Doroteia was born in 1982. She graduated from the Lyubomir Pipkov National School of Music with a major in piano and the Prof. Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music in Sofia with a major in opera singing.
From 2004 to 2008 she specialized at an opera studio in Graz, Austria, where she performed the roles of Countess Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Arminda in The Pretend Garden-Girl, and First Lady in The Magic Flute by Mozart.
Along with the opera studio, she took her major in “Song and Oratorio” under Professor Gerhard Zeller.
In the period 2009 – 2013, she gained scholarships from the Boris Hristov Foundation for specialization in the Santa Cecilia Academy and to attend master classes with Renata Scotto, Anna Vandi and Mirella Parutto in Rome. She is a Raina Kabaivanska scholarship holder for her master classes in Modena and Sofia, as well as of the Richard Wagner Association in Trier, Germany.
On the stage of the Sofia Opera (2010 – 2013) Dorothea performed as Mimi in La Boheme by Puccini, Wellgunde in The Rhine Goldand Twilight of the Gods by Richard Wagner.
Alexander Mutafchiisky was born in Varna. In 1999, he graduated from the Pantcho Vladigerov State Music in Sofia majoring in opera singing with a Master’s Degree in the studios of prof. Lili Stefanova and prof. Pavel Gerdjikov. Currently, he is a doctoral student in the Vocal department of the same institution, specializing in stage direction. In 1997, Alexander was awarded the first prize in the First Mimi Balkanska Competition for Young Operetta and Musical Singers. Since 1997, he is a soloist at the Stefan Makedonsky National Musical Theatre.
The singer’s repertoire includes roles from classical operettas: Kajetán from Gypsy Love, Brissard from Der Graf von Luxemburg by Franz Lehár; Kolomán Zsupán in Countess Maritza, Count Boni from The Gipsy Princess, Napoleon from Die Bajadere by Emmerich Kálmán; Pappacoda from A night in Venice, Count Homonay from The Gypsy Baron, Jozef from Viennese Blood, Blind and Frank from Die Federmaus by Johan Strauss II; Calchas and Ménélas from The Beautiful Helen by Offenbach, Ivan from Bugarians from old times by Asen Karastoyanov, and others.
Succesful transformations in musicals for Alexander are the roles of Barnaby from Hello, Dolly! by Herman, The Emcee fromCabaret and Amos from Chicago by John Kander, Jerry from Sugar by Jule Styne; John from Miss Saigon by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Pontius Pilate and King Herode from Jesus Christ Superstar, Che from Evita, Munkustrap from Cats by Andrew Lloyd Weber; Babbs from Charley’s Aunt by Felzman.
Some of Alexander’s latest stage appearances on the Musical Theatre’s stage are in the musicals My Fair Lady by Frederick Loewe as Henry Higgins and in Love and Death in Moulin Rouge as Toulouse-Lautrec.
The singer was honored with the prestigeous Chrystal Lyre (2003, 2012) and Golden Feather (2015) awards. He has recorded for the Bulgarian National Television and the Bulgarian National Radio.
Veneta Neynska did her undergraduate studies with the world renowned pianist John Perry at the University of Southern California. She earned her Master’s degree with Joan Havill in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Veneta has participated in masterclasses with Imogen Cooper, Alexei Nasedkin, Jerome Lowenthal and Dominique Merlet.
She has been awarded numerous prizes in many competitions among which First Prize at the 7th Piano Competition in Larnaca, Cyprus; Second Prize at the Christopher Duke competition in Watford, UK; First Prize at Beethoven Hradec, the Czech Republic; Third Prize at the Alexander Tansman Competition in Lodz, Poland.
Currently, Veneta serves as an Artistic Director and primary creator of all of Modo Bulgaria’s projects.
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