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GIORO KIROF

Biography

The Bulgarian Bass Gioro Kirof has sung on stages such as MetropolitanOperaNY( Timur/Turandot), Großes Festspielhaus in Salzburg(Il Grande Inquisitore /Don Carlo), On Savonlinna Opéra Festival( Varlaam/Boris Godunov) ,with Münich Philharmonie in Gasteig (Sir Talbot/Maria Stuarda), and many others in USA,Spain, France, Austria, Italy, Germany, Netherlands and Japan.

Gioro Kirof studied voice at the Academy of Arts, Rome, Italy .On the stage of Sofia National Opera he has sung main bass roles such as Zaccaria/Nabucco, Fiesco/Simon Boccanegra, Sparafucile/Rigoletto, Timur/Turandot, Don Basilio/Barbiere di Siviglia as well as Osmin/Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail and Fafner/Rheingold.

In season 2019/20 Mr. Kirof made his house debut at Teatro Real Madrid ( Timur/Turandot), sang in Sofia National Opera( Sparafucile/ Rigoletto) and in Denmark with Aarhus Symphony he performed Verdi’s Requiem.

Two roles of Mr.Kirof have been televised—Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni) for ARTE TV and Zaccaria (Nabucco) for Spanish TV. Mr.Kirof received an international prize -musician for 2019 from the foundation on the name of world famous bass Nicola Ghiuselev. "“... priceless for me, most of all because is on the name of my Maestro...” (Kirof). 

 

Among Singers with whom G.Kirof has collaborated are—  Placido Domingo,Anna Netrebko,  Matti Salminen,Krassimira Stoyanova, Iréne Theorin and Gregory Kunde. Kirof performed Under the baton of conductors, such as -  James Levine,Carlo Rizzi, Ruslan Raichev ,Nicola Luisotti and Leif Segerstam. 



Kirof  in recent seasons has sung for

Metropolitan Opera, New York – Timur (Turandot)

Savonlinna Opera Festival – Varlaam (Boris Godunov)

Teatro Real Madrid – Timur (Turandot)

arte TV – Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni) 

Spanish TV - Zaccaria (Nabucco) 
Season 2016/2017

Padre Guardiano (La Forza del Destino) - Tampere Hall 

Sarastro (Die Zauberfloete) - Immling Festival, Germany

Zaccaria (Nabucco) c. - Metropolitan Opera, New York

Gremin (Eugeni Onegin) c. - Metropolitan Opera, New York

Season 2017/2018

Timur (Turandot) on stage - Metropolitan Opera, New York

Verdi Requiem Bass as cover - Metropolitan Opera, New York

Timur (Turandot) – Sofia National Opera

Gremin (Eugene Onegin) – Sofia National Opera

Ramfis (Aida) – Sofia National Opera

Zio Bonzo (Madama Butterfly) – Savonlinna Opera Festival

Season 2018/2019

Ramfis (Aida) c. – Metropolitan Opera, New York

Old Hebrew (Samson et Dalila) c. – Metropolitan Opera, New York

Timur (Turandot) – Teatro Real Madrid

Season 2019/2020

Sparafucile (Rigoletto) – Sofia National Opera and Ballet 

Verdi Requiem – Aarhus symphony 

Verdi Requiem – Tampere Hall

Beethoven 9th   – Tampere Hall

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GIORO STORY
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REVIEW 

From Bachtrack: Production of Savonlinna- Boris Godunov- Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov consists of a series of scenes from the tsar's history, several of them starring different characters, so there's plenty of opportunity for one of these to steal the show. In last night's performance at Savonlinna, there were a number of attempted robberies. The first of these came from Giorgi Kirof as the bibulous monk Varlaam. Egged on by Vuokko Kekäläinen's Innkeeper (every bit as entertainingly sozzled), Kirof gave us a rumbustious account of Ivan the Terrible's siege of Kazan, Russian dance moves included, and was brilliantly convincing in the scene in which he exposes Grigory's deceit. —————————————————————————-

 

From Oberon’s Grove- The towering figure of Bulgarian basso Giorgi Kirof as Timur (above, taking a curtain call) came onto the scene; in his Met debut, Mr. Kirof's looming stature gave Ms. Hong's petite figure as Liu an almost childlike aspect. The basso - a stalwart of the Sofia National Opera - gave a vocally moving performance, reaching emotional heights in the heartbreak of "Liù...Liù...sorgi! È l’ora chiara d’ogni risveglio!" which literally choked me up. ———————————————

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and praise continues: Bass Giorgi Kirof sings and plays Padre Guardiano without a big gesture but with dignity. Its nuanced bass evokes the divine vocal color of Martti Talvela.

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