Kiril Manolov, baritone

Kiril Manolov

Represented By:

Michael Morelli
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The baritone Kiril Manolov was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he studied singing in the acclaimed National Academy of Music. He has been a recipient of many awards from various singing competitons all accross the country. He is also a holder of multiple awards from competitions in Wien, Warsaw, Barcelona and Brescia.

Dark-colored, highly qualitative voice and artist. Lots of charisma. Signature roles include the big Verdi and Verismo parts, Tomski/Queen of Spades.


Manolov’s most recent and future highlights include:

  • Amonasro/Aida at Mikhailovsky Theatre –  St. Petersburg;
  • Michele/Il Tabarro at Teatro Sao Carlos de Lisboa;
  • Rigoletto/ Rigoletto in Innsbruck;
  • Figaro/Il barbiere di Siviglia in Sofia;
  • Michele /Il Tabarro and Gulielmo/Le Villi in Verona;
  • Gulielmo/Le Villi with Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra München;
  • Simon/Simon Boccanegra in Copenhagen;
  • Sir John Falstaff/Falstaff in Plovdiv.


Kiril Manolov’s debut took place at the National Academy of Music in Sofia as Don Giovanni.

His repertoire includes the roles of Nabucco, Simon Boccanegra, Amonasro/Aida, Marcello/La Boheme, Enrico/Lucia di Lammermoor, Germont/La Traviata, Renato/Un Ballo in maschera, Figaro/Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Dandini/La Cenerentola, Falstaff,  Escamilio/Carmen, Carlo Gererd/Andrea Chenier, etc.

Season 2018/2019

In the season 2018/2019 Kiril Manolov performed as Tonio/Pagliacci in Piacenza, Simon Boccanegra in Sofia and Innsbruck, Don Carlo di Vargas/La forza de destino in Piacenza, Reggio di Emilia and Modena, Conte di Luna/Il Trovatore  in Sofia, Amonasro/Aida Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Mo. Riccardo Muti.

Season 2017/2018

In the season 2017/2018 he sang Simon in new production of Simon Boccanegra in Piacenza, Tonio/Pagliacci in Ravenna, Falstaff in Sevilla, Simon Boccanegra in Ravenna, Tomski/The Queen of Spades in Savonlinna Opera Festival, Alfio and Tonio/Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci in Rome.

Season 2016/2017

In the season 2016/2017 Manolov sang Don Carlo di Vargas/La Forza del Destino in Tampere, Michele end Ganni Schicchi/Il Trittico di Puccini in Opera di Roma, Dulcamara/L’elisir d’amore in Seville, Falstaff in Savolinna Opera Festival, Nabucco in Sofia Summer Festivall. He was Simon Boccanegra in Antwerp and Gent, Nabucco in Stuttgart, Guglielmo/Le Villi in Sofia.

Manolov made his very successful debut in Rigoletto/Rigoletto in July 2017 in Savonlinna Opera Festival.

Career Highlights from Previous Seasons

In 2010 Kiril Manolov sang Sir John Falstaff in a new production at the Opera House of Wiesbaden and the same year he made his debut in Staats Oper Hamburg as Falstaff.

In the next years he was heard as Falstaff, Miller/Luisa Miller, Figaro/Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Simon Boccanegra, Don Pasquale, Amonastro/Aida, Don Carlo di Vargas/La Forza del Destino in Wiesbaden, as Conte di Luna/Trovatore at The Opera Cologne, as Miller/Luisa Miller in Essen, Dulcamara/L’Elisir d’amore in Zagreb, Amonasro/Aida in Nurnberg, Don Pasquale in Darmstadt, Falstaff in Budapest, Hannover, Wuppertal, Ravenna and Luca.

Manolov sang Don Carlo di Vargas/La Forza del Destino in Parma, Ford/Falstaff in Piacenza, Amonasro/Aida in Opera di Roma, Dulcamara/L’Elisir d’amore Deutsche Oper Berlin, Sharples/Madama Butterfly Las Palmas, Falstaff in Deutsche Oper Berlin, Reggio Emilia, Ferrara and Savona.

He sang with big success the main role in the new production of Falstaff with Mo. Riccardo Muti in Ravenna Festival and Oviedo in July 2015. The Italian critics announced him like the new biggest Falstaff in the world.


Kiril Manolov has received the prestigious award Golden Feather for his contribution to Bulgarian culture as an outstanding artist from the field of music.


Kiril Manolov – Il Tabarro by G.Puccini – Aria Michele – Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, 2016

Kiril Manolov – Simon Boccanegra by G.Verdi – Plebe, Patrizi! – Varna Summer Festival, 2019

Kiril Manolov – La Traviata by G. Verdi – Aria Germont – 2016


Aida, G.Verdi, Chicago Symphony Center, March 2019

As Aida’s father Amonasro, Kiril Manolov’s malign, hefty baritone suited the vengeful King of Ethiopia who convinces his daughter to betray her lover.

– Lawrence A. Johnson,