Prof. Dora Hristova, PhD, is the artistic director and conductor of the Bulgarian female vocal choir Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares. She is a Professor at the Art Academy in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and a graduate of the Bulgarian State Conservatory.

In 1985 she received her doctor’s degree for “Problems of Interpretation in Contemporary Bulgarian Choral Music.” She experiments in the fields of sonority and different vocal ensemble sounds.

Russian mezzosoprano ALISA KOLOSOVA opened her 2016/17 season with her debut at the BBC Proms, performing Verdi’s Requiem with Marin Alsop and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Further season highlights include Olga in Eugene Onegin for Chicago Lyric Opera and Polish National Opera, the Verdi Requiem with the Orchestre National de Paris, Ravel Shéhérazade with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky with the Utah Symphony Orchestra.