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Playlist of Ghena Dimitrova

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  • Ghena Dimitrova in La Gioconda Suicidio 1988

    5:10

    1988- Gala José Carreras in Arena di Verona

    Aria from Amilcare Ponchielli - La Gioconda - Suicidio ! In questi fieri momenti (act IV)

    Enjoy it.

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  • Ghena Dimitrova - O don fatale

    5:04

    Ghena Dimitrova on bulgarian TV.

    Giuseppe Verdi / Don Carlo
    - O don fatale / Eboli's Aria

    Recorded at Palace of Culture in Sofia
    December 26, 1998

    Emil Tabakov, conductor

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  • Ghena Dimitrova - Turandot - In questa reggia

    6:20

  • Turandot - In questa reggia, The Riddles - Ghena Dimitrova, Nicola Martinucci - Arena di Verona

    22:02

    Scenes from
    00:00 In questa reggia
    06:18 Straniero, ascolta
    11:14 Gelo che ti dà foco


    All credit should go to the Copyright proprietor.

    Arena di Verona, 1983
    Ghena Dimitrova, Nicola Martinucci, Cecilia Gasdia, Gianfranco Manganotti
    Conductor: Maurizio Arena

    ---
    From a NYT article about Ghena Dimitrova:

    Dimitrova also performed at the famous Verona Arena, where, as she told Opera News, she had to adapt her technique to singing outdoors. In a theater, she sings legato, producing an unbroken line of melody. But: ''To be understood in the open air . . . the words have to be more clearly enunciated, so there is less true legato, but you compensate in the thrust of the voice.''

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  • EXCITING, VISCERAL SINGING - Ghena Dimitrova

    1:16

    Nabucco - Entrance of Abigaille, 1981. -
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  • Ghena Dimitrova - Poveri fiori

    3:21

    Cilea, Adriana Lecouvreur, IV act: Poveri fiori

    Sofia, 1998
    Concert at National Place of Culture, Hall 1
    together with Anna Tomova-Sintow

    Emil Tabakov, conductor

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  • Ghena Dimitrova – Turandot In questa reggia

    6:53

    Giacomo Puccini, Turandot, In questa reggia
    La Principessa Turandot: Ghena Dimitrova
    Calaf (il Principe Ignoto): Lando Bartolini
    Claudio Micheli, conductor
    Orchestra del Teatro del Giglio di Lucca
    Choir Cooperativa A.C.A.
    Teatro Verdi, Carrara, Italy, 15 October 1999

  • Ghena Dimitrova - Ben io tinvenni...Salgo già del trono aurato

    11:13

    La piu carismatica e potente delle Abigaille verdiane.
    Allestimento live del Nabucco di Giuseppe Verdi dall'Arena di Verona diretto da Maurizio Arena nel 1981

  • Ghena Dimitrovas Last Recital in Montecarlo 2003 - Laltra notte in fondo al mare - Mefistofele

    6:23

    Ghena Dimitrova's Last Recital in Montecarlo 2003 - L'altra notte in fondo al mare - Mefistofele. Amazing performance after one year she didn't sing! Thanks to Jean Marc Bosquet for this video. Sorry for the bad quality of sound.

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  • Ghena Dimitrova La Forza Del Destino Pace, pace mio dio 1972

    5:40

    Strasbourg 1972

  • GIUSEPPE VERDI : LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: PACE, PACE MIO DIO

    5:49

    Soprano: GHENA DIMITROVA
    Pianista: ROLANDO NICOLOSI

  • Ghena Dimitrova - Nabucco - Chi savanza?... Salgo già del trono aurato

    3:09

    Cabaletta from opera Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi
    Arena di Verona 1981

  • Ghena Dimitrova grants her Gigantic Voice and her Gorgeous Looks to Amneris

    9:47

    Disclaimer - I own nothing

  • PIETRO MASCAGNI: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA VOI SAPETE, O MAMMA

    3:37

    Soprano : GHENA DIMITROVA
    Pianista: ROLANDO NICOLOSI

  • Ghena Dimitrova - Turandot - In questa reggia

    6:01

  • Sensational Ghena Dimitrovas Official Debut Nabucco 1968 Sofia! Io tamava

    5:28

    Sensational Ghena Dimitrova's Official Debut Nabucco 1968 Sofia! Io t'amava.
    Nabucco in Bulgarian Language.

  • Ghena Dimitrova - Macbeth - Vieni taffretta - San Carlo Napoli 1984

    10:06

    Ghena Dimitrova - Macbeth - Nel dì della vittoria - Vieni t'affretta - San Carlo Napoli 1984 (Letter scene).
    Macbeth: Renato Bruson.
    Riccardo Muti conducts.

