Bulgarians mourn great tenor, 71

Bulgarians mourn great tenor, 71


norman lebrecht

October 03, 2022

The death has been announced of Rumen Doikov, a Bulgarian tenor with a 30-year international career.

Based in Sofia and Belgrade, he was renowned for his Radames in Aida. He wished he had been born Italian.

Asked for the secret of his success, Doikov said: ‘Confidence in what I do. And that I learned from the great masters of Belcanto – Caruso, Gili, Del Monaco, Corelli.


  • IP says:

    Bulgarians are too busy replacing a hopeless government with an even more hopeless one to bother, I am afraid. Doikov was a leading Verdian tenor of his time, much closer to the real thing than the tre rusteghi.
    Another news is that Raina Kabaivanska has held a master class in Sofia and invited an Ukrainian disciple for the closing concert. One cannot keep wondering how such singers and such politicians can originate from the same nation.