Delightful Arias

Delightful Arias

Extraordinary Soprano Andriana Yordanova will be giving a sparkling recital at a lunchtime concert to be held at the Oratory of St. Francis on Tuesday 26thApril 2016 at 12:30pm. The soprano will be accompanied on the piano by Sofia Narmania.


Delightful Arias is a performance that will present an eclectic and remarkable programme with a special emphasis on Bellini, the epitome of belcanto. Bellini was an Italian opera composer known for his long-flowing melodic lines who became the quintessential composer of the Italian bel canto era of the early 19th century. Then Soprano Andriana Yordanova will sing arias by Scarlatti, Lehar, Delibes and de Curtis, amongst others.

Andriana Fenech Yordanova is a Bulgarian soprano who started her career as a soloist at the school choir and the Children's Opera at her native town Varna. Her first performances at home and abroad were in 1985 in Amstetten and Baden bei Wien Austria with the main role in a   musical. She completed her studies in the National Academy of Music "Prof.Pancho Vladigerov" where she studied with Prof.Ilka Popova, winning a 3-rd prize in the First Academical Competition. In 1997 she followed a Tosca-course in the European Opera Centre  in Manchester with prof. Marta Lantieri,Kostas Paskalis, Kent Nagano, Renata Schotto. Later she won a scholarship at Academia Bulgara d'Arte e Cultura Boris Christoff in Rome and studied  with the italian mezzo-soprano Gianella Borelli, Masterclas with the tenor Kaludi Kaludov, at the moment under the supervision of Julliete Bizzasa Zhani.

Back in Bulgaria she won the special prize for contemporary aria at the International Singing Competition "Hristo Brambarov", Sofia with aria of Magda Sorel from " The Counsul", Menotti. She took part in various TV broadcasts in Bulgaria.

 Her operetic debut was with the role of Musetta in "La Boheme" at Bourgas Opera Theatre under the great bulgarian conducter Prof. Ivan Vulpe.At the State Opera House Varna she sang the roles of Fiordilidgi in "Cosi fan tutte", Mozart and Sylva Varesku  in the wieniese classical operetta "The Princess of Chardash", Kalman.

 In 2002 she made her debute as another puccinian heroine - Mimi from "La Boheme" working with the italian conductor Luciano Di Martino.Andriana performed extensively in her home country. Her overseas performances with different opera companies include tournees in Germany, Austria, Turkey, Egypt.Andriana has also been busy performing in Malta - operetic concerts, baroque music, sacred and contemporary music.

 Her repertoire includes various roles from operas, operettas, baroque, sacred and contemporary music. She currently teaches Voice Technique at "Masquerade Theatre Arts School".The lunchtime concerts are aimed at giving a platform to local and foreign artists and, it gives the opportunity for the audience to experience the charming oratory.  The oratory has an interesting history as before the main church was enlarged in the beginning of the 20th Century, the large chamber was used as the refectory for the religious community. It was then transformed into an oratory, adorned by magnificent baroque paintings, a magnificent gilded altarpiece and original monks benches.

The events are fund raising events for the Franciscan Church, which is undergoing restoration. Tickets for the lunchtime concerts, costing 8 euro, can be obtained from the venue itself half an hour before the concert begins. For more details phone 7968 0952 or email:


1.           Scarlatti Al. Le Violette

2.           Bellini V. O,crudel che il mio pianto non vedi

3.           Bellini V. Vanne, o rosa fortunata

4.           Bellini V.  Malinconia

5.           Bellini V. Ma, rendi pur contento

6.           Puccini G.- O, mio babbino caro

7.           Lehar F. Vilja Lied from The Merry Widdow

8.           Weil K.  Youkali

9.           Delibes L. Les filles de Cadix

10.         De Curtis Non ti scordar di me


Andriana Yordanova soprano

Sofia Narmania - piano