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Irena Petkova (Bulgarian: Ирена Петкова) is a Bulgarian opera singer. The mezzo-soprano Irena Petkova was born in Bourgas, Bulgaria. She graduated from the Pancho Vladigerov State Music Academy, Sofia under professor Lilly Stefanova.
Since 1990 she has solo performed for the Bourgas Opera, where she made her stage debut in the title role of Bizet's Carmen. In 1992 she was awarded the Margarita Mihova scholarship for best mezzo-soprano vocal performance as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Since 1993 she has been soloist for the Sofia National Opera.
Irena Petkova's repertoire includes arias, songs and other vocal pieces belonging to different periods and styles - among them works by Mozart, Verdi, Gluck, Rossini and Bellini. Irena Petkova has been on concert tours with the Bourgas Opera and the Sofia National Opera to Greece, France, Republic of Macedonia, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
- Mozart Opera Arias for Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra – Irena Petkova (mezzo-soprano), Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, Nayden Todorov (conductor), 1999. Label: Music Minus One. ISBN 1-59615-552-3
- Pancho Vladigerov State Music Academy, История (History) Archived 25 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine. (in Bulgarian)
- Сега, Започва фестът "Опера на площада" ("Opera in the Square" festival begins") Archived 28 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine., Issue 918 (in Bulgarian)
- Klassa, Лакме роди оперния туризъм в България (Lakme brings opera tourism to Bulgaria), 15 May 2008 (in Bulgarian)
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