Krassimira Stoyanova was born in Bulgaria and studied violin at the Conservatory in Rousse and singing and violin at the Plovdiv Music Academy. She made her professional debut in 1995 at the Sofia National Opera, where she sang a wide range of repertory: Rigoletto (Gilda), Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna), Il Guarany (Cecilia), and Antonio Carlo Gomes’ I Fosca (Delila), La Juive (Rachel), La Clemenza di Tito (Vitellia) and Idomeneo (Ilia). Since 1998 she has been engaged at the Wiener Staatsoper – and has sung in La Juive (Rachel), Le Nozze di Figaro (Contessa), Carmen (Micaela), Les contes d’Hoffmann (Antonia), Turandot (Liù), I Pagliacci (Nedda), La Bohème (Mimi), La Traviata (Violetta). In October 2009 Krassimira Stoyanova was nominated Kammersängerin by the Vienna State Opera. For Opera Rara she has recorded the title role in Donizetti’s Maria di Rohan.