Svetla Vassileva appears on many of the worlds leading operatic stages, including ROH Covent Garden, Wiener Staatsoper, Opéra National de Paris, Teatro alla Scala, San Francisco Opera, New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, Washington Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Roma, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro Regio di Torino, Grand Theatre de Geneve, Hamburger Staatsoper.
She performed in a wide range of roles encompassing the repertoire of Puccini, Mozart, Donizetti, Leoncavallo, Hindemith, Verdi, and Weill working with such conductors as Bruno Bartoletti, Riccardo Chailly, Daniele Gatti, Vladimir Jurowski, Nicola Luisotti, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Kent Nagano, Gianandrea Noseda, Daniel Oren, George Pretre, Jeffrey Tate, Yuri Temirkanov.
Recent engagements have included Turandot at the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Falstaff at the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Rusalka, Pikovaja dama and Manon Lescaut at the Teatro Regio di Torino, Otello, Giovanna d’Arco and La traviata the Teatro Regio di Parma, Rachmaninov’s Francesca da Rimini with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, La rondine at the Festival Puccini of Torre del Lago, Suor Angelica and La bohe`me at the Teatro alla Scala, Evgenij Onegin at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, Turandot at Coven Garden, Tosca at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Madama Butterfly at the Wiener Staatsoper and at the San Francisco Opera, Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini at Ope`ra National de Paris.
Concert performances have included Mahler’s Symphony no. 4 in Bologna with Daniele Gatti, Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Roma with Yuri Temirkanov, Rossini’s Stabat Mater conducted by Riccardo Chailly, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem conducted by Lorin Maazel in Parma.
During the 2012/13 season he performed Madama Butterfly at Oslo Den Norkse Opera, Evgenij Onegin at Teatro Regio di Torino and La forza del destino at Opera Australia in Sydney.
Svetla Vassileva’s future engagementes include Madama Butterfly and Adriana Lecouvreur at Ope´ra National de Paris, Ernani at Ope´ra de Montecarlo, as well as Manon Lescaut at New National Theatre of Tokyo.
Her discography includes I Pagliacci (with Roberto Alagna; dvd), I Pagliacci (with Placido Domingo), Le nozze istriane by Smareglia (live from Trieste), Aleko and Francesca da Rimini by Rahmaninov with BBC, Francesca da Rimini by Zandonai (live from Paris – to be released).