Dragana Moles



Dragana Moles was born in 1970 in Nis, Serbia. She sang opera and sacred music from an early age, but than studied natural sciences and University of electronics.  At age 24, started studing singing at the National Music Accademy in Sofia, and continued one of her Master studies at the National Theater Academy. Later she continued specializing vocal pedagogy, gaining her final title this year - doctorate of Arts. She participated in few masterclasses as well, she studied with famous opera singers like Gena Dimitrova, Raina Kabaivanska and Aleksandrina Milcheva.
Her professional opera debut took place at the   National Opera of Stara Zagora as Violetta in La Traviata in 2002. The same year she won one of the special prizes in the Opera rinata International Competition, Vercelli,  Milano. Her other roles include Mimi and Musetta La Boheme, Micaela Carmen, Donna Anna Don Giovanni, Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro, Gilda Rigoletto, Oscar Il ballo in maschera, Lucia Lucia di Lammermoor, Desdemona Otello, Adina L'Elisir d'amore, etc. As an oratorio artist, she has been the guest soloist in the concerts all around Europe in the past decade, mostly in Italy. Her versatility as a performer has allowed her career to encompass a wide range of vocal genres, from opera, oratorio, chamber music and recital through to musical theatre and straight plays.

After graduation, Ms. Moles moved to Rome to continue her career as a performer but later discovered her vocation in life as voice teacher and vocal coach. So, for more than ten years has been teaching young and professional singers, as well as  choirs. She also presented more than 20 master classes at universities and colleges in several european countries, teaching singing and right pronunciation of the italian language in singing, working tin collaboration with important teachers like Lella Cuberli or Thea Carcavallo. She has participated in jury of different international singing competitions, collaborating with names like Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge.
Eight years ago Ms. Moles founded the Association “Friends of Music” and since than has been creating, producing and presenting cultural and educational projects for young and adult public, with the intent to promote art in generally, history, culture, classical music, especially the opera, to those who had never had a chance of knowing more about their value and anthropological and cultural importance.
She has received several awards for her work and mission of different european Academies and Associations.
Her doctorate of Arts elaborates the methodology of  teaching opera singers of non-italian nationalities and languages to pronounce correctly while singing opera repertoire, which is essential for a correct sound emission and quality singing.