Olga Mihaylova-Dinova, мezzo-soprano
Olga Mihaylova-Dinova graduated from the National Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1992, after studying opera singing in the class of Prof. Sima Ivanova. She made her debut at the Sofia National Opera in the same year, as Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia. Since then she has successfully played the lead roles in Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Le nozze di Figaro, Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algieri, Bizet’s Carmen, Bellini’s Norma, Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, and Verdi’s Il trovatore and Don Carlos.
She has also appeared in operettas and musicals, including Johann Strauss’s Der Zigeunerbaron and Die Fledermaus, Imre Kálmán’s Die Bajadere, Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Miss Saigon, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats and Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story.
Olga Mihaylova-Dinova has given a number of thematic chamber concerts with music by French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian and Bulgarian composers, as well as contemporary classical and popular music.
She has performed the mezzo-soprano solos in a number of cantata-oratorio works, such as Johann Sebastian Bach’s Matthäus-Passion and Johannes-Passion, Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem.
She has made numerous recordings for the Bulgarian National Radio and Bulgarian National Television. In 2009 she released a solo CD of songs by Todor Popov.