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“...She seems to have a lyric voice, but one which has a richness and depth to it... Possibly the best overall piece of singing on the CD is in the opening of Signore ascolta from Turandot. Here Vatralova-Stankov sounds a little like Caballé in the role.”
Robert Hugill (Music and Vision), January 2009

“...On the compelling evidence of this debut recording, there may indeed be some seductive delights to anticipate from this comely young soprano in the very near future...”
Mark Thomas Ketterson (ConcertoNet), March 2009

CD content:
Operatic Favorites
Bellini: Norma (“Casta Diva”)
Donizetti: Anna Bolena (“Al dolce guidami”)
Puccini: La Bohème (“Si, mi chiarmano Mimi”) – Gianni Schicchi (“O mio babbino caro”) – Turandot (“Signore ascolta”)
Verdi: La Traviata (“E strano…Sempre libera”)
Bizet: Carmen (“Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante”)
Gounod: Faust (“Ah! Je ris de me voir si belle”) – Roméo et Juliette (“Je veux vivre”)

Vania Vatralova-Stankov (soprano), The Sofia Symphony Orchestra, Noël Tredinnick (conductor)
Recorded in Sofia, Bulgaria (April 7, 8, and 9, 2008) – 53’33
GEGA NEW, Bulgaria, Classical Concerts Productions Ltd.
GD 341 – Booklet in English and Russian