Andriana Yordanova Malta/Bulgaria
Dates of masterclasses: 5 - 15 July 2022
Andriana Yordanova is a Bulgarian soprano from Varna, who, since 2001 made Malta her second home.
In 1995 Yordanova made her debut as Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme at Bourgas Opera Theatre followed in 1996 with Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte and Sylva Varesku in Kalman Die Csardasfurstin both at Varna Opera House. She sang in different concerts in Bulgaria, Malta, Italy, Austria, Russian Federation, Germany, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Hungary and Egypt. She appeared at the Veliko Tarnovo Theatre, Bulgaria, as Lila in Karastoyanov operatta Българи от старо време (Bulgarians from the old time) (2001) and as Mimi in La Boheme at the Stara Zagora Opera House, Bulgaria (2002). She participated in editions of the Bank of Valletta Opera Festival at the Manoel Theatre, Malta, as Alisia in Donizzetti’s Lucia Di Lammermoor (2003), as Zemfira in Rachmaninov’s Aleko (2010), as Nedda in Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci (2012) and as Vitellia in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito (2014). Other roles which she sung include Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen at Aurora Theatre, Gozo (2010), debut in Puccini’s Tosca at the State Opera Varna, Bulgaria (2011) and Violetta Valeri in Verdi’s La Traviata in Tjatur Pjazza Rjal, Malta (2014). She sang Gravina’s Stabat Mater at the Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale, Malta (2015) which was recorded the same year.
Yordanova sang at numerous concerts some held under the auspices of the H.E. The President of Malta and the Hon. Prime Minister of Malta. These include the operatic evening with Bulgarian operatic tenor Boiko Zsvetanov (2016), other charity concerts, in solo and with her students (2017) and the operatic event Night at the Palace (2020). Other concerts which she actively participated in include Viva Verdi (Manoel Theatre, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, 2013), Concert Portrait Dmitry Kabalevsky (White Hall, Moscow Conservatoire, 2015), Mahler’s Rueckert Lieder and 4th Symphony (Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, 2016), Evening of Opera (Mediterranean Conference Centre, Malta, 2017), Eight Cellos with Narek Hakhnazaryan (Malta Philarmonic Orchestra, 2018) and Torna a Sorrento (Philharmony Orchestra, Petrozavodsk, Russian Federation, 2018). In 2019, she performed, together with Prof. Rostislav Yovchev, works by Bulgarian and Maltese composers during the Festival Sofia Music weeks. Other concerts were presented at the House of Pancho Vladigerov in Sofia and at the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Budapest.She worked with conductors like Ivan Vulpe, Kent Nagano, Ivo Venkov, Ivaylo Krinchev, Hristo Ignatov, Brian Schembri, Michael Laus, Damiano Binetti, Jean-Marc Burfin, Alexey Nyaga, Christopher Muscat, Colin Attard, Franchesco Falci, Alexey Galea Cavallazzi, Ivan Filev, Sunay Muratov, Stefan Ushev, Krastin Nastev, Georgi Dimitrov, Wayne Marshall among others.
Yordanova graduated with a Masters in Vocal Pedagogy and opera singing (2013) in the class of Prof. Ilka Popova and a Ph.D. in Musicology and Music Art (2016) from the National Academy of Music ‘Pancho Vladigerov’, Sofia, after graduating with a Masters in Russian Philology at Sofia ‘St Kliment Ohridski’ University (1992). She won scholarships from Kraft Jacobs Suchard, Accademia di Cultura Boris Christoff in Rome, Italy and European Opera Centre Thrust in Manchester, UK where she worked with Gianella Borelli, Renata Scotto, Mro Kent Nagano, Kostas Paskalis, Prof. Marta Lantieri etc.
In 2019, she was nominated for the Crystal Lyre Award in Bulgaria. At present she is a full-time voice teacher at Malta School of Music, part-time teacher at Masquerade Theatre Arts School, director of Opera Studio Atelier Lyrique as well as a judge at International Singing Competitions.