Milen BOZHKOV   Tenor


In the season 2022/23 Milen Bozhkov made his debut as RADAMES at the Warsaw National Opera and returns in this very role here in the season 2023/24. In 2024/25 also portrayed RADAMES in Dubai and at the Prague National Opera. Moreover, he can be seen in Prague as DES GRIEUX in the new production “Manon Lescaut”. He also performs for the first time at the Karlsruhe State Theatre portraying TURIDDU/CANIO in “Cavalleria Rusticana/I Pagliacci”.

In 2023 he succeeded as RADAMES at the Salzburg Felsenreitschule. Since 2023 he regularly has guest performances as PINKERTON in “Madama Butterfly” at the Krefeld-Mönchengladbach Theatre. Moreover, in 2024 he sings his first HERODES in “Salome” at the Opéra de Metz. Here, he had succeeded before as PRINCE in “Rusalka”.

Milen made his debut as OTELLO next to Krassimira Stoyanova at the Varna Summer Festival and as CANIO in “I Pagliacci” at the Ulm Theatre. He portrayed the PRINCE in “Rusalka” at the Krefeld-Mönchengladbach Theatre and was celebrated for his interpretations of RADAMES and CAVARADOSSI at the Varna Summer Festival, where he also sang in a gala concert together with Sonya Yoncheva. He also could be seen as ISMAELE in “Nabucco” at the Plovdiv Amphitheatre.

The likeable tenor’s most-sung roles include DON JOSE, which he sang in the season 2021/22 at the Nuremberg State Opera, the Tirana National Opera and in the season 2020/21 in a new production of “Carmen” at the Kassel State Theatre. In summer 2022 he could be seen in this very role in an open-air concert with the Hagen Philharmonic Orchestra.

Further engagements brought him lately as GUSTAVO in “Un Ballo in maschera” to the Tirana National Opera, as the PRINCE in “Rusalka” to the Opera House Halle and as OFFICER in “Cardillac” to the Hagen Theatre.

Milen Bozhkov studied singing at the Sofia Music Academy and completed his studies at the University of Musik in Graz with KS Prof. Joanna Borowska. Milen Bozhkov completed his musical education with KS Krassimira Stoyanova, who still regularly teaches him.

His first engagements brought him immediately to the Sofia National Opera and to the Opera House Graz. From 2007 he was a permanent member of the Maribor Opera House.

From 2011 until 2013 he was engaged at the Coburg Theatre. Here, he sang a broad repertoire with such roles as ALFREDO (La Traviata) TEBALDO ( I Capuleti e i Montecchi), PINKERTON (Madama Butterfly) , LENSKI (Eugen Onegin), RICCARDO (Un Ballo in Maschera), RODOLFO (La Boheme), POLLIONE („ Norma“) , SINGER ( Der Rosenkavalier), the DUKE OF MANTOVA (Rigoletto) and returned here as DON JOSÉ (Carmen), CAVARADOSSI (Tosca) and the PRINCE (Rusalka)

Besides he was invited to sing numerous guest performances including PINKERTON at the Darmstadt State Theatre, and the Sofia National Opera, RODOLFO at the Nuremberg State Theatre and the Detmold Theatre, the DUCA DI MANTOVA at the Schenkenberg Festival and the Aalto Theatre Essen , DON JOSÉ at the Schenkenberg Festival and at the Stara Zagora State Opera.

Other concert performances brought him to Japan, Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Latvia and Bulgaria. In summer 2022 he sang Gounod’s CECILIA MASS at the Lucerne Concert House.


Landestheater Salzburg - Aida - RADAMES
"Milen Bozhkov, condemned to wear an accountant’s outfit, is a highly solid Radamès with reserves and acting skills."
"As the evening progressed Radamès – Milen Bozhkov gained presence and tenoral brilliance."
Opéra de Metz – Rusalka - PRINZ
"Tenor Milen Bozhkov makes proof of sovereign self-restraint in his entire singing line and phrasing intervals. His brilliant, airy timbre reflects his status as a young prince. One can feel his energy as he adjusts the dramatic content of the text and the situation between his love for Rusalka and his desire for the foreign princess, with just interactions."
Theater Krefeld -Madama Butterfly – PINKERTON
"With Milen Bozhkov, who scores with his bright tenor voice, the role of B. F. Pinkerton was also perfectly casted Milen."
Der Opernfreund
"Bulgarian Milen Bozhkov portrays the slightly egocentric Pinkerton, singing with a room filling, robust heldentenor voice, never lowering it even in the gentle moments of – hereby marking his claim."
Theater Krefeld
"Milen Bozhkov as Pinkerton is an equal partner."
Theater Krefeld
"Milen Bozhkov as Canio, characterized by a high crime level and vocal energy."
Orpheus 02/2023 Rüdiger Heinze
"Milen Bozhkov in the title part sings the famous „Smile, Bajazzo“ with a dashing crape,..."
"Milen Bozhkov superbly sings the role of Canio, with a metallic voice in the necessary mercilessness. A tenor of international ranking."
Ulmer Kulturspiegel
Landestheater Coburg – Carmen – DON JOSE
"Once again just brilliant was Milen Bozhkov as Don Jose: effortlessly, he masters the challenge of this extremely demanding part, letting shine every facet of his perfectly guided tenor voice."
Bayreuther Gasstspiel – Norma – POLLIONE
"Even the villain Pollione, the military an sexually occupier of the Gaelic oppressed, is beautifully sung by Milen Bozhkov."
Der Opernfreund
Theater Hagen - Cardilac - OFFIZIER
"Milen Bozhkov sovereignly masters the hairy tenor part of the officer,..."
Die Deutsche Bühne
Theater Hagen – Rusalka – PRINZ
"Milen Bozhkov was a prince, who strongly developed in the course of the evening, showing a veritable hairy a truly outstanding performance…"
Theater Hagen – Cardillac - OFFIZIER
"I am also completely thrilled by Milen Bozkhov’s vocal force, his endless power and his brilliant heights in the role of the officer. His impressive performance of the highly demanding part, can hardly be topped."
Der Opernfreund
Theater Ulm – I Pagliacci – CANIO
Theater Ulm – I Pagliacci – CANIO
Theater Hagen - Rusalka - PRINZ
Landestheater Coburg - Tosca - CAVARADOSSI
Un ballo in Maschera - GUSTAVO
Die Zauberflöte – TAMINO
Manon Lescaut – DE GRIEUX