Ljubomir Bodurov

Picture of Ljubomir Bodurov

Picture of Ljubomir Bodurov

Ljubomir Bodurov sings Lucia di Lammermoor: Fra poco a me ricovero, in Bulgarian
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Ljubomir Bodurov singsRequiem: Ingemisco

Ljubomir Bodurov was born on October 12th, 1925 in Burgas. Attending the Music Academy of Sofia, Bodurov was a student of Konstanza Kirova. Following his debut with the operetta troupe of Stefan Makedonski in 1950, singing the role of Adam in the operetta Der Vogelhändler by Zeller, he went on to make his debut at the Bolshoj on April 1st, 1956, singing Don José in Carmen. From 1957, he worked successfully with the Sofia National Opera. International appearances took him to Moscow, Brussels, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Paris and West Germany. In addition to Europe, he appeared in the United States, singing with the Chicago Opera, and with great success in Tokyo.

His repertoire included Don José, Don Carlo, Edgardo, Cavaradossi, German (Pique Dame), des Grieux and Erik in Der fliegende Holländer. In addition to opera, he was well known as a concert and oratorio singer. Liubomir Bodurov died in Sofia in April 1992.

In the 1970s, Bodurov recorded complete operas for Balkanton, such as "Boris Godunov", "Khovanshchina" and Verdi's "Requiem".

I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for compiling this page; source for part of the material: University of Pittsburgh.

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