Nicolai Karnolsky

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Nicolai Karnolsky opera singer
Born on the 4th of August 1971 in Sofia, Bulgaria
Education: National High School for Ancient Languages
and civilizations, Sofia, Bulgaria;
State Academy “P. Vladigerov”, Sofia, Bulgaria (1992-1996)

Concert appearances:
1986-1994:
- soloist in the choirs of Bulgarian Ancient Church Orthodox Music “Konstantin Cyril-The Philosopher” & “Johan Kukuzel”;
- concert participations in Greece, Italy, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland.
1994:
- Opera and Church recital in Innsbruck with Anna Rehtuur;
- Opera and Church recital in Vienna, Cathedrals “Maria am Geschtade” and “St.Stefan”.
1995:
- concerts under the patronage of Pope John Paul II in Rome in “St. Peter”, “St. Ignazie”, “St. John” and “St. Paul” cathedrals;
- records for The Golden Fond of Bulgarian National Radio.

Stage appearances:
1996:
- Don Alfonso in “Cosi fan tutte” by Mozart in Varna State Opera;
1998-1999:
- Il Re and Ramphis in “Aida” by Verdi in Varna State Opera.
1999:
- Zuniga in “Carmen” by Bizet in National Palace of Culture, Sofia, with Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, under conducting of Emil Tabacoff;
- Sparafucile and Monterone in “Rigolleto” by Verdi in Varna State Opera.
2000:
- With Philippo II in “Don Carlos” by Verdi in Sofia National Opera won 2 special prices at The 12-th International Opera Competition “Boris Christoff”;
- concert participation in Moskow with “Moskow Philharmonic Orchestra” under conducting of Dymitri Orlov.

2000-2001 - as a guest in Ensemble Theater der Regionen Biel/Soloturn, Switzerland:
- Abimelech in “Samson et Dalila”/ Camille Saint-Saens;
- Sparafucile in “Rigoletto”/ Verdi;
- Don Ruy Gomez da Silva in “Ernani”/ Verdi.

Season 2001-2002 / Musiktheater im Revier,
Gelsenkirchen, Germany:

- Zaccaria in “Nabucco” / Verdi;
- Kaspar & Eremit in “Freischutz” / Weber;
- Varlaam in “Boris Godunov” / Mussorgsky;
- Don Pedro in “Beatrice et Benedict” / Berlioz.

Season 2002-2003 / Musiktheater im Revier,
Gelsenkirchen, Germany:

- Timur in “Turandot” / Puccini;
- Rocco in “Fidelio” / Beethoven;
- Don Prudenzio in “Il viaggio a Reims” / Rossini;
- Heraut II in “Jeanne d’Arc au bucher” / Honegger
im Ramen der Ruhr Triennale 2002-2004;
- Massimiliano & Mose in “I Masnadieri” / Verdi.

Season 2003-2004 / Musiktheater im Revier,
Gelsenkirchen, Germany:

- Sparafuccile in “Rigoletto” / Verdi;
- Titurel in “Parsifal” / Wagner;
- Clifford in “Rosmonda d’Inghilterra” / Donizetti;
- Alidoro in “La Cenerentola” / Rossini;
- Simone in “Gianni Schicchi” / Puccini.

Season 2004-2005 / Musiktheater im Revier,
Gelsenkirchen, Germany:

- Le Pape Clement VII in “Benvenuto Cellini” / Berlioz;
- Attila in “Attila” / Giuseppe Verdi;
- Don Basilio in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” / Rossini;
- Angelotti in “Tosca” / Puccini;
- Aladino in “Il crociato in Egitto” / Meyerbeer.
Awarded with the Theatre prize for season
2004- 2005 by Musiktheater Gelsenkirchen.

Season 2005-2006 / Musiktheater im Revier,
Gelsenkirchen, Germany:

- Gesler in “Guillaume Tell” / Rossini;
- Nourabad in “Les Pecheurs de Perles” / Bizet;
- Figaro & Bartolo in “Le nozze di Figaro” / Mozart;
- Ferrando in “Il Trovatore” / Verdi;
- Orosmane in “Zaira” / Bellini.

Season 2006-2007 / Musiktheater im Revier,
Gelsenkirchen, Germany:

- Bartolomeo in „Il Furioso all`isola di san Domingo“ / Gaetano Donizetti;
- Il Comendatore in “Don Giovanni” / W.A. Mozart;
- Narbal & Hector in “Les Troyens” / Hector Berlioz;
- Fiesco in „Simon Boccanegra“ / Giuseppe Verdi.

