The Bulgarian mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova has a diploma as a concert pianist and abandoned her career in this profession to become a singer.
After her first engagements at the opera houses of Vienna and Zurich she performed in 1991 for the first time at the Salzburg Festival. Within a short time she won the hearts of the audience and became “the darling of the public”. Since then she has sung at the most important international opera houses like La Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House in London, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Opéra Bastille and the Opéra Garnier in Paris, the Liceu in Barcelona, the Munich State Opera, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Zurich Opera House, the Hamburg State Opera – just to name a few.
Vesselina Kasarova has become world famous for her interpretation of Mozart operas, the belcanto fach and the French opera. She has worked with some of the greatest conductors. Concerts and recitals led her to all grand music centres of the world.
She has done numerous recordings: tancredi, werther, i capuleti e i montecchi, la favorite, italiana in algieri, la clemenza di tito, Aria CDs and Bulgarian songs.
For her recordings she was awarded with the Echo Klassik prize several times and received distinctions from the international review for her outstanding performances on the opera stage.
In 2012 Vesselina Kasarova’s appreciated book “Ich singe mit Leib und Seele” (English:”I sing with heart and soul”) was published. It allows looking at the ups and downs of the profession of a singer and it contains a biography of the artist written by Marianne Zelger-Vogt.
Today Vesselina Kasarova is one of the most demanded mezzo-sopranos and on the opera stage as well as in the concert hall press and audience celebrate her enthusiastically.