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Nicolai Ghiaurov

1929 - 2004

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Nicolai Ghiaurov (or Nikolai Gjaurov, Nikolay Gyaurov, Bulgarian: Николай Гяуров) (September 13, 1929 – June 2, 2004) was a Bulgarian opera singer and one of the most famous basses of the postwar period. He was admired for his powerful, sumptuous voice, and was particularly associated with roles of Mussorgsky and Verdi. Ghiaurov married the Bulgarian pianist Zlatina Mishakova in 1956 and Italian soprano Mirella Freni in 1978, and the two singers frequently performed together. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicolai Ghiaurov has received more than 110,051 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Nicolai Ghiaurov is the 239th most popular singer (down from 147th in 2019), the 43rd most popular biography from Bulgaria (down from 29th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Bulgarian Singer.

Nicolai Ghiaurov is most famous for his performances of Russian operas, such as Boris Godunov and War and Peace.

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Among singers, Nicolai Ghiaurov ranks 239 out of 3,528Before him are Chris Cornell, Anthony Kiedis, Jacqueline Boyer, Zucchero Fornaciari, Beyoncé, and Kim Carnes. After him are Bessie Smith, Van Morrison, Eazy-E, Marian Gold, Gary Brooker, and F. R. David.

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Among people born in 1929, Nicolai Ghiaurov ranks 98Before him are Helmut Rahn, Abdel Halim Hafez, Ivar Giaever, Yozo Aoki, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Georgi Markov. After him are Bob Denard, John Polanyi, June Carter Cash, Kjell Askildsen, Věra Chytilová, and Carolyn S. Shoemaker. Among people deceased in 2004, Nicolai Ghiaurov ranks 47Before him are Theo van Gogh, Arthur Hailey, Norberto Bobbio, John Pople, Herbert C. Brown, and Julia Child. After him are Otto Kumm, José López Portillo y Pacheco, Elmer Bernstein, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Ko Yong-hui, and Richard Avedon.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Nicolai Ghiaurov ranks 43 out of 372Before him are Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria (1300), Kiril, Prince of Preslav (1895), Petar Mladenov (1936), Chernorizets Hrabar (890), Kristalina Georgieva (1953), and Georgi Markov (1929). After him are Ivan Vazov (1850), Irina Bokova (1952), John of Rila (876), Michael Shishman of Bulgaria (1280), Hristo Botev (1848), and Peter Deunov (1864).

Among SINGERS In Bulgaria

Among singers born in Bulgaria, Nicolai Ghiaurov ranks 3Before him are Sylvie Vartan (1944) and Boris Christoff (1914). After him are Raina Kabaivanska (1934), Lili Ivanova (1939), Anna Tomowa-Sintow (1941), Nora Nova (1928), Ghena Dimitrova (1941), Philipp Kirkorov (1967), Ljuba Welitsch (1913), Azis (1978), and Andrea (1987).