Orlin Goranov, tenor
Orlin Goranov graduated from the National Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1990, after studying with Asst. Prof. Konstantsa Vachkova. In the same year, he was appointed soloist of the Plovdiv Opera, where he made his debut as Rudolfo in Puccini’s La bohème. His repertoire includes roles mainly from Verdi’s operas, such as Alfredo from La Traviata, Ismaele from Nabucco, Ernani, Don Carlos, Cassio from Otello, and the Duke of Mantua from Rigoletto. Orlin Goranov also sings roles in operas by Puccini – Cavaradossi in Tosca and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, as well as roles in Russian operas – Menshikov in Peter I by Petrov, Vladimir in Prince Igor by Borodin, and Mozart in Mozart and Salieri by Rimsky-Korsakov. He has also appeared as Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Edgardo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, as well as in The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny by Kurt Weill.
The singer has an extensive concert repertoire, which includes the tenor parts in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Verdi’s Requiem, romances, canzonettas, opera arias, operettas and musicals. Orlin Goranov has appeared as Tony in a concert performance of Bernstein’s West Side Story inBarcelona. In December 2000 he co-organized, with the Art Generation XXI Foundation, a unique concert of seven of the most popular Bulgarian tenors. He has toured Europe, Asia, theUSA, Palma de Mallorca,Rhodos Island,Cyprus, andSouth Korea, and has participated in a number of festivals. Orlin Goranov has performed with great success at the New Year’s concerts of the Berlin Philharmonic. He has shared the stage with the likes of Stoyan Popov, Emil Ivanov, Kaludi Kaludov, kammersinger Lachezar Pravchev, Mauro Augustini, Bruno Sebastian, Judith Rubin, and Ina Schlingensiepen. Since 2003, he has been appearing in numerous opera productions with touring opera company Teatro Lirico D’Europa in theUSA under Jenny Kelly Productions.