Season 2007-2008 / Musiktheater im Revier,
Gelsenkirchen, Germany:

- Colline in “La Boheme” / Giacomo Puccini;
- Lodovico in “Otello” / Giuseppe Verdi;
- Seneca in “L`Incoronazione di Poppea” /
Claudio Monteverdi;
- Don Diego in “L`Africaine” / Giacomo Meyerbeer;
- Mefisto in “La damnation de Faust” / Hector Berlioz.

Season 2008-2009 / Staatstheater Nürnberg :
- Sparafucile in “Rigoletto” / Giuseppe Verdi;
- Ramfis in “Aida“ / GiuseppeVerdi;
- Dom Juam de Sylva in “Dom Sebastien” /
Gaetano Donizetti;
- Sir Giorgio in “I Puritani” / Vincenzo Bellini.

Season 2009-2010 / Staatstheater Nürnberg :
- Sir Giorgio in “I Puritani” / Vincenzo Bellini;
- Dom Juam de Sylva in “Dom Sebastien” /
Gaetano Donizetti;
- Moise in “Moise et Pharaon” / Gioachino Rossini;
- Ramfis in “Aida“ / Giuseppe Verdi;
- Zaccaria in “Nabucco” / Giuseppe Verdi.

Season 2010-2011 / Staatstheater Nürnberg :
- Georg Lauffer, Superkargo in “Das Holzschiff” /
Detlev Glanert;
- Zaccaria in “Nabucco” / Giuseppe Verdi;
- Don Prudenzio in “Il Viaggio a Reims” /
Gioachino Rossini;
- Banquo in “Macbeth” / Giuseppe Verdi.

Season 2011-2012 / Staatstheater Nürnberg :
- Giovanni in “Il Corsaro” / Giuseppe Verdi;
- Gesler in “Guillaume Tell” / Rossini;
- Don Prudenzio in “Il Viaggio a Reims” /
Gioachino Rossini.

Season 2012-2013 / Staatstheater Nürnberg :
- Ferrando in “Il Trovatore” / Giuseppe Verdi;
- Commendatore in “Don Giovanni” /W.A. Mozart
- Waterman in “Rusalka” / Antonin Dvořák.

Season 2013-2014 / Staatstheater Nürnberg :
- Fafner in “Rheingold” / Richard Wagner;
- Graf von Saint-Bris in “Les Huguenots” /
Giacomo Meyerbeer;
- Zaccaria in “Nabucco” / Giuseppe Verdi.

Season 2014-2015 / Staatstheater Nürnberg :
- Timur in “Turandot” / Giacomo Puccini,
Regusseur Calixto Bieito;
- Graf von Saint-Bris in “Les Huguenots” /
Giacomo Meyerbeer;
- Fafner in “Siegfried” / R. Wagner;
- Figaro in “Le Nozze Di Figaro” /W.A. Mozart.

Season 2015-2016 / Staatstheater Nürnberg :
- Figaro in “Le Nozze Di Figaro” /W.A. Mozart;
- Colline in “La Boheme” / Giacomo Puccini;
- Kardinal Brogni, Präsident des Konzils in “Die Jüdin”
(”La Juive”) /Fr. Halévy.

Season 2016-2017 / Staatstheater Nürnberg :
- Boris in “Boris Godunow” / Modest Mussorgsky;
- Fafner in “Rheingold” / Richard Wagner;
- Fafner in “Siegfried” / R. Wagner;
- Attila in “Attila” / Giuseppe Verdi.

Season 2017-2018 / Staatstheater Nürnberg :
- Narbal, Hectors Schatten in “Les Troyens” / Hector Berlioz;
- Colline in “La Bohème” / Giacomo Puccini;
- Don Basilio in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” / Gioacchino Rossini.