  • Ghena Dimitrova - Short documentary

    14:43

    Includes rare footage of Ghena Dimitrova performing Odabella, Gioconda and Tosca.

    Leo Nucci, Boyanka Arnaudova and Metodi Matakiev speak about Ghena.

    BNT SAT Production © 2010
    Before the Altar of the Opera

    Authors: Georgi Iliev, Genoveva Momcheva, Meglena Stoycheva, Alexandra Zasheva, Georgi Georgiev, Emil Dyulgerov, Ina Vladimirova

  • Ghena Dimitrova - Suicidio - La Gioconda - Nizza 1977 - Role debut

    4:21

    Ghena Dimitrova - Suicidio - La Gioconda - Nizza 1977 - Role debut.
    Antonio de Almeida conducts.

  • Ghena Dimitrova La Wally Ebben Andro Lontana

    3:57

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  • Ghena Dimitrova – Turandot Straniero, ascolta!... Figlio del Cielo...

    17:40

    Giacomo Puccini, Turandot, In questa reggia
    La Principessa Turandot: Ghena Dimitrova
    L'Imperatore Altoum: Angelo Mercuriali
    Calaf (il Principe Ignoto): Lando Bartolini
    Liù: Antonia Cifrone
    Claudio Micheli, conductor
    Orchestra del Teatro del Giglio di Lucca
    Choir Cooperativa A.C.A
    Teatro Verdi, Carrara, Italy, 15 October 1999

  • Ghena Dimitrova — Ecco lorrido campo - G. Verdi - Un ballo in maschera

    10:44

    Giuseppe Verdi
    Un Ballo in Maschera
    Ecco l'orrido campo... Ma dall'arido stelo divulsa
    Amelia: Ghena Dimitrova
    National Opera, Sofia (30/11/1996)

  • Ghena Dimitrova - Suicidio - MET 1990

    4:23

    La Gioconda, IV act
    Metropolitan Opera, 1990

    Bruno Beccaria, Stefania Toczyska, Alain Fondary, Paul Plishka

    Nello Santi, conductor

  • Trio - Ghena Dimitrova, Franco Farina, Juan Pons

    5:03

    27. 04. 1996 in Metropolitan

  • Ghena Dimitrova & Plácido Domingo - In questa reggia; The riddle scene

    22:53

  • Difference between COLLAPSED and CLEAR head voice

    6:41

    Singers in this video:
    1. Giovanna Casolla and Maria Guleghina sing everything in a bad, modern head voice - falsettish, collapsed, thick, woofy, forced, constricted, WEAK.
    Their speaking voices are louder then their singing in low and middle range.

    2. Eileen Farrell sings in a PROPER head voice - clear, dark, full, released.
    Proper head voice (like Farrell's) is *LIGHTER* chest voice.

    3. Maria Callas, Ghena Dimitrova, Germana di Giulio, Elena Souliotis, Helen Traubel - clear head voice and DEVELOPED chest voice.

    Bonus: Maria Guleghina tried for a moment singing in chest voice - it's very clear that she, as EVERY person in this world HAS IT!
    It's just matter of developing and using it!

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  • Ghena Dimitrova - Sola, perduta, abbandonata

    5:26

    Puccini, Manon Lescaut, IV act: Sola, perduta, abbandonata

    Sofia, 1998
    Concert at National Place of Culture, Hall 1
    together with Anna Tomova-Sintow

    Emil Tabakov, conductor

  • Casta diva - Ghena Dimitrova

    5:22

    A wonderful and beautiful Norma !

    (yes, there is a playback here...)

  • Ghena Dimitrova - Macbeth - La luce langue

    5:21

    The extraordinary soprano Ghena Dimitrova sings an aria from Verdi's La Luce Langue.

    It's in black and white and audio is slightly out of sync, but still enough to enjoy.

    Dayton, 1990.

  • Ghena Dimitrova - Ernani - Ernani involami + Tutto sprezzo che dErnani Live 1981 Dallas

    6:04

    Ghena Dimitrova - Ernani - Ernani involami + Tutto sprezzo che d'Ernani Live 1981 Dallas.

  • Ghena Dimitrova - Turandot - In questa reggia - Teatro San Carlo - Napoli 1985

    7:16

    Ghena Dimitrova - Turandot - In questa reggia - Teatro San Carlo - Napoli 1985.
    Calaf: Giuseppe Giacomini.
    Daniel Oren conducts.

