Ralitsa RALINOVA Soprano


Since the season 2014/15 Ralitsa Ralinova can be seen at the Wuppertal Opera House. She impressed here in the title role in the world premiere of A.N. Tarkmann’s opera ‘ALICE in Wonderland’, as ZERLINA in ‘Don Giovanni’, as FLOWER MAIDEN in ‘Parsifal’ and as NINETTA in ‘The Love For The Three Oranges’. In 2017/18 she enjoyed great success here as GILDA in ‘Rigoletto’, GRETEL in ‘Hänsel und Gretel’ and FRASQUITA in ‘Carmen’.
As ZERLINA she also succeeded at the Rostock Popular Theatre and in her German debut at the Bamberg Summer Opera 2013.

„With a clear, expressive voice Ralitza Ralinova gave a convincing Zerlina.“ Der Opernfreund

Already at a very early age the artist made her first stage experiences as an opera and concert singer in her native country Bulgaria. She sang concerts with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra and was a soloist with the „Sofia Boys Choir“, with whom she made a Belgium tour in 2012.

In 2015 she made her debut at the Opera in Russe as GILDA in’ Rigoletto’. Since 2016 she also regularly sings this part at the Sofia National Opera, where she participated in 2016 in a New Years Gala Concert. Before, she portrayed GASPARINA in „Il Campiello“ here. She sang PAMINA in a CD recording of „The Magic Flute “ under the musical direction of Emil Tabakov.

The young artist started her musical education with piano and singing studies at the National Music Academy „Pancho Vladigerov“ and finished them with a Master diploma. She completed her singing studies with a master class in French Music with Vera Nikolova and Olivier Dauriat. She also absolved master classes with Alexandrina Milcheva, the conductor Ivan Anguélov and Prof. Thomas Moser (at the International Summer Academy Prague/Vienna/Budapest).
Ralitsa Ralinova is a Prizewinner of numerous singing and piano contests. In 2012 she won the 1st Prize of the 23th International Singing Competition in Provadia, the 1st Prize at the International Singing Contest „Hopes, Talents, Masters“ in Bulgaria and the Grand Prix at the II. Academic Competition Parashkev Hadjiev in Sofia. As a concert piano player she wan the 1st Prize of the National Competition „Veselin Stoyanov“ in Sofia, the 2nd Prize at the VI. National Piano Contest for Russian Music in Pleven and the 3rd Prize at the V. International Piano Competition „Franz Schubert“ in Russe.

The opera repertoire of the young, attractive artist includes such roles as PAMINA in „Die Zauberflöte“, ZERLINA in „Don Giovanni“, MIMI in „La Boheme“ or LAURETTA in „Gianni Schicchi“. In concerts she sings excerpts and arias from „Manon”, Gounod’s „Faust“(Marguerite), Lehár’s „Giuditta“ , Dvorak’s „Rusalka“, Strauss’ „Die Fledermaus” (Rosalinde).
Her concert repertoire contains works from Poulenc, J.S. Bach,... In summer 2016 Ralitsa made her debut as GILDA in ‘Rigoletto’ with the Südwestfalen Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Schenkenberg Festival in Switzerland.

„But the true highlight was the solo of the only female soprano Ralitsa Ralinova. Extremely intensely she sang the’ Ave Maria’ with a magnificent, heavenly voice.“ Het Belang van Limburg - 2012


Opernhaus Wuppertal – Le Nozze di Figaro - SUSANNA
Ralitsa Ralinova as Susanna, who always guarantees spirit and vivacity on stage in Wuppertal.
Das Opernmagazin
Ralitsa Ralinova’s Susanna seemed a bit more earth-rooted, but she is also a first class Mozart interpreter.
Online Merker, Christoph Zimmermann
Opernhaus Wuppertal - JULIETTA
The versatile singer Ralitsa Ralinova, whose interpretation of Gilda we have still in mind, played the title role. With her yourhfully freh soprano voice she convincingly succeeds in navigating between dream and reality, making psychic secrets palpable.
Online Merker
Ralitsa Ralinova's fairylike soprano voice excellently suits the title figure.
Westdeutsche Zeitung
Ralitsa Ralinova in the title role has a soft, girlish soprano voice which even seems to emphasis Julietta's sirenlike character.
Online Musik Magazin
With a beautiful voice and an elegantappearance Ralitsa Ralinova played the nymphe with her oversized mane of curls, her elegant clothes and the sought-after lover. With mellifuous, seducing singing she created beautiful accents.
Online Merker
Opernhaus Wuppertal – Hänsel und Gretel - GRETEL
...and Ralitsa Ralinova with her playfully light soprano as Gretel.
Opernglas 2/2018 , E.V. Gerke
Ralitsa Ralinova’s play was also fun. The soprano, who already convinced as GILDA turns Gretel into a charming, girlish character. Moreover, her singing is exemplary and certain in the upper registers
Der Neue Merker (01/2018) - Christoph Zimmermann
…and the soprano Ralitsa Ralinova alias Gretel, who apart from her excellent acting also succeeds in granting the main character every possible vocal benefit.
Westdeutsche Zeitung
Ralitsa Ralinova sings Gretel with a sweet, innocent soprano voice...
The singing was just fabulous: One can hardly imagine a better cast for Hänsel and Gretel as Catriona Morison and Ralitsa Ralinova with their young, exuberantly brilliant voices.
Wuppertaler Rundschau
Vereinigte Bühnen Wuppertal –Rigoletto - GILDA
The same goes for Ralitsa Ralinova, who emphasizes Gilda’ schizophrenia with nervous gestures and yet sings with enchanting sweetness and brilliant staccati.
Der neue Merker Christoph Zimmermann 05/17
Wuppertal Opera House- Don Giovanni - ZERLINA
Ralitsa Ralinova and Damien Pass as Zerlina and Masetto made a vocally and actingly convincing performance.With her youthful soprano voice, Ralitsa Ralinova gives the peasant girl a naive simplicity, as she ist taken in by Don Giovanni's courting Then again she plays the role with coquetry, as she succeeds in calming her jealous broom.
Bamberg Summer Opera - Don Giovanni - ZERLINA
'Ralitsa Ralinova (Zerlina) brought her gracious soprano voice into play (like in „Batti, batti, o bel Masetto“ and in the mincing duet with Don Giovanni, „Là ci darem la mano“)...'
Bamberger Onlinezeitung
'Is it possible to even more seducive as the greatest seducer? It is! Ralitsa Ralinova as an artistivcally overwhelming Zerrlina made prove of it in the premiere on Saterday at the bamberg Summer Opera. Ralinova's refined, continually intense and technically ideal focussed voice enthralled just as her souvereignity as an actress . Compared to her, even the Jiri Rajnis in the title role faded somewhat. I think Ralinova is in for a great carreer.'
Wuppertal Theatre - Alice in Wonderland - Alice
Ralitsa Ralinova 's huge soprano voice and her sweet portrayal of Alice earn much acclaim... "
Opernhaus Wuppertal - Land des Lächelns - LISA
Opernhaus Wuppertal - JULIETTA
Opernhaus Wuppertal – Hänsel und Gretel - GRETEL
Festspiele Oper Schenckenberg - Rigoletto - GRÄFIN CEPRANO
Vereinigte Bühnen Wuppertal - Don Giovanni - ZERLINA
Vereinigte Bühnen Wuppertal - Don Giovanni - ZERLINA
Sommeroper Bamberg - Don Giovanni - ZERLINA - 2013
Sommeroper Bamberg - Don Giovanni - ZERLINA - 2013