The tenor, Georgi Cholakov, was born in Varna in 1935. After studies at the engineering institute of Sofia between 1954 and 1959, he
began vocal studies at the State Music Academy in 1960 with Liliana Jablenska. Between 1965 and 1968, he sang at the theater
in Görlitz, Germany. From 1968 to 1973, he was a soloist with the Sofia National Opera. He continued his vocal studies in 1970 in Milan
with Magda Piccarolo and appeared as a guest in Cuba and Japan. In 1973, engagements took him to Moscow, Kiev, and Tashkent.
From 1974 to 1977, he was a member of the Nationaltheater in Mannheim, then of the Deutsche Oper in Düsseldorf from 1977 to 1996.
In 1967, Georgi Cholakov was a prize winner at the singer competitions in Verviers, Belgium, and Toulouse, France. In 1972, he won the first
prize in the singer competition in Merano, Italy. Major roles in his career included Duca, Alfredo, Rudolfo, Edgardo and concert performances
in works of Mozart and Verdi.
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I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for compiling this page; source for most of the material: University of Pittsburgh.