Ralitsa RALINOVA Soprano
 
  BIOGRAPHY  

 

Since the season 2014/15 Ralitsa Ralinova can be seen at the Wuppertal Opera House. For her interpretations of SUSANNA in ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’, MICAELA in ‘Carmen’ and the title role in Martinus’ opera JULIETTE, she was nominated BEST YOUND SINGER in the Yearbook 2019 of the opera magazine OPERNWELT.

In Wuppertal she also impressed in the title role of 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’. Moreover. She enjoyed great success here lately as GILDA in ‘Rigoletto’, GRETEL in ‘Hänsel und Gretel’ and FRASQUITA in ‘Carmen’, LISA in ‘Das Land des Lächelns’ and MUSETTA in ‘La Bohème’.

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 Ralitsa 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“, LAURETTA in “GIANNI SCHICCI”. In concerts she sings excerpts and arias from „Manon”, Gounod’s „Faust“(Marguerite), Lehár’s „Giuditta“, Dvorak’s „Rusalka”. Her concert repertoire contains works by Poulenc, J.S. Bach,...
In summer 2016 Ralitsa was very successful as GILDA in ‘Rigoletto’ with the Südwestfalen Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Schenkenberg Festival in Switzerland.

In 2020 she made her debut as ADINA in “L’Elisire d’amore” in Wuppertal.

 

 
 
 
REVIEWS
 
Historische Stadrthalle Wuppertal - La Traviata - VIOLETTA
... above all Ralitsa Ralinova in the title part, who truly seems to live through the role of Violetta. In the first act, as she meets Alfredo, she exudes a sheer zest for life. With all her force, she joins in the famous drinking song . Yet the first signs of Violetta‘s illness cannot be disguised and Ralinova splendidly performs these fluctuations. In the following Cabaletta "Sempre libera degg'io" she scores with crystal-clear coloraturas and brilliantly sung heights. Also in the second act, she makes the audience go through an emotional rollercoaster. Her happy life on the country-side is disturbed by Alfredo’s father Germont, who in the end can convince Violetta to give up her own happiness out of consideration for Alfredo’s family. One feels great compassion with her at the ball, when she is humiliated by the society in front of Alfredo. Extremely touching is also the third act, in which the terminally ill Violetta realizes that she has but a few hours left to live. Ralinova’s interpretation of the great farewell aria "Addio, del passato" gets under one’s skin. In the spoken passages, she is absolutely fragile.
OMM
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Both protagonists leave nothing to desire, above all the soprano. In her role debut she sensitively portrays the emotional states of the courtesan, infected with tuberculosis. Due to her well-balanced, strong voice, which is relaxed even in the highest registers and her pure coloraturas, her arias sound thrillingly brilliant. Especially her dying scene is heartrendingly touching.
O-Ton
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Wuppertaler Bühnern - Julius Cäsar – CLEOPATRA
But the utmost praise is due to Ralitsa Ralinova in the role of Cleopatra; with enormous energy and a lushly brilliant voice.
Wuppertaler Rundschau
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One would like to hear more from the ensemble and the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra under the musical direction of Clemens Flick. Ralitsa Ralinova as Cleopatra fills the entire hall with her brilliant soprano voice and her sparkling high notes. Also visually, she is the ideal cast for the role of the seductive Egyptian princess. Crystal-clearly sounds her aria "V'adoro, pupille", as Cleopatra seduces with her feminine charms, beguiling not just Cesare with her interpretation. She also clearly shows the claim to power, as she ascends the stairs and majestically takes a seat . Another musical highlight is her interpretation of the famous aria "Piangerò la sorte mia", with which the performance in Wuppertal ends. Here, Ralinova presents the Egyptian Queen as a broken woman, who has lost all hope.
Online Musik Magazin
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Ralitsa Ralinova dominates in the huge part of Cleopatra with a powerful, secure soprano voice.
IOCO
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It was clear to see that every singer took great pleasure in finally singing in front of an audience again. Not just each tone was perfect, but also every gesture and each facial expression. Each and every singer gave an absolutely homogenous singing and acting performance, especially Ralitsa Ralinova, who played the capricious Cleopatra. Every vocal phrase was congruent with gestures and expression.
Deianira / Das Kulturportal
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Opernhaus Wuppertal – L’elisir d’amore - ADINA
Whether Sangmin Jeon’s “Una furtiva lagrima” or Raltisa Ralinova and Sebastian Campione’s “Io son ricco et tu sei bella”: it wouldn’t be fair to highlight any individual performance, as each and every singer was absolutely excellent to the delight of the audience.
Das Opernmagazin
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Opernhaus Wuppertal – Le Nozze di Figaro - SUSANNA
Ralitsa Ralinova as Susanna, who always guarantees spirit and vivacity on stage in Wuppertal.
Das Opernmagazin
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Ralitsa Ralinova’s Susanna seemed a bit more earth-rooted, but she is also a first class Mozart interpreter.
Online Merker, Christoph Zimmermann
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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
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Ralitsa Ralinova's fairylike soprano voice excellently suits the title figure.
Westdeutsche Zeitung
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Ralitsa Ralinova in the title role has a soft, girlish soprano voice which even seems to emphasis Julietta's sirenlike character.
Online Musik Magazin
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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
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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
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Ralitsa Ralinova sings Gretel with a sweet, innocent soprano voice...
Westfalenpost
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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
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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.
OMM
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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
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'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.'
Genios
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Wuppertal Theatre - Alice in Wonderland - Alice
Ralitsa Ralinova 's huge soprano voice and her sweet portrayal of Alice earn much acclaim... "
OMM
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ON STAGE
Historische Stadrthalle Wuppertal - La Traviata - VIOLETTA
 
Wuppertaler Bühnen – Julius Caesar - CLEOPATRA
 
Wuppertaler Bühnen- Die Zauberflöte - PAMINA
 
Wuppertaler Bühnen- Die Zauberflöte - PAMINA
 
Opernhaus Wuppertal – La Boheme – MUSETTA
 
Opernhaus Wuppertal – La Boheme – MUSETTA
 
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