* VAR various projects only
Chamber singer Iordanka Derilova has been a member of the Anhalt Theater Dessau since 2003. She graduated from the L. Pipkov Academy of Music and the P. Vladigerov Music Academy in Sofia and continued her education at the B. Christoff Academy in Rome. The soprano made her debut at the Burgas Opera House as Elisabetta in Don Carlos, sang in the Sofia National Opera and in almost all Bulgarian opera houses. In 1998 there was a permanent engagement at the Prague State Opera. She sings on opera stages in Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Lithuania, Cyprus, Qatar, Turkey, Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany. In her permanent engagement at the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau, she made her debut as Isolde in Tristan and Isolde, for which she was nominated for the singer of the year award by the magazine Opernwelt. She was awarded the "Premio di Aida" prizes by the Vissi d’Arte competition in Salerno (2005) and the theater award Theo for Best Singer. She was also nominated for the prestigious Czech Thalia Prize for her interpretation of the Tosca. The highlight of 2009 was the award with the title chamber singer. Her central roles in her repertoire include: the title roles Aida, Brünnhilde in Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, Turandot, Lady Macbeth, Elektra, Tosca, Abigaille Nabucco, Amelia Maskenball, Odabella Atilla, Butterfly, Isolde in Tristan and Isolde and Ortrud in Lohengrin, with whom they work at numerous renowned houses guested, among others at the Salzburg Festival Hall, Royal Opera House Stockholm, Teatro Massimo Bellini Catania, Bregenz Festival Hall, National Theater Mannheim, Theater Dortmund, Hanover, Munich (Gasteig), at the Summer Festival St. Margarethen, Opéra de Massy & Paris Saint Germain, Barcelona in Palau de la Musica and in the Festspielhaus Füssen. In 2016 she won the “Thalie” theater award for best singer of 2015 in the Czech Republic. For the seasons 2016 - 2018 she is engaged for the role Lisa in Pique Dame (Tchaikovsky) at the Chemnitz Theater and in the National Opera Ostrava (Czech Republic) for the role Katerina Ismailowa in Lady Macbeth von Mzensk (Shostakovich). The Theater Enschede in Holland hired her for the 2018/2019 season with the role of Marietta in Die tote Stadt (Korngold). During 2019 she guested in the new production of the opera Turandot at Theater Dortmund and the resumption at Theater Chemnitz in the role of Turandot (Puccini). In the next season (2020) she will sing the role of Brünnhilde at the Theater Chemnitz in the resumption of "Die Walküre" (R. Wagner). In 2020 she is also engaged in the role of Marietta in the opera "Die tote Stadt" (E. W. Korngold) in the National Opera in Ostrava (Czech Republic).
1996 Start of a permanent engagement at Stara Sagora's opera (Mimi in "La Boheme" Puccini, Amelia in "A Masked Ball", Fiordiligi in "Cosi fan tutte").
1997-98 guest contract at the National Opera Sofia as Elisabeth in "Don Carlos" and Amelia in "A Masked Ball" Verdi.
Guest performances at the Rosenheim Opera Days (Mozart Gala) under the direction of August Haltmayer.
1998 beginning of a permanent engagement at the Prague State Opera, sings all leading roles: (Elisabeth "Don Carlos", Tosca, Cio-Cio-San "Madama Butterfly", Liu "Turandot", Aida, Abigaille "Nabucco", Leonora "The Troubadour", Amelia "A Masked Ball").
1999 guest appearances in Italy and Switzerland (Tosca, Elisabeth in "Don Carlos").
2000 Engaged at the Sankt Margarethen Summer Festival (Austria) as Abigaille "Nabucco" in a production by the director Gianfranco de Bosio.
2000-01 Engaged in the National Theater Mannheim for the role of Amelia in "A Masked Ball" Verdi.
2001-02 guest appearances in Munich (Gasteig), Frankfurt am Mein, Linz, and Bregenz (Festspielhaus) with Abigaille "Nabucco".
2001-03 guest contract at the National Opera in Bratislava (Mimi, Aida, Abigaille, Tosca).
