The Darina Takova Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the help and support of young opera singers, enable them to pursue and achieve their career goals and to succeed on international opera stages.
The Foundation is committed to the promotion of opera in general and to the creation of a new generation of dedicated performing artists.
Under the guidance of Darina Takova, the Foundation will establish, organize and sponsor master classes, seminars, and summer programs in Bulgaria and abroad, as well as provide encouragement, training opportunities, career assistance and financial support, including scholarships and awards, to promising and talented young singers. Many of them will be the great singers of tomorrow, and it is with them that the future of opera resides. It is the goal of the Foundation to contribute actively to their success.
From 2007 the Foundation organized a lot of events and masterclass, the latest are courses and masterclasses in Italy and Belgrade in May 2013. In June 2013 a course was held with world renowned pianist and accompanist Richard Barker and Darina Takova in Sofia. The last masterclass of the year 2013 was held at the National Palace of Culture NDK in Sofia as part of the “Verdi and Wagner, 200 years of inspiration” project. In 2014 the Darina Takova Foundation made a masterclass dedicated to Belcanto in Barcelona and masterclass in the Summer Art Academy of Sozopol. In December 2014 was the masterclass of the Italian bass Carlo Colombara.
The Darina Takova Foundation received on 18th December 2014 The Boris Christoff Award from the Boris Christoff Foundation