Reviews

“[A] strong baritone completed the cast……Krasen Karagiozov.”

Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, 2012


“As Count Almaviva, baritone Krasen Karagiozov was excellent, his voice mellow and burnished, his character a despicably self-important man, but one capable of reflection— and funny.”

Richard Scheinin, Mercury News, San Jose, CA,  2010


“Baritone Krasen Karagiozov (Guglielmo)… sang with ardor and dramatic flair.”

Scott MacClelland, Metro San Jose, CA, 2009


“Baritone Krassen Karagiozov as Belcore, the army sergeant and Lothario… sang with buttery ease …”

Richard Scheinin, Mercury News, San Jose, CA, 2008


“Her sorely-tried fiancé, Masetto, was strongly portrayed and sung by baritone Krassen Karagiozov.”

By William Thomas Walker, CVNC, Charlotte, NC, 2008


“The true male lead is Alfredo’s father, Giorgio, whose music calls for pages of smooth, powerful singing. Krassen Karagiozov’s confidently supported, attractive baritone brought out much of the part’s beauties, especially in the aria “Di Provenza il mar.”

Roy C. Dicks, Raleigh News and Observer, October 22, 2007


“The man who gave a bravura performance in La Traviata was the magnificent baritone, Krasen Karagiozov, as Giorgio Germont, father of Alfredo. Later…Karagiozov demonstrated in two great arias all the qualities one listens for in an excellent baritone; vocal strength and authority, beauty of tone, great range, and the ability to utilize all these strengths to sustain his part in the drama.”

Martha A. Fawbush, CVNC 2007


“Krasen Karagiozov sang the consul Sharpless vibrantly, exhibiting great sympathy towards Butterfly’s predicament and a troubled allegiance to Pinkerton.”

Roy C. Dicks, Raleigh News and Observer, 2007


“The best singing in the show benefits either from power and stylistic refinement, with Don Giovanni (Krasen Karagiozov)… shining brightest in those terms.”

Ken Keufel, Winston-Salem Journal


“The smooth, even baritone of Krasen Karagiozov was a wonder and a delight, as was his extremely self-confident and self-absorbed portrayal of Don Giovanni.”

William Thomas Walker, CVNC


“Krasen Karagiozov, a baritone from Bulgaria, was almost too believable as the lust-driven Tarquinius. From his hair-trigger temper in the Roman camp to his barely contained passion when he sought hospitality from Lucretia, he was a threatening presence. I began to fear the stage director would not have the scrim to cover the rape scene quickly enough.”

William Thomas Walker, CVNC


“Krasen Karagiozov’s smooth baritone gave the Count nobility without losing his lascivious side.” (The Marriage of Figaro)

Roy C. Dicks, Raleigh Observer, October 2005

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