Born in Sofia, Mezzo Soprano Kamelia Kader studied at the New Bulgarian University, leading University in Bulgaria, where she was awarded a BA in Musical Art. Kamelia completed her musical studies in Italy, at the Accademia d’ Arte Lirica di Osimo, under the supervision of Sergio Segalini, William Matteuzzi and Raina Kabaivanska, and participated to master classes held by eminent international artists like Monserrat Caballe, Magda Oliviero, Gustav Kuhn and Renato Bruson in Accademia Chigiana, Siena. After her opera
debut aged 19 as Marcellina, in Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” at Sofia National Theatre, she was winner of international singing competitions in chamber music and contemporary classical music.
Her remarkable vocal agility makes her confortable in performing a variety of roles, from barocco cantatas to Mozart and Rossini, to contemporary operas and lieds.
Among her last performances are worth to mention the interpretation of Begbick in Kurt Weil’s “Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt
Mahagonny” at Teatro Goldoni in Livorno, Teatro Verdi in Pisa, Teatro del Giglio in Lucca and Teatro Dante Alighieri in Ravenna, under the direction of Jonathan Webb, Suor Zelatrice in Puccini’s “Suor Angelica”, Siena, conductor Gianluigi Gelmetti, Madame Rosa in Donizetti’s “Il Campanello”, Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Firenze, conductor Fabrizio Maria Carminati, direction Jean-Louis Grinda, Mamma Lucia in Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana”, Teatro Goldoni in Livorno and Teatro Luciano Pavarotti in Modena,
conductor Jonathan Webb, direction Alessio Pizzech, and the recording of Haendel’s “Alcina” as Ruggero with Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra in Sofia. The 2011/2012 season features her debut at the Teatro Carlo Felice of Genoa, with Mozart’s “Der Zauberflute” as Third Dame, Donizetti’s “Il Campanello” as Madama Rosa, Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” as Ciesca, Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” as Mamma Lucia and Gounod’s “Romeo et Juliette” as Gertrude, under the direction of Jean-Louis Grinda, conductor Fabio Luisi.