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Alex Penda (a.k.a. Alexandrina Pendatchanska)
soprano

Alex Penda (a.k.a. Alexandrina Pendatchanska)

  • September 24, 1970 Sofia, Bulgaria

Biography

Alex Penda, also known as Alexandrina Pendatchanska, was born in Sofia in a family of renowned Bulgarian musicians. She started her piano studies at 5 and graduated from the National School of Music with piano and singing. Her vocal teacher was her mother – the internationally acclaimed soprano Valerie Popova. Alex Penda made her debut at 17 as Violetta and at age of 19 she had won the "Antonin Dvorak" Singing Competition, the International Vocal Competition in Bilbao and the UNISA singing competition in Pretoria. She was 19 when she made her debut as Lucia di Lammermoor in Bilbao. Her vast vocal range brought her to a repertoire that enlist more then 60 roles – from early music (Poppea, Agrippina) to 20th century (Salome, Chrysothemis), from Belcanto and Verdi (Semiramide, Ermione, La Straniera, Elisabetta, Luisa Miller, Eboli) to Beethoven (Fidelio), Bizet (Carmen) and Wagner (Kundry).

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