  • Ghena Dimitrova - Voi lo sapete

    3:45

    Cavalleria Rusticana, Mascagni

    Salerno, 1998

    Nicola Martinucci, Franco Giovine, Daniela del Monaco, Silvia Marini

    Marcello Rota, conductor

  • Ghena Dimitrovas Last Recital in Montecarlo 2003 - Voi lo sapete - Cavalleria Rusticana

    7:24

    Ghena Dimitrova's Last Recital in Montecarlo 2003 - Voi lo sapete - Cavalleria Rusticana. After one year she didn't sing. Amazing performance! Thanks to Jean Marc Bosquet for this video. Sorry for the bad quality of sound. Standig ovation for her! She says: siete stati stasera per me e con me, è da un anno che non canto. L'ho fatto per voi Grazie Ghena per le emozioni forti che ci hai regalato!

  • Я к вам пишу, чего же боле? Ghena Dimitrova Tatjanas letter Eugene Onegin

    10:50

    Tchaikovsky
    Eugene Onegin
    Tatjana's letter
    Ghena Dimitrova - 1987

    Tatjana
    Я к вам пишу, - чего же боле?
    Что я могу еще сказать?
    Теперь я знаю, в вашей воле
    Меня презреньем наказать!
    Но вы, к моей несчастной доле
    Хоть каплю жалости храня,
    Вы не оставите меня.
    Сначала я молчать хотела;
    Поверьте, моего стыда
    Вы не узнали б никогда,
    Никогда!.. (Задумывается.)
    О да, клялась я сохранить в душе
    Признанье в страсти пылкой и безумной!
    Увы! не в силах я владеть своей душой!
    Пусть будет то, что быть должно со мной!
    Ему признаюсь я! Смелей! Он все узнает!
    (Продолжает писать.)
    Зачем, зачем вы посетили нас?
    В глуши забытого селенья
    Я б никогда не знала вас,
    Не знала б горького мученья.
    Души неопытной волненья
    Смирив, со временем, (как знать?)
    По сердцу я нашла бы друга,
    Была бы верная супруга
    И добродетельная мать...
    Другой! Нет, никому на свете
    Не отдала бы сердца я!
    То в Вышнем суждено совете,
    То воля неба: я твоя!
    Вся жизнь моя была залогом
    Свиданья верного с тобой;
    Я знаю: ты мне послан Богом
    До гроба ты хранитель мой.
    Ты в сновиденьях мне являлся,
    Незримый, ты уж был мне мил,
    Твой чудный взгляд меня томил,
    В душе твой голос раздавался.
    Давно ... нет, это был не сон!
    Ты чуть вошел, я вмиг узнала...
    Вся обомлела, запылала,
    И в мыслях молвила: вот он!
    Вот он!
    Не правда ль! Я тебя слыхала...
    Ты говорил со мной в тиши,
    Когда я бедным помогала,
    Или молитвой услаждала
    Тоску волнуемой души?
    И в это самое мгновенье
    Не ты ли, милое виденье,
    В прозрачной темноте мелькнул,
    Приникнув тихо к изголовью?
    Не ты ль с отрадой и любовью
    Слова надежды мне шепнул?
    Кто ты, мой ангел ли хранитель
    Или коварный искуситель?
    Мои сомненья разреши.
    Быть может, это все пустое,
    Обман неопытной души,
    И суждено совсем иное?..
    Но так и быть! Судьбу мою
    Отныне я тебе вручаю,
    Перед тобою слезы лью,
    Твоей защиты умоляю,
    Умоляю!
    Вообрази: я здесь одна!
    Никто меня не понимает!
    Рассудок мой изнемогает,
    И молча гибнуть я должна!
    Я жду тебя,
    Я жду тебя! Единим словом
    Надежды сердца оживи,
    Иль сон тяжелый перерви.

    Увы, заслуженным укором!
    Кончаю, страшно перечесть
    Стыдом и страхом замираю,
    Но мне порукой ваша честь.
    И смело ей себя вверяю!
    Евгений Онегин

  • GHENA DIMITROVA - Puccini TOSCA Vissi darte bis ROMA OPERA HOUSE March 1992

    9:19

    GHENA DIMITROVA Puccini TOSCA Vissi d'arte bis ROMA OPERA HOUSE March 1992

  • Ghena Dimitrova; Quando men vo; LA BOHEME; Giacomo Puccini

    2:34

    Ghena Dimitrova--soprano
    Anton Guadagno--conductor
    Philharmonia Orchestra
    1985

  • Ghena Dimitrova - Manon Lescaut - In quelle trine morbide 1978 Valencia

    2:31

    Ghena Dimitrova - In quelle trine morbide - Manon Lescaut 1978 Valencia. Live with Reanato Francesconi in De Grieux.

