Georgi Belev

Picture of Georgi Belev

Georgi Belev was born April 13th, 1908 in what was then Tsaribrod in Bulgaria and is now Dimitrovgrad in Serbia. In 1934, he took private vocal lessons with Sabcho Sabev. In 1942, he left for Salzburg to study with Moratti. In 1937, he sang at the Cooperative Theater in Sofia. His debut with the Sofia opera in 1938 was as Alfredo in Traviata. From 1938 to 1942, he was a leading soloist with the Sofia opera. In 1942 he was invited by the Bavarian State Opera in Munich to be a guest soloist. While performing there until 1944, he undertook many tours throughout Germany and Austria. In 1944, he returned to the Sofia opera and sang many important tenor roles until 1954. 1954–56, he appeared with the Stara Zagora opera. International appearances took him to Romania, Poland, Yugoslavia and the USSR. The major roles of his career included Manrico, Don José, Alfredo and Cavaradossi, he was very successful as a cantata and oratorio soloist.

Georgi Belev singsDie Walküre: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond

Georgi Belev singsDie Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Abendlich glühend
I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the preparation of this page; source for most of the material: University of Pittsburgh.
Many thanks to Maria Gotzeva for clarifications about Belev's birthplace.

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