Milen BOZHKOV   Tenor


In the season 2022/23 Milen Bozhkov makes his debut as OTELLO next to Krassimira Stoyanova at the Varna Summer Festival and as RADAMES in “Aida” at the Warsaw National Opera. He also sings his first CANIO in Ulm. At the Theatre Krefeld/Mönchengladbach he is PINKERTON in “Madama Butterfly” and the PRINCE in “Rusalka”.

The congenial tenor most-sung roles include DON JOSE, which he sang in the season 2021/22 at the Nuremberg State Opera and the Tirana National Opera and in the season 2020/21 in a new production of “Carmen” at the Kassel State Theatre. In summer 2022 he can be seen in this very role in an open-air concert with the Hagen Philharmonic Orchestra.

Further engagements brought him recently as GUSTAVO in “Un ballo in maschera” to the Tirana National Opera, as DON JOSE to the Coburg Theatre, as the PRINCE in “Rusalka” to the Opera House Halle and as OFFICER in “Cardillac” to the Hagen Theatre.

Milen Bozhkov studied singing at the Sofia Music Academy and completed his studies at the University of Musik in Graz with KS Prof. Joanna Borowska. Milen Bozhkov perfected his musical education with KS Krassimira Stoyanova, who still regularly teaches him.

His first engagements immediately brought him to the Sofia National Opera and to the Opera House Graz. From 2007, he was a permanent member of the ensemble of the Maribor Opera House.

From 2011 until 2013 he was engaged at the Coburg Theatre. Here, he sang a broad repertoire with such roles as NADIR ( „Les Pêcheurs de perles“), ALFREDO („La Traviata“) TEBALDO („ I Capuleti e i Montecchi“), PINKERTON („Madama Butterfly“) , LENSKI („Eugen Onegin“), RICCARDO („ Un Ballo in Maschera“), RODOLFO („La Boheme“), POLLIONE („ Norma“) , SINGER ( „Der Rosenkavalier“), GERALD ( „Lakmè“ ) and the DUKE OF MANTOVA („Rigoletto“).

Afterwards, the Bulgarian tenor returned as guest to the Coburg Theatre in roles such as CAVARADOSSI („Tosca“), PRINCE SOU CHONG („Das Land des Lächelns“) and the PRINCE („Rusalka“).

Besides he was invited to sing numerous guest performances including PINKERTON at the Darmstadt State Theatre, and the Sofia National Opera, RODOLFO at the NUremberg State Theatre and the Detmold Theatre, the DUCA DI MANTOVA at the Schenkenberg Festival and the Aalto Theatre Essen , DON JOSÉ at the Schenkenberg Festival and at the Stara Zagora State Opera.

Other Concert performances brought him to Japan, Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Latvia and Bulgaria. In summer 2022 he sang Gounod’s CECILIA MASS at the Lucerne Concert House.


Theater Hagen – Cardillac - OFFIZIER
"I am also completely thrilled by Milen Bozkhov’s vocal force, his endless power and his brilliant heights in the role of the officer. His impressive performance of the highly demanding part, can hardly be topped."
Der Opernfreund
Theater Hagen - Rusalka - PRINZ
Landestheater Coburg - Tosca - CAVARADOSSI
Un ballo in Maschera - GUSTAVO
Die Zauberflöte – TAMINO
Manon Lescaut – DE GRIEUX