Krum Galabov*


* VAR - various projects only


Since early age Krum Galabov was a soloist of the representative Boys choir in Plovdiv, which he took part in many concerts and international tours with. In 1994 he won the First prize at the International Music Festival “Varna summer” and scholarship from the National Music Academy “Pancho Vladigerov“ and continued his education in opera singing in the Supreme Academy of Music and Fine Arts Vienna in the class of KS. Margarita Lilova.

In the period 1996-2000 Krum Galabov worked as a soloist in Burgtheater Vienna. Since 2001 he was a soloist of Wiener Residenzorchester and Salonorchester Alt Wien and meanwhile worked on his vocal technique with the world famous prima Ghena Dimitrova.

His international career launched  in 2012 with a very successful debut as Rodrigo di Posa in a monumental five act production of “Don Carlos” in French in Teatro Argentino de la Plata, Buenos Aires. Since then Krum Galabov sings on many prestigious stages worldwide a.o.- in Arena di Verona, Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Japan, Taiwan, Bonn, Cagliari, St.Petersburg and many more. In 2013 he performed the role of Silvio in the staging of Pagliacci in Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, directed by Franco Zeffirelli. In the same year Krum Galabov took part in the opening ceremony of the traditional “Apolonia” Festival in Sozopol with KS. Krassimira Stoyanova. In 2014 he made three mainrole debuts – as Cavalier Belfiore in the comic opera “King for one day” by Giuseppe Verdi, the title role in Nabucco and Baron Scarpia from Puccini’s Tosca. He also performed in Don Carlo (Marquis Posa), Traviata (Germont), La Boheme (Marcello) and held many concerts in Bulgaria, among others with the famous bass Paata Burchuladze at the Opera Festival in Plovdiv, concert tours in Austria and Switzerland. In 2015 he sang the title role in the new Rigoletto production in Kaiserslautern, Germont in La Traviata at the Opera Festival in Schwerin and Vladikavkas, Marcello in Coburg, “Messa per Rossini” with the Symphony Orchestra in Wuppertal e.t.c. Following engagements included  Amonastro (Aida) in Catania and at the Opera Festival in Schwerin, Marcello, Rodrigo di Posa (Don Carlo) in St. Petersburg, Plovdiv Roman Theater, Baron Scarpia at National Theater of Belgrad, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Conte di Luna (Il trovatore) at the Opera Festival on the Roman Theater in Plovdiv, the South Bohemian Theater in The Czech Republic, in State Theater Kazan, Nabucco in Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Serbia, Bulgaria, George Germont in München, Constanta, Russe.

His engagements for 2019 included Nabucco, Jago, Scarpia, Renato, (Un ballo in maschera) in Poland, Germany, The Czech republic, Romania,  concerts in Cyprus, Vienna, Darmstadt, Belgrade etc.

In October 2019 he sang Marcello (La Boheme) at Teatro Tal Aurora in Malta alongside starsoprano Nino Machaidze. His next engagement is a role debut as Yoriko Nelusko ("L’Africaine" by Meyerbeer) at State opera Stara Zagora,Bulgaria. In 2020 he will appear on stage as Scarpia, Nabucco, Rodrigo di Posa and Marcello. 

Krum Galabov has worked among others with stage directors such as Franco Zeffirelli, Federico Tiezzi, Otto Schenk, Einar Schleef, Andrea Breth, Renzo Giacchieri and Vera Nemirova.

He is a honorary member of the “Boris Christoff” foundation.

Krum Galabov is fluent in German, Italian and Russian. He also speaks English and Polish. Bulgarian is his mother tongue.





La Traviata - Germont

Don Carlo-  Rodrigo di Posa

Il Trovatore-  Conte di Luna

Attila - Ezio

La forza del destino- Don Carlo di Vargas

Simone Boccanegra - Paolo Albiani

Otello- Jago

Nabucco - Nabucco

Rigoletto- Rigoletto

Un giorno di regno - Belfiore

Un ballo di maschera - Renato

Aida - Amonasro



Le nozze di Figaro - Conte Almaviva

Don Giovanni - Don Giovanni



L’elisir d’amore - Belcore

Lucia di Lammermoor - Enrico



I Puritani-  Riccardo



Faust - Valentin


Nelusko - L'africaine



Tosca - Scarpia

La Boheme - Marcello, Schounard

Madama Butterfly - Sharpless

Manon Lescaut - Lescaut

Edgar - Frank



Pagliacci - Silvio



Iris - Kyoto

Cavaleria rusticana - Alfio

L’amico - Friz David



La Wally - Vincenzo Gelner



Carmen - Escamillio



Dame Pique Jelezki

Iolanta Robert

Eugene Onegin Onegin



Sadko Venetian Guest