Nicolai Ghiaurov

1929 - 2004

Nicolai Ghiaurov

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 77,276 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 221st most popular singer.

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Among singers, Nicolai Ghiaurov ranks 221 out of 3,001Before him are Meat Loaf, Corry Brokken, Lola Flores, Christina Aguilera, John Denver, and Ricky Martin. After him are Milva, Rob Halford, Neil Diamond, Nena, Desireless, and Dionne Warwick.

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Among people born in 1929, Nicolai Ghiaurov ranks 101Before him are José Santamaría, Yozo Aoki, Bob Newhart, Isabel Sarli, Sam Nujoma, and Gordon Moore. After him are Alasdair MacIntyre, Bruno Cremer, Vera Miles, Ira Levin, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, and Joan Plowright. Among people deceased in 2004, Nicolai Ghiaurov ranks 46Before him are Edward B. Lewis, Andriyan Nikolayev, Thomas Klestil, Herbert C. Brown, Arthur Hailey, and Akhmad Kadyrov. After him are Fanny Blankers-Koen, Saizo Saito, Elmer Bernstein, Theo van Gogh, Julia Child, and Marika Rökk.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Nicolai Ghiaurov ranks 40 out of 221Before him are Hristo Botev (1848), Zhelyu Zhelev (1935), Chernorizets Hrabar (890), Aleksandar Stamboliyski (1879), Petar Mladenov (1936), and Ivan Vazov (1850). After him are Ivan Shishman of Bulgaria (1350), Georgi Markov (1929), Kiril, Prince of Preslav (1895), Ivan Sratsimir of Bulgaria (1324), Nikola Zhekov (1865), and Jules Pascin (1885).

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), Ghena Dimitrova (1941), Lili Ivanova (1939), Philipp Kirkorov (1967), Anna Tomowa-Sintow (1941), Azis (1978), Stoyan Yankoulov (1966), Elitsa Todorova (1977), and Sofi Marinova (1975).