The first release of the new series of Gega New FAMOUS OPERA VOICES OF BULGARIA features the tenor Dimitar Uzunov, who was a remarkable singer and director from the “golden” generation of Bulgarian singers of the second half of the 20th century. The series continues with the brilliant soprano Yulia Wiener-Chenisheva (1929-2010). For over three decades she was the absolute prima donna of the National Opera Theatre in Sofia, and for 12 seasons she was a permanent guest soloist of the Berlin State Opera, participating in the difficult soprano repertoire in German language. At the Sofia Opera her most outstanding roles were Turandot, Aida, Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), Elsa (Lohengrin), Tosca, Desdemona (Othello), Liza (The Queen of Spades) and many others – in fact, these were all the major soprano roles of that period. They require a different stage approach and different voice qualities, a sense of style, brilliant vocal techniques, and last but not least – artistic interpretation. Yulia Wiener-Chenisheva had all these qualities. That is why her performances in Europe  were always highly appreciated by both the audience and the music critics. Her partners were some of the greatest Bulgarian and foreign artists and she sang under the baton of prominent European conductors.  
For her outstanding merits, she was awarded with all the highest Bulgarian awards and orders, and in Germany she received the very prestigious title of Kammersanger.

FAMOUS OPERA VOICES OF BULGARIA · YULIA WIENER-CHENISHEVA, soprano

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  • Track Listing

    GIUSEPPE VERDI 
    Aida
    [1] Aria of Aida from Scene 5 6:07
    La forza del destino
    [2] Aria of Leonora from Act 4 5:15
    Il Trovatore
    [3] Duet of Leonora and Count di Luna 7:20
    Un ballo in maschera
    [4] Aria of Amelia from Scene 3 8:00
    GIACOMO PUCCINI  
    Turandot
    [5] Scene from Act 2 6:17
    P. I. TCHAIKOVSKY  
    The Queen of Spades
    [6] Aria of Lisa from Act 3, Scene 6 5:26
    LYUBOMIR PIPKOV  
    Momchil
    [7] Duet of Elena and Sabo from Scene 2 6:17
    PANCHO VLADIGEROV  
    [8] “Two Wild Youngsters” 3:41
    from the cycle “Six Songs for High Voice and Orchestra”
    ROBERT SCHUMANN  
    [9] Im Wunderschönen Monat Mai 1:18
    [10] Aus meinen Tränen spreißen 1:05
    LÉO DELIBES  
    [11] Les filles de Cadix 3:31
    DDD: 54:17

  • Participating

    Yulia Wiener-Chenisheva (soprano), Petar Petrov (baritone), Nikola Nikolov (tenor), Stoyan Popov (baritone), Elena Mindizova (piano), Georgi Stefanov (piano), Sofia Opera Choir and Orchestra, Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra 
    Conductors: Asen Naydenov, Mihail Angelov, Rouslan Raychev, Ivan Marinov, Vasil Stefanov