2001 guest appearances in Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Kagoschima, Fukuoka) as Aida alongside Jose Cura as Radames.
2002 guest appearances in Doha (Qatar) -Operair premiere with Aida. Guest performances with Abigaille in the Aspendos amphitheater (Turkey). Guest performances with the same role in Poland and the Netherlands, Tosca at the summer festival in Gars am Kamp (Austria).
Guest performances with Tosca at the Rialto Theater in Limassol (Cyprus).
2003 Aida guest appearances in Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoja).
Debut as Turandot at the summer festival in Sankt Margaretchen (Austria) in a large-scale production by Gianfranco de Bosio under the direction of Marco Bohemi and David Guadagno.
2003 Start of a permanent engagement at the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau (debut: Rusalka, Johanna d’Arc, Amalia “Die Räuber” Verdi).
2003-04 Engaged in the State Opera in Hanover with Abigaille "Nabucco".
Guest performances at the Bielefeld State Theater with Amelia "A Masked Ball" Verdi.
2004 guest appearances at the summer festival Sankt Margarethen (Austria) as Aida.
2005 Engaged for the role of Lady Macbeth in "Macbeth" Verdi at the Braunschweig State Theater.
Winner in the singing competition "Vissi d’ Arte "(Salerno Italia) for the" Premio di Aida "prize with the performance" Aida "under the direction of conductor Bruno Aprea.
Wins MZ theater award "Theo" - "Best Singer".
Nominated in the Czech Republic for the "Thalie" award - singer of the year for the role Tosca (Puccini).
2006 guest appearances for the Shalapin Festival in the National Opera Kazan Russia (Tatarstan) with Aida.
Debut as Isolde in the opera "Tristan und Isolde" R. Wagner in the Anhalt Theater Dessau and nominated for singer of the year at the opera world for this role.
Engaged in the summer festival Opernair in Gars in the role of Abigaille in "Nabucco" and summer festival in Graz in the roles of Aida and Abigaille.
2006–07 Engaged for the role Turandot (Puccini) in the Osnabrück theater.
2007 debut as Mignon in the opera "Mignon" Ambroise Thomas in Anhaltisches Theater Dessau.
Guest performances at the Riga National Opera with Abigaille "Nabucco" Verdi and Turandot.
Engaged in the summer festival in Varna in the role of Odabella in "Attila" Verdi.
2008 guest appearances for the festival Shalyapin in National Opera Kazan (Russia) with Abigaille (Nabucco) and Aida.
Guest performance in Holland (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague) with Aida.
Debut as Kundry in the opera "Parsifal" R. Wagner at the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau.
Guest performance at the Prague State Opera with Abigaille and Turandot.
Committed to the role of Venus in "Tannhäuser" R. Wagner in Theater Osnabrück.
Guest performance in Salzburg-Salzburg Culture Days (Großes Festspielhaus) with Turandot.
2009 guest performance for the festival Shalyapin in National Opera Kazan with Abigaille (Nabucco).
Guest performances at the Prague State Opera with Abigaille and Aida.
Guest performance in Salzburg - Salzburg Culture Days (Großes Festspielhaus) with Aida.
May 9 appointment as chamber singer.
2010 guest at Royal Opera Stockholm with Elektra.
2010 guest at Teatro Massimo Bellini (Catania) with Elektra.
Guest performance in Holland with Frank-Bernd Gottschalk’s new production of Aida.
Guest in Dortmund theater with Ortrud (Lohengrin).
2011 guest performance in Holland with Abigaille (Nabucco).
2011 guest at Theater Hagen with Turandot (Turandot).
2011 guest at the Prague State Opera with Abigaille (Nabucco), Aida, Tosca, Madamma Butterfly.
2011 guest at the international music festival “Week of High Classics by Roman Kofman” in Kiev (Ukraine) at the Richard Wagner Gala.
2011 guest at the Internetional Festival of the Opera and Ballet Stars "Maria Bieshu invites" - Chisinau, Moldova with Abigaille and Opera Gala.
2012 guest performance in Holland and Belgium with Leonora
(Il Trovatore) and with Fiordiligi (Cosi fan Tutte).
