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Raina Kabaivanska
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Birth Date:December 15, 1934
Astrology Sign:Sagittarius
Chinese Sign:Dog - Yin
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Occupation:Classical/Opera singer

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Raina Kabaivanska

Biography:Raina Kabaivanska (born December 15, 1934) is a Bulgarian opera singer, one of the most renowned sopranos in the second half of the 20th century. Born in Burgas under the name Raina Yakimova, she graduated Opera Singing and Piano from the Bulgarian State Academy of Music.

Kabaivanska made her debut at the Bulgarian National Opera in Sofia as Tatjana in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin in 1957. Two years later she made a breaktrhough in Italy as Nedda in Leoncavallo’s Bajazzo although it was not until 1961 when Kabaivanska staged her first performance at Milan’s La Scala, that international renown came. Between the 1960s and the 1980s Kabaivanska toured most major opera theatres in the world, including La Scala, Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall in New York, Covent Garden in London, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires.

Her repertory has included works by Verdi (Don Carlo, Otello, Falstaff, La Traviata, Il Trovatore, La Forza del Destino, I Vespri Siciliani, Ernani, Requiem), Puccini (as Madame Butterfly, Tosca, Manon Lescaut), Wagner (Rienzi), Cilea (Adriana Lecouvreur), Donizetti (Roberto Devereux), Leoncavallo (Pagliacci), Gounod (Faustus), Massenet (Manon), Catallani (La Wally), Tchaikovsky (Queen of Spades, Eugene Onegin), Strauss (Capriccio), Zandonai (Francesca de Rimini), Spontini (La Vestalle), Gluck (Armide), Leoš Janáček (The Macropolus Case), Lehar (La Vedova Allegra).

Kabaivanska has received the following international opera awards: Bellini (1965), Viotti d'Oro (1970), Puccini (1978), Illica (1979), Monteverdi (1980), the Award of Academia 'Medicci' - Lorenzo di Magnifico, Florence (1990), the Grand Prix 'A Life, Dedicated to the Music', Venice (2000).

At present, Kabaivanska is a professor at the 'Chigiana' Academy of Music, Italy. She has a Master Class for performers of Puccini's works, as well as master classes in Spain, Italy and France. She is also a jury member for many prestigious competitions all over the world.

Chinese Horoscope for Raina Kabaivanska
Includes characteristics and Vices
Raina Kabaivanska's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 14, 1934 - February 03, 1935
Birthday: December 15, 1934

The Dog is a Yin,
and is the Eleventh sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
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Raina Kabaivanska's Personality Tarot Card Strength - Personality Card

Birthday: December 15, 1934

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Raina Kabaivanska's Growth Tarot Card The Chariot

Birthday: December 15, 2023

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.




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