  • Ghena Dimitrova - Salgo gia

    2:47

    Ghena Dimitrova singing Salgo gia del trono aurato

  • Ghena Dimitrova - Nabucco - Salgo gia

    3:29

    Ghena Dimitrova sings Abigaille's famous cabaletta from Verdi's Nabucco.

    Orange, 1989.

  • Ghena Dimitrova La Wally Berlin 1996

    4:26

    Favolosa Ghena

  • Ghena Dimitrova sings Tu che le vanita Don Carlo by Verdi

    5:35

    It is an extract from a documentary dedicated to Ghena Dimitrova.
    That's why you can see Ghena Dimitrova in her parent's home...

    [bad quality as always, sorry]

  • Ghena Dimitrova: Verdi - La Forza del Destino, Pace, pace mio Dio!

    6:00

    Ghena Dimitrova (Bulgarian: Гeна Димитpова) (6 May 1941--11 June 2005) was a Bulgarian operatic soprano. Her voice was known for its power and extension used in operatic roles such as Turandot in a career spanning four decades. She started singing in the school choir and her powerful voice led to her being offered a place at the Sofia Conservatory studying under Cristo Brambarov between 1959 and 1964. While she was initially classified as a mezzo-soprano, she was recognised as a soprano in her second year. She made her Italian debut as Turandot in Treviso in 1975, and essayed the same role for her 1983 La Scala debut opposite tenor Plácido Domingo in Franco Zeffirelli's lavish production. Her Turandot is also preserved in a video of the Arena di Verona production from 1983, with Nicola Martinucci and Cecilia Gasdia. In 1988, she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York performing the same role. Dimitrova once said of the role: Turandot may not be my favorite part, but it shows off the voice to great advantage. The way the music is written, you need a voice like a trumpet to do it justice. Her debut in the United States was in 1981 performing the role of Elvira in Ernani. She sang at the Barbican Arts Centre in Ponchielli's La Gioconda in 1983 before making her Covent Garden debut in the same year...


    Lyrics & English Translation

    Peace, peace, my God!
    Cruel misfortune, alas, constrains me to languish;
    Deep as on the first day, for so many years
    My suffering has endured.
    Peace, peace, my God!
    I loved him, it's true! But God adorned him so much
    With beauty and courage,
    That I still love him, nor will I be able to remove
    His image from my heart.
    Fate! Fate! Fate!
    A crime has separated us in this world!
    Alvaro, I love you, and it is written above in heaven:
    I will never see you again!
    O God, God, make me die;
    Since only death can give me calm.
    In vain my soul hoped for peace here,
    While prey to such grief.
    Wretched bread . . . come prolong
    My comfort-less life . . . But who is approaching?
    Who dares to profane the sacred place?
    Let them be accursed!


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    I send my kind and warm regards,

  • Ghena Dimitrova. Senza mamma. Sour Angelica. G. Puccini.

    4:48

  • Ghena Dimitrova: Verdi - Il Trovatore, Tacea la notte placida

    6:22

    Ghena Dimitrova (Bulgarian: Гeна Димитpова) (6 May 1941--11 June 2005) was a Bulgarian operatic soprano. Her voice was known for its power and extension used in operatic roles such as Turandot in a career spanning four decades. She started singing in the school choir and her powerful voice led to her being offered a place at the Sofia Conservatory studying under Cristo Brambarov between 1959 and 1964. While she was initially classified as a mezzo-soprano, she was recognised as a soprano in her second year. She made her Italian debut as Turandot in Treviso in 1975, and essayed the same role for her 1983 La Scala debut opposite tenor Plácido Domingo in Franco Zeffirelli's lavish production. Her Turandot is also preserved in a video of the Arena di Verona production from 1983, with Nicola Martinucci and Cecilia Gasdia. In 1988, she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York performing the same role. Dimitrova once said of the role: Turandot may not be my favorite part, but it shows off the voice to great advantage. The way the music is written, you need a voice like a trumpet to do it justice. Her debut in the United States was in 1981 performing the role of Elvira in Ernani. She sang at the Barbican Arts Centre in Ponchielli's La Gioconda in 1983 before making her Covent Garden debut in the same year...


