Mikhaylov-Stoyan, Konstantin Ivanovich
- Lada Brashovanova
( b Golyam Boyalak, Bessarabia, March 25, 1853; d Sofia, June 13, 1914). Bulgarian tenor . He was the first Bulgarian opera singer and producer, and one of the founders of Bulgarian opera. Born Konstantin Ivanovich Mikhaylov, the son of Bulgarian emigrants to Bessarabia, he adopted the typically Bulgarian name Stoyan in order to stress his origins. He studied in Odessa, sang in a choir as soloist, worked as a teacher and studied for several months at the St Petersburg Conservatory. He also toured Russia in various opera companies, and in ...