KRASSEN KARAGIOZOV

KRASSEN KARAGIOZOV

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A unique, deep, rich voice, paired with great skill and passion - Krassen Karagiozov is one of the most gifted baritones of the past years.

Krassen Karagiozov, a former member of the San José Opera, is a real specialist when it comes to Verdi, but also nails roles in Puccini operas, such as Shaunard, Angelotti or Sharpless. The artist, who works and lives in the United States, has successfully performed on both sides of the ocean, lately at the Verdi Festival in Parma and in Plovdiv in his native Bulgaria (Macbeth).

Biography

Praised for his “mellow, burnished, beautiful (San Jose Mercury News) and strong voice (New York Times) and referred to as “the most commanding singer on stage” (SF Classical Voice), Bulgarian baritone Krassen Karagiozov, has thrilled audiences in concert and from the opera stage with music that spans the classic-modern eras.

This 2018-2019 season will bring Krassen back to his roots in Europe, where he begins the season as the cover for Macbeth, in Verdi's Macbeth at the Teatro Regio di Parma in Italy.

Karagiozov‘s 2016-2018 seasons returned him to his home to make his debut with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria), in a nationally broadcasted gala concert celebrating Bulgarian opera singers, where he sang his most cherished Bel canto, Verdian, and Russian repertoire. Mr. Karagiozov returned to West Bay Opera (Palo Alto, CA) with Maestro Jose-Luis Moscovich to sing a "suitably brash and robust" (SF Chronicle) “Count Almaviva" in Le Nozze di Figaro and enjoyed creating his first portrayal of “Michele"in Il Tabarro from Puccini's Trittico. The following season Karagiozov made his debut as "Pizzaro" in Beethoven's Fidelio and sang "Escamillo" once again in Carmen with " precision and appropriate force, and a commanding presence on the stage (PaloAlto Weekly)." In previous seasons, Karagiozov was seen as Rigoletto, Conte di Luna, Enrico and Germont. Krassen Karagiozov was privileged to sing with Opera San Jose for six years as a Principal Resident Artist where he performed many roles such as Eugene Onegin, Sgt. Belcore, Guglielmo, Escamillo Marcello, Vallentin, Figaro, Papageno, Sharpless, Vronsky, Count Almaviva, Dandini, Don Giovanni, Tarquinius, Silvio, Schaunard, Lescaut, Masetto, Gianni Schicchi, Harlequin, and Peter.

Upon finishing his time as a Principal Resident Artist at Opera San Jose under the guidance of the late Ms. Irene Dalis, Krassen has since performed in symphonic halls and opera theaters all over America and international locations.

Born in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, Krassen Karagiozov trained in the state conservatories as both a concert pianist and singer and spent his weekends in the wings of the state opera house, watching the stars that preceded him. With his “wide range of textures, booming resonance contrasted with suave legato lines” (San Francisco Classical Voice), and deep immersion in the history and traditions of instrumental and vocal classical music, Krassen Karagiozov offers a complex and riveting performance both in music and drama.

 

 

 

Biographie

Gelobt für seine "sanfte, brünstige, schöne (San Jose Mercury News) und starke Stimme (New York Times) und bezeichnet als" der meist herrschende Sänger auf der Bühne "(SF Classical Voice), begeistert der bulgarische Bariton Krassen Karagiozov das Publikum von Konzert und Oper mit Musik, die die klassisch-modernen Ära umspannt.

Diese Saison 2018-2019 wird Krassen zurück zu seinen Wurzeln in Europa bringen, wo er die Saison als Cover für Macbeth beginnt, in Verdis Macbeth am Teatro Regio di Parma in Italien.

Karagiozovs Spielzeiten 2016-2018 brachten ihn in sein Heimatland zurück, wo er mit dem Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgarien) sein Debüt gab. Im Rahmen eines landesweit ausgestrahlten Galakonzerts sang der Opernsänger sein geliebtes Belcanto, Verdi und russisches Repertoire. Herr Karagiozov kehrte mit Maestro Jose-Luis Moscovich an die West Bay Opera (Palo Alto, CA) zurück, um in Le Nozze di Figaro einen "angemessen forsch und robusten" (SF Chronicle) "Graf Almaviva, sowie Michele in Il Tabarro aus Puccinis Trittico zu singen. In der folgenden Spielzeit gab Karagiozov sein Debüt als "Pizzaro" in Beethovens Fidelio und sang "Escamillo" noch einmal in Carmen mit "Präzision und angemessener Kraft und einer beeindruckenden Präsenz auf der Bühne (PaloAlto Weekly)". In früheren Staffeln wurde Herr Karagiozov als Rigoletto, Conte di Luna, Enrico und Germont gesehen. Krassen hatte das Privileg, sechs Jahre lang Principal Resident Artist bei der Opera San Jose zu sein, wo er viele Rollen sang, wie Eugen Onegin, Sgt. Belcore, Guglielmo, Escamillo Marcello, Vallentin, Figaro, Papageno, Sharpless, Vronsky, Graf Almaviva, Dandini, Don Giovanni, Tarquinius, Silvio, Schaunard, Lescaut, Masetto, Gianni Schicchi, Harlekin und Peter.

Nach seiner Zeit als Principal Resident Artist an der Opera San Jose unter der Leitung der verstorbenen Irene Dalis, hat Krassen seitdem in symphonischen Hallen und Opernhäusern in ganz Amerika und international gesungen.

Karagiozov wurde in Stara Zagora, Bulgarien, geboren und studierte an den staatlichen Konservatorien als Konzertpianist und Sänger. Seine "breite Palette an Texturen, boomende Resonanz, kontrastiert mit sanften Legato-Linien" (San Francisco Classical Voice), und tiefes Eintauchen in die Geschichte und Traditionen der instrumentalen und vokalen klassischen Musik“ bieten Krassen Karagiozov eine komplexe und fesselnde Leistung in Musik und Theater.

 

 

Contact

Dr. Maria Chiozza

mc@medea-music.com

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