    Lyrics & English Translation

    The night was still and quiet
    and beautiful in the terse sky
    the silvery moon
    showed her glad and full face...
    Suddenly the stillness of the night
    was broken by
    weal and sweet harmony -
    the notes of a lute -
    (and a troubador sang a melancholy song.)
    Those verses were humble like the invocation
    of a man praying to God.
    (In that song a name was constantly repeated...mine!...)
    So I rushed to the balcony...
    It was him! It was him!...
    I felt the joy that only angels
    are allowed to feel!...
    To my heart, to my blissful glance,
    the earth seemed like Paradise.


    A link to this wonderful artists personal Website:


    Please Enjoy!

    I send my kind and warm regards,

  • Ghena Dimitrova - La Gioconda - Suicidio

    4:12

    Ghena Dimitrova singing Suicidio.

  • Ghena Dimitrova: Il Trovatore, Vanne, Iasciami... Damor sullali rosee... Miserere

    12:28

    Ghena Dimitrova (Bulgarian: Гeна Димитpова) (6 May 1941--11 June 2005) was a Bulgarian operatic soprano. Her voice was known for its power and extension used in operatic roles such as Turandot in a career spanning four decades. She started singing in the school choir and her powerful voice led to her being offered a place at the Sofia Conservatory studying under Cristo Brambarov between 1959 and 1964. While she was initially classified as a mezzo-soprano, she was recognised as a soprano in her second year. She made her Italian debut as Turandot in Treviso in 1975, and essayed the same role for her 1983 La Scala debut opposite tenor Plácido Domingo in Franco Zeffirelli's lavish production. Her Turandot is also preserved in a video of the Arena di Verona production from 1983, with Nicola Martinucci and Cecilia Gasdia. In 1988, she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York performing the same role. Dimitrova once said of the role: Turandot may not be my favorite part, but it shows off the voice to great advantage. The way the music is written, you need a voice like a trumpet to do it justice. Her debut in the United States was in 1981 performing the role of Elvira in Ernani. She sang at the Barbican Arts Centre in Ponchielli's La Gioconda in 1983 before making her Covent Garden debut in the same year...


    Lyrics & English Translation

    The night was still and quiet
    and beautiful in the terse sky
    the silvery moon
    showed her glad and full face...
    Suddenly the stillness of the night
    was broken by
    weal and sweet harmony -
    the notes of a lute -
    (and a troubador sang a melancholy song.)
    Those verses were humble like the invocation
    of a man praying to God.
    (In that song a name was constantly repeated...mine!...)
    So I rushed to the balcony...
    It was him! It was him!...
    I felt the joy that only angels
    are allowed to feel!...
    To my heart, to my blissful glance,
    the earth seemed like Paradise.

    Have mercy on a soul about to set out
    Upon hat journey from
    Which there is no returning!
    Have mercy on it, divine bounty,
    May it not fall prey to death!
    That sound, those sad and
    Solemn prayers fill the air
    With sombre terror!
    The anguish with which I am filled
    Checks the breath on my lips and stops
    My very heartbeat!
    [Oh! Death is ever
    Slow in coming
    To him who longs to die!
    Farewell.]
    Oh heaven!
    [Farewell, Leonora, farewell!
    I feel my senses fail me...]
    Have mercy on a soul about to set out
    Upon that journey from
    Which there is no returning!
    Have mercy on it, divine bounty,
    May it not fall prey to hell!
    Above the dreadful tower.
    [Have mercy!
    Alas! It seems as if death...
    Have mercy!
    On wings of darkness
    Have mercy!]
    Oh, those portals, perhaps,
    Have mercy!
    Will open for him
    Only when his body
    Is already cold,
    ...when his body is cold!
    [Have mercy!
    I am paying with my blood
    The love I centred on you!
    Do not forget me
    Leonora, farewell,
    Leonora, farewell, farewell!]
    I forget you! Me, forget you!
    Have mercy!
    I am paying with... my blood...
    You, you! Forget you!
    Have mercy!
    the love I centred on you!


    A link to this wonderful artists personal Website:


    Please Enjoy!

    I send my kind and warm regards,

  • Verdi Requiem 1986 Dimitrova Baker Davies Lloyd

    1:26:00

  • Ghena Dimitrova - Casta Diva

    6:57

    Bellini, Norma, I act: Casta Diva

    Concert in Moscow
    1980s

    Gennady Rozhdestvensky, conductor

  • Ghena Dimitrova - Attila 1984

    1:42:59

    Attila - Nicola Ghiuselev
    Odabella - Ghena Dimitrova
    Foresto - Kaludi Kaludov
    Ezio - Lorenzo Saccomani

  • Ghena Dimitrova - La mamma morta - Andrea Chénier - Genova 1991

    5:09

    Ghena Dimitrova - La mamma morta - Andrea Chénier - Genova 1991

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