Jordanka Milkova - Mezzosoprano

The mezzosoprano Jordanka Milkova completed her training as an opera singer at the Music Academy in her home city of Sofia. She then obtained a pass with distinction from the Swiss Opera Studio at the University of the Arts in Berne and simultaneously accepted key roles at the Ensembletheater Biel-Solothurn. This was followed by engagements on opera and concert stages all over Europe at the Staatstheater Nuremberg, the Helsinki Music Center, the Tampere Hall in Finland, the Tonhalle Zurich, KKL Luzern, Casino Basel, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Philharmonie Sofia, Aalto Theater Essen, Theater Basel, Théâtre National du Luxemburg, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti di Modena, Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg, at the Opernhaus Halle, Augsburg, Freiburg i.Br., Theater am Revier in Gelsenkirchen, Theater Lübeck, Stadttheater Berne, Casino Berne, Opéra-Théâtre de Metz Métropole as at the Oper im Steinbruch in St. Margarethen in Austria and at the Murten Classics. 

At the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland she has performed three saisons and celebrated her highly successful Wagner debut as Ortrudwith Philippe Auguin as conductor. Subsequently the singer guested also at the Hong Kong Arts Festival with the same role.

Her broad repertoire includes the great mezzo roles such as Carmen, Delilah, Eboli, Amneris, Ulrica, Marfa, Klythamnestra, Jezibaba, foreign Princess, Nicklausse, Ascanio, the Composer, Annio, Hänsel as well as Fenena, Suzuki, Maddalena, Dorabella, Erde and many more.

As a concert singer, she performs regularly with masterpieces. Her repertoire includes et al the Verdi-Requiem, the Requiem by W.A. Mozart, the II.,III. and the VIII. Symphonie by Gustav Mahler, the Sieben Lieder by Alma Mahler, Stabat Mater by Antonin Dvorak, the Symphonie der Klagelieder by Henryk M. Gorecki, Les Nuits d'été by H. Berlioz,Poème de l'amour et de la mer by E. Chausson, the Wesendoncklieder by Richard Wagner.

Several critics in the specialist publication «Opernwelt» nominated Jordanka Milkova as «the best new artiste»for her interpretation of Amneris. Bayern Klassikradio (BR Klassik) transmitted a live broadcast from the Staatstheater Nuremberg of the highly praised premiere of Samson and Delilah with Jordanka Milkova in the role of Delilah.

In the Saison 2018/19 the mezzosoprano reappears at the Theater Basel as Geneviève in Pelléas et Mélisande by Debussy. The Reprise of Tannhäuser at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbadenas Venus and at the Aalto Theater Essen as Jezibaba in Rusalka are also on the program of the artist. At the International May Festival 2019 in Wiesbaden Jordanka Milkova again takes on the role of Venus in Tannhäuser.

Bern, in September 2018

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