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)
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
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
Ramfis (Aida) c. – Metropolitan Opera, New York
Old Hebrew (Samson et Dalila) c. – Metropolitan Opera, New York
Timur (Turandot) – Teatro Real Madrid
Sparafucile (Rigoletto) – Sofia National Opera and Ballet
Verdi Requiem – Aarhus symphony
Verdi Requiem – Tampere Hall
Beethoven 9th – Tampere Hall
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. ———————————————
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.