The others about her
Mario del Monaco
(about "Otello" in 1962) "She was maybe
the most promising star of the lady opera elite."
("La Mia vita e i miei successi", 1982)
"Tosca of the past is M. Callas. Tosca of our
times is Raina Kabaivanska."
"Raina Kabaivanska is a very intelligent
and fine performer. We participated together in the film "Tosca"
and became friends."
Mirella Freni -
"It is a pleasure for everyone to sing in the
company of professional of Kabaivanska's class."
"For me Tosca is Raina Kabaivanska."
Herbert von Karajan
(about "Il Trovatore" in 1978) "Dear
Raina,..., your vocal and artistic interpretation will be forever a model
of dramatic perfection!"
"The heroines of Raina are without masks, they
are not traditional. Her honesty helps her to find the essential, the
truth in the role. On the stage she is always real...I dream of making
"Macbeth" with her."