In memoriam: Bulgarian opera basso Nicola Ghiuselev
published on 5/16/14 12:34 PM
The world of opera lost one more of its big singers. Bulgarian basso Nicola Giuselev passed away at the age of 77. We do not think over the transience of human life, while listening to the renditions of our opera stars in the hall. We seemed to have got accustomed to the talent and beautiful voice of Ghiuselev onstage, to his appearance…
The Bulgarian fans of the late opera singer were aware of the dual nature of his artistry. He had graduated the Academy of Arts as a painter, simultaneously with his opera singing lessons. Ghiuselev’s debut onstage was in 1961 at the Sofia Opera House as Timur in Puccini’s Turandot. That was the start of a star career that went through the most famous opera theatres across the globe. Ghiuselev had the Golden Verdi award among others, which was a true recognition. Critics said on him that he was a big singer, a voice that drew pictures and a high-ranked performer.