2012 guest performance in Holland with Abigaille (Nabucco) - production of the National Opera Kazan.
2012 guest at the Theater Nürnberg with Aida.
2012 guest at the Prague State Opera with Abigaille, Aida, Tosca.
2012 debut in the role Brünnhilde (Götterdämmerung) - Anhaltisches Theater Dessau.
2013 guest at the Prague State Opera with Abigaille.
2013 debut in the role Brünnhilde (Siegfried) - Anhaltisches Theater Dessau.
2013 guest performance in Barcelona (Spain) with Abigaille.
2013 guest performance in France - Paris (Opéra de Massy & Paris Saint Germain) with Abigaille (Nabucco).
2013 Engaged for the role of Brünnhilde in “Götterdämmerung” (R.Wagner) - National Opera Sofia.
2013 guest at the National Opera Sofia with Elisabeth "Don Carlos" Verdi.
2013 guest performance for the Carevetz summer festival by the National Opera Sofia with Tosca.
2013 guest at the Prague State Opera with Abigaille (Nabucco).
2013 guest performance at the Rostock Theater with Abigaille.
2013 guest at the National Moravien-Silesian Theater Ostrava in the role of Ortrud (Lohengrin).
2013 guest at the National Opera Sofia in the role of Aida.
2013 guest at the Heidelberg Theater in the role of Tosca.
2013 guest at the National Moravien-Silesian Theater Ostrava in the role of Abigaille (Nabucco).
2014 guest in the production Ring des Niebelungen at the National Opera Sofia in the role of Brünnhilde (Götterdämmerung).
2014 guest at the Rostock Theater in the role of Abigaille (Nabucco).
2014 Gala / Derby (Wagner - Verdi) at the National Palace of Culture Sofia.
2014 National Radio Sofia - Aria recordings (Wagner, Puccini, Verdi, Shostakovich) with the National Radio Orchestra conducted by Georgi Dimitrov.
2014 debut at the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau in the role of Ekaterina Ismailova "Lady Macbeth von Mzensk" D.Schostakowitsch and Brünnhilde in "Die Walküre".
2014 Committed to the role of Turandot at the Theater Hof.
2014/2015 guest at the Prague State Opera and National Opera Ostrava with Abigaille (Nabucco).
2015 Engaged for the role of Renata "The Fiery Angel" S.Prokofiev in the National Opera Ostrava.
2015 guest at the National Opera Sofia for the roles of Brünnhilde (Die Walküre, Götterdämmerung) and Turandot.
2015 tour in Japan in the role of Turandot with the National Opera Sofia.
2015 guest performance in the Festspielhaus Füssen in the role of Brünnhilde in the Ring des Niebelungen (Die Walküre, Götterdämmerung).
2016 guest at the National Opera Sofia in the role of Brünnhilde by Richard Wagner - "Die Walküre" and "Götterdämmerung".
2016 Receives the most prestigious award in the Czech Republic - "Thalie" 2015 for the extraordinary portrayal of the role of Renata in "The Fiery Angel" by S. Prokofiev.
2016 - 2018 Engaged for the role Lisa in the opera "Piqué Dame" by P. Tchaikovsky in the Chemnitz theater.
2017 debut at the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau in the role of Santuzza "Cavaleria Rusticana" Mascani and Rosela in "A santa Lucia" Pierantonio Tasca
2018 Engaged for the role Katerina Izmajlova "Lady Macbeth von Mzensk" by D. Schostakowitsch in the National Opera Ostrava
2018 guest performance with Brünnhilde "Der Ring des Niebielungen" by R. Wagner in Bolshoi Theater Moscow.
2018 - 2019 Committed to the role of Marietta "The Dead City" by Erich Wolfgang Korngold at the Theater Enschede, Netherlands
2019 Performed to the role of Turandot at the Chemnitz Theater
2019 guest at Theater Dortmund in the role of Turandot
2020 Engaged for the role Brünnhilde "Die Walküre" R. Wagner at the Chemnitz theater
2020 Performed to the role of Marietta "The Dead City" Krongold at the National Opera in Ostrava.
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