As a guest:
- in Grosser Saal der Glocke, Bremen: “Nabucco” / Verdi - Zaccaria, Conductor Nicolas Hrudnik, 2002;
- Varlaam in “Boris Godunov” / Mussorgsky
in Staatstheater Braunschweig, 2003;
- Zaccaria in “Nabucco” / Verdi in Staatstheater Hannover, March 2004;
- Attila in “Attila” / Verdi in Grosser Saal der Glocke, Bremen, Conductor Nicolas Hrudnik, 2005;
- Der Sprecher in “Die Zauberflöte” / Mozart in Opera Ireland, Dublin, 2005;
- Simone in “Gianni Schicchi” / Puccini in Opera Ireland, Dublin, 2005;
- Szenen aus Goethes Faust / Robert Schumann, with Bochumer Symphoniker , Conductor Hans Jaskulsky, Febr. 2006;
- Da Silva in “Ernani” / Giuseppe Verdi, Opernwerkstatt Wien, Conductor Tiziano Duca, 15., 17., 19. July 2006;
- Zaccaria in “Nabucco“ / Giuseppe Verdi, Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar, Director Michael Schulz, Conductor Martin Hoff, Sept. 2006-May 2007;
- Basilio in “Il barbiere di Siviglia” / Gioacchino Rossini, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Director Beat Fäh, Oct. 2006;
- “Missa in Angustiis “/ Joseph Haydn, „Litaniae Lauretanae“ W.A. Mozart, with Bochumer Symphoniker, Conductor Hans Jaskulsky, Febr. 2007;
- Il Commendatore in “Don Giovanni“ / W.A. Mozart, Städtische Bühnen Münster, Director Peter Beat Wyrsch, Conductor Rainer Mühlbach, March 2007;
- Massimiliano in “I Masnadieri“ / Giuseppe Verdi, Grosser Saal der Glocke, Bremen, Conductor Nicolas Hrudnik, 25. March 2007;
- “Gianni Schicchi” / Giacomo Puccini, Theater der Stadt Koblenz, Director Werner Heinrich Möller, Conductor Karsten Huschke, March-June 2007;
- “Nabucco” / Giuseppe Verdi, Opernfestspiele St. Margarethen, Director Robert Herzl, Conductor Ernst Marzendorfer, 11-26 Aug. 2007;
- “Carmen“ / Georges Bizet, Wuppertal, Director Francois De Carpentries, Conductor Evan Christ, April 2007;
- “Salome” / Richard Strauss, Teatro Regio Torino, Director Robert Carsen, Conductor Gianandrea Noseda, Roberto Fores Veses, Jan. 2008;
- “Salome” / Richard Strauss, concert with BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, Conductor Gianandrea Noseda, Jan. 2008;
- “Nabucco” / Giuseppe Verdi, Theater Bremen, Director Carsten Wiegand, Conductor Daniel Montane, 14. March 2008;
- “La Boheme” / Giacomo Pucccini, Staatstheater Mainz, Director Vera Nemirova, Conductor Catherine Rückwardt, Oct. 2008-May 2009;
- “Aida” / Giseppe Verdi, Teatro Comunale Padova, Director Hugo de Ana, 28., 30. Oct. 2008;
- “Rigoletto” (Monterone) / Giacomo Puccini, Stadttheater Giessen, Director Helmut Polixa, Conductor Carlos Spierer, Dec. 2008;
- “Il Trovatore” (Ferrando) / Giuseppe Verdi, Hessischen Staatstheater Wiesbaden, director Cesare Lievi,
conductor Mario de Rose, Sept. 2009;
- in “Messa da Requiem”/ Giuseppe Verdi, with Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Conductor Hans Jaskulsky, Febr. 2014;
- in Sinfonie Nr.9 d-Moll/ Ludwig van Beethoven, with Jenaer Philharnonie , Conductor Marc Tardue, Nov. 2014;
- Colline in “La Boheme”/Giacomo Puccini, Staatstheater Kassel, Director Philipp Kochheim, Conductor Peter Halasz, Oct. 2015;
- Timur in “Turandot”/Giacomo Puccini, Aalto-Musiktheater Essen, Director Tilman Knabe, Conductor Yannis Pouspourikas, Jan. 2016;
- Figaro in “Le Nozze di Figaro”/W.A. Mozart in Theater Dortmund, Director Mariame Clement, Conductor Luca de Marchi, April 2016;
- Philipp II, Attila, Aleko by 30. New Year Festival / Sofia - Gala Event, with Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor Donato Renzetti, 13.12.2016;
- Colline in “La Boheme” / Giacomo Pucccini, Staatstheater Mainz, Director Monique Wagemakers, Conductor Samual Hogarth, 17. 01.2017;
- Colline in “La Boheme” / Giacomo Pucccini, Staatstheater Kassel, Director Philipp Kochheim, Conductor Francesco Angelico, 14. 10.2017;
- Debut in Semperoper Dresden as Sparafucile in “Rigoletto”, Verdi, 12. and 17. November 2017,
Regie Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Director Eun Sun Kim;
- Ferrando in “Il Trovatore” / Giuseppe Verdi, Aalto Theater Essen, 20.12.2017,
Regie Patrice Caurier, Moshe Leiser, Director Giacomo Sagripanti;
- Timur in “Turandot” / Giacomo Pucini, Die Theater Chemnitz, 22.12.2017,
Regie Hinrich Horstkotte, Director Felix Bender;
- Ferrando in “Il Trovatore” / Giuseppe Verdi, Aalto Theater Essen, 03.01.2018,
Regie Patrice Caurier, Moshe Leiser, Director Matteo Beltrami;
- Colline in “La Boheme” / Giacomo Pucccini, Aalto Theater Essen, Director Silviu Purcarete, Conductor Friedrich Heider, 17. 01.2017.

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