Jordanka Milkova

Bulgarian-Swiss mezzo-soprano Jordanka Milkova studied in her home town Sofia. She was a member of the Swiss Opera Studio at the Bern School of Arts, as well as ensemble member in Pforzheim and Nürnberg. International engagements have taken her to (amongst others) Essen, Basel, Luxembourg, Ferrara, Modena, St. Petersburg, Halle, Augsburg, Freiburg, Gelsenkirchen, Lübeck, Bern and Metz. She has been a regular guest at the Savonlinna Festival in Finland, where she made her debut as Ortrud in "Lohengrin", a role which she also sang at the Hong Kong Arts Festival. In 2017, she sang Maddalena ("Rigoletto") at the St. Margarethen Festival. Her repertoire includes Carmen, Dalila ("Samson et Dalila"), Eboli ("Don Carlo"), Amneris ("Aida"), Ulrica ("Un ballo in maschera"), Marfa ("Chowanschtschina"), Clytemnestra ("Elektra"), Ježibaba and Foreign Princess ("Rusalka"), Nicklausse ("The Tales of Hoffmann"), Composer ("Ariadne auf Naxos"), Ascanio ("Ascanio in Alba"), Annio ("La Clemenza di Tito"), Hänsel ("Hänsel und Gretel") and many more. She was nominated as Best Young Artist by the magazine "Opernwelt". Jordanka Milkova made her role and house debut in Wiesbaden as Venus in "Tannhäuser" during the 2017/18 season. She returns to Wiesbaden this season to make her role debut in the new production of "Il trovatore".