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Managing Director of Theater and Music Production Center - Varna

Daniela Dimova (soprano) graduated from “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” National Music Academy in Sofia in the opera-singing class of Prof. Resa Koleva in 1990 and specialized opera singing at Boris Christoff Academy in Rome and in the opera singing class of Prof. Margarita Lilova, as well as bel canto with Prof. Ida Farina in Milan.

She  has a MA in Art Management from the National Academy of Theater and Film Arts "Krastyo Sarafov", 2014.

In December 2009, after winning a national competition, he was appointed Managing Director of the Opera and Philharmonic Society of Varna. In December 2010 she won the national competition for Managing Director of the new organizational structure Theater and Music Production Center - Varna, that united the State Opera Varna and the Stoyan Bachvarov Drama Theater from mid-2010.

Daniela Dimova successfully combines the creative with the administrative activity, and in 2015, after winning the same competition again, she took up her next mandate as a Managing Director of TMPC Varna. In 2011, 2015 and 2022 she was elected for a Municipal Councilor and twice for a Chairman of the Culture Standing Committee by the Municipal Council of Varna.

 Daniela Dimova

Singing Career

Daniela Dimova`s debut as a opera singer was on the stage of Rousse Opera, and from 1991 to 2009 she had been a soloist of State Opera Varna. Her repertoire includes about 30 soloist soprano roles from operas by Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, Bizet, Puccini, J. Strauss and others, as well as a large repertoire of canto-oratory genre, chamber works and solo songs from Bach, Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Mozart, Schubert, Rossini, Verdi, R. Strauss, Schoenberg, Carl Orff, B. Britton and others. She  Dimova performed successfully also in the musical genre with the projects "Hallo Broadway" (2012), "Superstar Gala" (2013), the rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" (2014) and the musical "Cats" (2017). In January 2007 she released a CD by "Gega New" with Sephardic songs - a transcript of Jules Levy and Cabaret songs by Arnold Schoenberg. In May 2008, with the support of the Ministry of Culture, a second CD with Ashkenazi songs edited by Academician Nikolay Kaufman and songs by Kurt Weil was released.

She has participated in the International Music Festivals "Varna Summer", "Sofia Music Weeks", "European Music Festival", performing both opera and canto-oratorial and chamber repertoire from the Renaissance to modern works and singing under the button of conductors as Ruslan Raychev, Mihail Angelov, Jordan Dafov, Borislav Ivanov, Nello Santi, Roland Seifert, Markus Huber and others. She has participated in opera performances, chamber concerts and recitals worldwide - in Germany, Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands, Russia, Norway, Egypt, Greece, Germany, Switzerland, China, South Korea, Hong Kong and others.

Along with her creative career, Daniela Dimova is involved into active public and cultural activities. She organizes a number of interesting projects aiming to present less known and rarely performed in Bulgaria musical works. In 2007 she founded the "Music Project", created for the realization of projects in the field of musical culture and providing additional creative engagements in Bulgaria and abroad for Varna musicians. With the projects "Didon and Aeneas" by H. Purcell she has visited Larnaca and Nicosia in Greece, and with Mozart's "Ascanio in Alba" the Opera House in Varese, Italy.


Daniela Dimova was honored with a number of prestigious awards: First Prize for Opera Singing at the National Festival of Opera and Ballet Art in Stara Zagora (1989) for the Queen of the Night from Mozart's "Magic Flute"; First prize at the International Arts Festival in Korea (1992); Varna Award (2007) for contribution to the development of opera and chamber music; "Crystal Lyre" (2007) of the Union of Bulgarian Musicians and Dancers for contribution to opera art; "Golden Pear" (2011) of Radio Classic FM and Macta Gallery for contribution to Bulgarian culture and revival of the Opera Summer Holidays founding the festival “Opera at the Summer Theatre” in Varna 2010; Gold Medal "100 years Boris Christoff" (2014) from the Ministry of Culture for the concert "Basissimo" with the great Italian Verdi bass Carlo Colombara and Bulgarian bass-singers on May 28, 2014; “Crystal Necklace” (2015) of the Union of Bulgarian Music and Dance Ensembles for outstanding contribution to the development of the Bulgarian musical culture and on the occasion of her anniversary; “Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters of France” (2023) for cultural contribution and promotion of the French musical treasury; “Golden Eagle Award of Italy” (2023) for cultural contribution and partnership with leading Italian opera houses and artists; "Crystal Lyre" (2023) of the Union of Bulgarian Musicians and Dancers for the 14th edition of the festival “Opera at the Summer Theater”.


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