Bulgarian mezzo-soprano Svetlina Stoyanova is in her final year at the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, studying under Clare Shearer.
Svetlina has won numerous awards and competitions including winning First Prize in the 2017 NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition and is already engaged to perform the role of Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro at Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur in January 2018. Other prizes include Ye Cronies Opera Award and Le Grand Prix de l’Opéra, which allowed her to spend a week recording with the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Her operatic roles include Nerone in Agrippina; Véronique in Le docteur Miracle; and Mother in Mavra. She has also performed in part Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier; Man Friday in Robinson Crusoe; Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia; Dorabella in Così fan tutte; Annio in La clemenza di Tito; the title role in The Rape of Lucretia; Frau Reich in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor; and Juno in Semele, among other roles.
Also highly active in concert and as a recitalist, Svetlina has performed in recitals sponsored by the organisation Live Music Now. Recently she performed Beethoven’s Mass in C major and Vivaldi’s Gloria with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera. In June 2017 she appeared in recital as part of the Sofia Music Weeks International Festival and in June 2018 she will perform Mahler’s Symphony No.4 with the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra in their final concert of the season.
Svetlina sang in the Bulgarian National Radio Children’s Choir for nine years under the late Hristo Nedyalkov. As soloist with the choir she embarked on concert tours across Europe and Asia, and has sung for the Japanese Crown Prince, the President of Bulgaria, and the Swiss Countess Esther de Pommery.
Svetlina is also a recipient of the Independent Opera Scholarship and Fellowship, the Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Award, RCS Trust scholarship and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Star Award.