Recordings include: Sony – Price Igor (Borodin), Queen of Spades (Tchaikovsky); Fidelio – Vera Sheloga and Snow Maiden (R. Korsakov); Naxos – Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascani); Laserlight Classics – Mefistoffele (Boito); Balkanton – Don Carlos (Verdi); Recital / Selected Arias (3 CD).
Since 1989 Ms. Evstatieva has been living in the United States of America. Her teaching experience includes private instruction, master classes and pedagogy as Vocal Instructor – Artist in Residence at Bethun – Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Florida. She has juried several International competitions and is a member of NATS and NOA.