Giorgi Kirof, Bass back/zurück
Giorgi Kirof studied voice at the Academy of Arts, Rome, Italy with the world famous bass, Maestro Nicola Ghiuselev. On the stage of Sofia National Opera he has sung main bass roles such as Zaccaria/Nabucco, Fiesco/Simon Boccanegra, Sparafucile/Rigoletto, Timur/Turandot, Don Basilio/Barbiere di Siviglia as well as Osmin/Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail and Fafner/Rheingold.
Kirof has sung in opera tours in Spain, France, Austria, Italy, Germany, Netherlands and Japan. His roles include Il Commendatore/Don Giovanni, Filippo, Inquisitor/ Don Carlo, Ramfis/Re/ Aida.
On big stages he has performed at Großes Festspielhaus in Salzburg where he sang the role of Il Grande Inquisitore in Don Carlo, He also performed as Sparafucile in Rigoletto at Theatre Carre in Amsterdam and with the
Munich Philharmonie in Gasteig he sang the role of Sir Talbot in Maria Stuarda.
Of his roles have been televised Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni) on ARTE and Zaccaria (Nabucco) on Spanish TV.
2014/2015 Giorgi Kirof sang Varlaam from Boris Godunov at Savonlinna Opera Festival, Timur from Turandot at Sofia National Opera and Bonzo from Butterfly at Bolshoi Teatre Moskow (guest performance of Savonlinna).
In the 2015/2016 season Kirof sang the role of Padre Guardiano in Verdi's La forza del destino in Tampere, Finland and in the summer of the same year he performed as Sarastro in the Gut Immling Opernfestival's production of
In the season 2016/2017 Kirof was the cover for Zaccaria in Nabucco at the Metropolitan Opera, New York.
In 2017, he once again covered at the Metropolitan Opera - this time for Gremin in Eugene Onegin.
In 2017/2018, Kirof gave his house debut at the Metropolitan Opera singing the role of Timur in Turandot.
Always at the Met, Kirof also covered Ferruccio Furlanetto in Verdi's Requiem.
Recent engagements include a.o. Timur in Turandot at Opera Sofia and at Teatro Real de Madrid, Bonzo in Madama Butterfly at the Savonlinna Festival, Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin, Ramfis in Aida, and Sparafucile in Rigoletto at Opera Sofia.
Roles on Stage:
Zaccaria (2002, 2003, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)
Ferrando (2004; 2005)
Sparafucile (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2014)
Ramphis (2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2013)
Il Re (2004, 2011, 2014)
Filippo II (2009)
Il Grande Inquisitore (2002, 2003, 2008)
Fiesco (2008, 2009, 2010)
Padre Guadiano (2016)
Fafner (2010; 2011; 2015)
Osmin (2000; 2001)
Sarastro (2002, 2016)
Il Commendatore (2008; 2009; 2010)
Bartolo (2007; 2009)
Don Basilio (2001; 2002; 2006; 2010)
Timur (2006; 2010; 2014)
Zio Bonzo (2007; 2012)
Sir Talbot (2011)
Gremin (2007; 2008, 2017)