home r39 r0 r2 r3 r4 Donyo Donev (Bulgarian: Доньо Донев; 27 June 1929 – 28 November 2007) was a Bulgarian animator, director, art director and cartoonist. He is best known as the "father of The Three Fools" – an animated humorous sequence whose short episodes were continuously released during the 1970s and 1980s. His biting satirical caricatures were published in the most of the Bulgarian newspapers.

Donev's works are characterized with the simplified lines and at the same time plasticity of the motion and vivid expressiveness. He was the first who used deformed manner of speaking and interjections as a sound image of a second plan together with drum' and bagpipe' sounds.

Contents 1 Biography and Career 2 Selected filmography 2.1 The Three Fools sequence 2.2 Other 3 Some Awards 4 References 5 External links

Biography and Career

Donyo Donev was born on 27 June 1929 in Berkovitsa, a small town in the northwest part of Bulgaria. He enrolled at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, where he studied graphic art in 1949–1954 under the eminent Bulgarian artist Iliya Beshkov. After graduating in the academy he attended a postgraduate course in 1959 in the Moscow's Soyuzmultfilm.

He worked as an artist with the Bulgarian paper "Evening News" (1954–1956). During the period 1956–1970 Donev was an animator and director in the department of animation in the Studio of Featured Films (SFF), Sofia. Since 1970 he was a head of a film unit in the Studio of Animated Films (SAF), Sofia where he stayed until 1993. In 1970 was released the first short episode of The Three Fools. This animated caricature became popular throughout the country. Subsequently, it were released nine more episodes in the 1970s and 1980s. The sequence turned into a badge of Donev' creative works. There are not a single episode of them that was not awarded at the foreign film festivals. Some of his other notable works are Happy End (1969), Clever Village (1972), De Facto (1973) and Causa Perduta (1977). There are also numerous awards he received for his other animated films through the years.

In the 1990s Donev was an editor-in-chief of the satirical paper named after his famous animated characters The Three Fools. He was also an editor in "Fras" (bang!) – a magazine for humour and fun. As a cartoonist he constantly took part in exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad.

Donev has been a professor at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts for years, where he taught directing of animation. He was decorated with the high government prize the Order Of Saint Cyril And Saint Methodius.

Donyo Donev died in 2007 at the age of 78. Selected filmography The Three Fools sequence 1970 – The Three Fools / Trimata glupatsi 1972 – Three Fools as Hunters / Trimata glupatsi – lovtsi 1974 – The Three Fools and the Cow / Trimata glupatsi i kravata 1977 – The Three Fools and the Tree / Trimata glupatsi i darvoto 1978 – The Three Fools and the Fool Woman / Trimata glupatsi i glupachkata 1979 – Three Fools as Athletes / Trimata glupatsi – atleti 1980 – Three Fools as Pedagogues / Trimata glupatsi – pedagozi 1982 – Three Fools as Fishermen / Trimata glupatsi – ribari 1989 – The Three Fools in the Restaurant / Trimata glupatsi v restoranta 1990 – Three Fools Non-stop / Trimata glupatzi non-stop Other 1969 – Happy End / Hepi End 1972 – Clever Village / Umno selo 1973 – De Facto / De fakto 1977 – Causa Perduta / Kauza perduta 1985 – We Called Them Montagues and Capulets / Narekohme gi Monteki i Kapuleti 1988 – Wolf's Suite / Valcha syuita Some Awards 1988 – Golden Mikeldi for Wolf's Suite – Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Films 1989 – Silver Dragon for Wolf's Suite – Cracow Film Festival

David Rendall (tenor) and Donyo Donev

David Rendall (born 11 October 1948) is an English operatic tenor active from the 1970s to the present.

Contents 1 Personal life and education 2 Performing career 3 Recordings 4 References

Personal life and education

Although he sang in a skiffle group while in secondary school, Rendall originally had no intention to sing opera professionally. He was "discovered" while working at the BBC, sorting records for Desert Island Discs. A producer for the show heard him singing "Questa o quella" from Rigoletto while working, and suggested he study professionally.

Rendall entered the Royal Academy of Music in 1970, and the Salzburg Mozarteum in 1973. He won a Young Musician of the Year Award from the Greater London Arts Association in 1973 and received a Gulbenkian Fellowship in 1975. In May 1978 he sang the tenor part of Anton Bruckner's Te Deum under the baton of Herbert von Karajan during a performance at Musikverein Hall of Vienna with Vienna Philharmonic. Performing career

At Covent Garden Rendall sang the roles of the Italian Singer in Der Rosenkavalier, Almaviva in The Barber of Seville, Des Grieux in Manon, Matteo in Arabella, Rodrigo in La donna del lago, Flamand in Capriccio, and the Duke in Rigoletto. After making his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1980 as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, he returned to perform Lensky in Eugene Onegin, Matteo in Arabella, and the title role of Idomeneo.

He also performed with the English National Opera from 1976 to 1992, with the New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, and many other opera companies in the United States, Great Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Georgia, Japan, Denmark, and Germany.

Rendall found some controversy in 1998 when he accidentally stabbed baritone Kimm Julian in the death scene of I Pagliacci during a rehearsal with the Florentine Opera. The switchblade-style knife that the Milwaukee opera company used failed to collapse, and the baritone received a 3-inch-deep (76 mm) cut into his abdomen. Julian recovered and police cleared Rendall of any wrongdoing, though not before the local press hinted darkly about past violence in the English tenor's personal life. His career was almost ended by a backstage machinery accident in Copenhagen, in April 2005. However, it was announced in February 2013 that Rendall would finally, after several years of enforced absence from the stage, make his comeback in a concert at St John's, Smith Square in London on 27 June of that year. Recordings

Rendall's recordings include Maria Stuarda with Charles Mackerras and the English National Opera in 1982 and La rondine with Lorin Maazel and the London Symphony Orchestra in 1985.