(6 May 1941 –11 June 2005)
Ghena Dimitrova was a Bulgarian operatic dramatic soprano.
In a career that spanned four decades in opera houses throughout the world she was known for her huge powerful voice with its upper extension that she used effectively in roles such as Turandot.
Her death at an early age following a brief illness left a void in the pantheon of voices that are able to deliver power and drama to the most demanding roles.
Ghena Dimitrova is pictured here as Tosca and is well recorded as well as having filmed entire performances of Turandot, Nabucco and Aida.