Svetlina is a Bulgarian mezzo-soprano, graduating from the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in July 2018, under the tutelage of Clare Shearer.
From September 2018, Svetlina will be part of the ensemble in
Vienna State Opera.
Svetlina is part of the Live Music Now scheme through which she carries out regular performaces. She also performs numerous recitals and is a guest soloist for many concerts throughout the year.
After winning the prize at Le Grand Prix de l’Opera, Svetlina was invited to spend a week recording with the Symphony Orchestra of the Bulgarian National Radio.
In November 2017, Svetlina was awarded with the Musicians' Company Silver medal and is part of the Yeomen Programme. She is also a Samling Artist.
Svetlina sang in the Children’s Choir of the Bulgarian National radio with the foremost musical academic in Bulgaria Hristo Nedyalkov for 9 years. As the main soloist of the choir she embarked on concert tours around many European and Asian countries. She has sung for the Japanese Crown Prince, the President of Bulgaria and many other influential people. Svetlina was also invited to sing at a Christmas charity concert organised by Countess Esther de Pommery in Switzerland.
Svetlina completed her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance in 2016 at the RCS.
Her operatic roles include Cherubino, Le nozze di Figaro (Opera de Nice Cote d'Azur; AntheaTheatre) ; Nerone, Agrippina (New Athenaeum Theatre, Glasgow); Veronique, Le docteur Miracle (Fox Opera); Mother, Mavra (Alexander Gibson Opera Studio).
She has also performed in part Octavian, Der Rosenkavalier; Man Friday, Robinson Crusoe; Rosina, Il barbiere di Siviglia; Dorabella, Così fan tutte ; Annio, La clemenza di Tito ; Lucretia, The Rape Of Lucretia ; Frau Reich, Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor ; Juno, Semele and others.
Recital as part of the International Music Festival Sofia Music Weeks.
Opera Gala with Stirling Orchestra
Beethoven Mass in C major; Vivaldi Gloria, with Scottish Opera Orchestra and City of Glasgow Chorus.
Guest Soloist with Glasgow Philharmonic Male Choir.
R.V. Williams Serenade to Music, with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle, with Edinburgh Royal Choral Union.
Vivaldi Gloria, with the Academy of Sacred Music.
Gleneagles Gala Concert with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Symphony Orchestra.
Beethoven Scottish Songs, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Beethovens 1808 Academy Concert.
Usher Hall Edinburgh Recital through Live Music Now Scotland.
First prize winner of the 2017
Neue Stimmen Competition
and also second prize in the
Ye Cronies Opera competition.
In 2016, she won 3rd prize in
Le Grand Prix de l’Opera
and was the highest ranked female singer.
First prize winner of the
Elgar/Spedding Memorial Lieder competition
and second prize winner in both
Governor’s recital prize
Tony and Tanya Russian song prize.
Svetlina is very grateful to Live Music Now Scotland and the Wilsons family for their support, and also to have received Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Award, RCS Trust scholarship, Independent Opera Voice Scholarship & Fellowship and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Star Award.
Svetlina is represented by IOA Management.