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 96,665 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Nicolai Ghiaurov is the 147th most popular singer (up from 222nd in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Bulgaria (up from 40th in 2019) and the 2nd 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 147 out of 3,541Before him are Zarah Leander, Anna German, Anatoliy Solovianenko, Eric Burdon, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Roberto Carlos. After him are Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Eduard Khil, Charles Trenet, Ivan Rebroff, Georges Brassens, and Nina Hagen.

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Among people born in 1929, Nicolai Ghiaurov ranks 67Before him are Gudrun Burwitz, Claes Oldenburg, Jerry Goldsmith, Zoltán Czibor, Isamu Akasaki, and Lennart Johansson. After him are Werner Arber, Mike Hawthorn, Whitey Bulger, Alfred Moisiu, Gerald Edelman, and Violeta Chamorro. Among people deceased in 2004, Nicolai Ghiaurov ranks 30Before him are Helmut Newton, Carlos Kleiber, Renata Tebaldi, Ingrid Thulin, Jerry Goldsmith, and Sune Bergström. After him are Godfrey Hounsfield, Akhmad Kadyrov, Laura Branigan, Saizo Saito, Robert Merle, and Arthur Hailey.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Nicolai Ghiaurov ranks 29 out of 313Before him are Ratko Janev (1939), Saint Naum (830), Sylvie Vartan (1944), Hristo Stoichkov (1966), Kaloyan of Bulgaria (1168), and Fritz Zwicky (1898). After him are Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria (1195), Christian Rakovsky (1873), Vlado Chernozemski (1897), Vasil Levski (1837), Michael Shishman of Bulgaria (1280), and Boris Christoff (1914).

Among SINGERS In Bulgaria

Among singers born in Bulgaria, Nicolai Ghiaurov ranks 2Before him are Sylvie Vartan (1944). After him are Boris Christoff (1914), Ghena Dimitrova (1941), Raina Kabaivanska (1934), Lili Ivanova (1939), Anna Tomowa-Sintow (1941), Philipp Kirkorov (1967), Azis (1978), Andrea (1987), Sofi Marinova (1975), and Stoyan Yankoulov (1966).