His name is Krassimir, and hes a Dave Matthews lookalike whos able to sing notes once thought impossible for a non-castrated male.
But Krassimir insists hes all male and simply developed his lower voice register without losing his upper range.
Its a rare ability and one that wasnt always good for him.
Krassimir says hes been repeatedly punished by choir teachers and when he was in the Bulgarian Army, officers ordered him to spend many nights in jail because they didnt like his soprano singing style.
That was before Krassimir hit it big in Eastern Europe. Now, whenever he runs into the officers who put in the stockades, they ask, Why didnt you tell us you could sing?
These days, Krassimir is hoping to make an impact on U.S. shores starting May 11, when he hosts Experience POPera! in Los Angeles, a concert featuring him performing with stiltwalkers, ballet dancers and Japanese taiko drummers.
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