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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Svetlina Stoyanova Mezzo Soprano

Recipient of Independent Opera Voice Scholarship 2017 & Voice Fellowship 2018

Svetlina is a Bulgarian mezzo-soprano, in her final year at the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, studying under Clare Shearer. She is also a 2017/18 Samling Artist.

Her operatic roles include Nerone, Agrippina; Veronique, Le docteur Miracle; Mother, Mavra; Bridesmaid, Le nozze di Figaro; L’umana fragilita., Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria. She has also performed in part Octavian, Der Rosenkavalier; Man Friday, Robinson Crusoe; Rosina, Il barbiere di Siviglia; Cherubino, Le nozze di Figaro; Dorabella, Cosi fan tutte; Annio, La clemenza di Tito; Fidalma, Il matrimonio segreto; Lucretia, Lucretia; Frau Reich, Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor; Juno, Semele; Mrs Quickly, Falstaff.

A prolific concert singer and recitalist, Svetlina has performed in recitals sponsored by the organisation Live Music Now; Beethoven Mass in C Major and Vivaldi Gloria with the orchestra of Scottish Opera in City Halls and was invited to present a recital as part of the international festival Sofia Music Weeks.

Svetlina sang in the Children’s Choir of the Bulgarian National radio with the foremost musical academic in Bulgaria, Hristo Nedyalkov for 9 years. As the lead soloist of the choir she toured to many countries in Europe and Asia. She has sung for the Japanese Crown Prince, the President of Bulgaria and was invited to sing at a Christmas charity concert organised by Countess Esther de Pommery in Switzerland.

Winner of prizes including Ye Cronies Opera Award and Le Grand Prix de l’Opera, following which she was invited to spend a week recording with the Symphony Orchestra of the Bulgarian National Radio.  Svetlina won First Prize in the renowned Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition in October 2017 and is engaged to perform the role of Cherubino, Le Nozze di Figaro at Opéra Nice Côte d'Azur (France) in January/February 2018.

Svetlina is very grateful to have received Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Award, RCS Trust scholarship, Independent Opera Voice Scholarship & Fellowship and the Countess of Munster Star Award.

This biography was published in October 2017.