Post-war bass opera singer who’s associated with functions by Verdi. He continued to win the Grand Prix on the International Vocal Competition in Paris, as well as the first award on the Fifth Globe Youth Celebration in Prague. He went to the Bulgarian Condition Conservatory as well as the Moscow Conservatory. He performed eighty-one moments using the Metropolitan Opera from 1965 to 1996. He and Mirella Freni, an Italian soprano, had been wedded in 1978. His debut in america is at Charles Gounod’s Faust on the Lyric Opera of Chicago.