Ivan Momirov

Ivan Momirov made his debut only twenty one years old on the stage of Deutsche Oper – Berlin in the role of Vladimir from the opera Prince Igor. The same year, Ghena Dimitrova invited him to take part in her tribute – the gala performances of Nabucco on the stage of Sofia National Opera. Soon after, he performed at the Musikverein Golden Hall – Vienna side by side with Nicolai Ghiaurov. Next came the special prize of Jose Carreras from the Julian Gayarre Competition – Pamplona, Spain.

His debut on the stage of the Opera of Monte Carlo (2000) in the role of Des Grieux (Manon by Massenet) opened his way to the world leading opera theatre such as “Royal Opera House Covent Garden” – London, “Teatro Dell’Opera” – Rome, “Teatro Carlo Felice” – Genoa, “Teatro San Carlo” – Lisbon, the Mariinsky Theatre – Saint Petersburg. He also performed on the opera stages all over the world – Canadian Opera Company (Toronto, Canada), HNK Split (Split, Croatia), „Opéra National de Montpellier“ (Montpellier, France), „Opéra de Nice Côte d’Azur“ (Nice, France), Teatro Comunale Bolzano“ (Bolzano, Italy), „Teatro Lirico di Cagliari“ (Cagliari, Italy), „Teatro Goldoni“ (Livorno, Italy), „Teatro del Giglio“ (Lucca, Italy), „Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti“ (Modena, Italy), „Teatro Regio – Verdi“, (Parma, Italy), „Teatro Municipale“ (Piacenza, Italy), „Teatro Comunale“ (Pisa, Italy), „Teatro Sociale di Rovigo“ (Rovigo, Italy), „Teatro Verdi di Salerno“ (Salerno, Italy), „Teatro Comunale Chiabrera“ (Savona, Italy), „Accademia Musicale Chigiana“ (Siena, Italy), „Aichi Prefectural Art Theatre“, (Nagoya, Japan), „Bunkamura Orchard Hall“ (Tokyo, Japan), „Macedonian Opera and Ballet“ (Skopje, FYROM), „New Zealand Opera“ (Auckland, New Zealand), „Opera Bałtycka“ (Gdansk, Poland), „Teatr Wielki Łódź“ (Łódź, Poland), „Opera Națională București“ (Bucurest, Romania), „Gulbenkian Hall“ (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian – Lisbon, Portugal), „Seoul Arts Center“ (Seoul, South Korea), „Stadttheater St Gallen“ (St Gallen, Switzerland), „Palm Beach Opera“ (West Palm Beach, USA), The operas in Maribor, Banska Bistrica etc.

Mr. Momirov was a guest performer at the opera festivals – “Stars of the White Nights” – Saint Petersburg, The Verdi festival in Parma, The Gergiev Festival in Rotterdam, New Zealand International Arts Festival (Wellington), The traditional new year’s concert (Guangzhou, China with Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic Orchestra), „May opera evenings” – (Skopje, FYROM), Split Summer Festival, Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna Summer festivals.

His repertory includes over twenty of the central tenor parts in the operas – „Un ballo in maschera“, „Il Trovatore“, „I Due Foscari“, „Don Carlo“, „La Traviata“, „Giovanna D’Arco“, Macbeth, “La forza del destino”, „La Boheme“, „Tosca“, „Madama Butterfly“, „Turandot“, „La Gioconda“, „Carmen“, „Lucia di Lammermoor“, „Norma“, „Werther“, „L’Amico Fritz“, „Romeo et Juliette“, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Les contes d’Hoffmann, „Eugene Onegin“, etc.

Mr. Momirov has partnered some of the greatest opera stars of our time – Katia Ricciarelli, Maria Guleghina, Mariella Devia, June Anderson, Francesca Patane, Leo Nucci, Renato Bruson, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Inva Mula etc.

Mr. Momirov has sung under the baton of a number of famous conductors such as Bruno Bartoletti, Michel Plasson, Nello Santi, Valery Gergiev, Michail Jurowski, Gian Luigi Gelmetti, Günter Neuhold, Marc Minkowsky, Renato Palumbo, Daniele Gallegari, Yves Abel etc.

Mr. Momirov has worked with remarkable directors such as Andrej Kontchalovsky, Werner Herzog, Pierluigi Pizzi, Ermano Olmi, Alberto Fassini, Nicolas Joel, etc.
Mr. Momirov’s recording work includes Verdi’s Jerusalem (Genoa, 2000, for RAI Italian Television) and Verdi’s Requiem (1999, Bremen).

The last two seasons during the pandemic situation due to Covid – 19, Mr. Momirov appears mostly in the main Bulgarian opera theaters and Bulgarian summer festivals performing the central tenor parts in Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra”, “Il trovatore”, “La forza del destino”, “Requiem”, “Macbeth”, “La Traviata”, “Don Carlo”, Puccini’s “Turandot”, “Madama Butterfly” and “Tosca”, Bizet’s “Carmen” and Offenbach’s “Les contes d’Hoffmann”.