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Nadia Krasteva is a Bulgarian mezzo-soprano. She was a Vienna State Opera company member from 2002 to 2012, and has sung lead roles at most of the world's leading opera houses.
Krasteva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She studied there at the Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music, followed by further training in Vienna, and with Anita Cerquetti in Rome.
Krasteva started her operatic career in Bulgaria in 2001, where she had her stage debut as Sally Bowles in the musical Cabaret at the Stefan Makedonski National Music Theatre in Sofia.
In 2002, Krasteva joined the Vienna State Opera, where she was a member of their ensemble from September 2002 to June 2012, making her stage debut as Fenena in Verdi's Nabucco, and performing in more than thirty roles, including Princess Eboli, Leonor de Guzman, Sara, Preziosilla, Marina, Olga, and Suzuki.
Krasteva has sung the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Vienna State Opera, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Dutch National Opera, Berlin State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Paris Opera, Zurich Opera, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, Semperoper Dresden, Theater an der Wien, Arena di Verona, Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.
In 2008, Krasteva made her Bolshoi Theatre debut in its premiere production of Carmen in the title role, in a production conducted by Yuri Temirkanov, and directed by David Pountney.