Bio: 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, PhilharmonieSofia, Aalto Theater Essen, Theater Basel, Théâtre National du Luxemburg, TeatroComunale 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 seasons and celebrated her highly successful Wagner debut as Ortrud with Philippe Auguin as conductor. Subsequently the singer guested also at the Hong Kong Arts Festival with the same role. At the Internationalen Maifestspielen in Wiesbaden Jordanka Milkova sang the role of Venus at the side of Klaus Florian Vogt as Tannhäuser.
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, Erda and many more.
As a concert singer, she performs regularly with masterpieces. Her repertoire includes inter alia 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.
In the season of 2019/2020 the mezzosoprano gives her role debut at the Hessischen Staatstheater Wiesbaden as Azucena in Verdi’s Il Trovatore. Concerts in the Tonhalle Maag Zürich such as in the Musik-Collegium Schaffhausen with Gustav Mahlers Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and in the Kongresshaus in Biel and Konzertsaal Solothurn with the mezzo-part of the Weihnachtsoratorium of Saint-Saëns are likewise on the program of the artist.
Bern, in September 2019
Last update: 2019-10-12 13:54:52 +00:00