IMPORTANT NOTICE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, DEAR SPECTATORS, We would like to inform you that the performance of LA DAME AUX CAMELIAS part of 9th Festival Opera in the Park,  tonight will take place on the stage of  Sofia Opera and Ballet  - 20:30 h - 22.06.2018 (1 Vrabcha Str.) not in the park of  “G.S. RAKOVSKI” National Defence Academy. For your convenience from the park of National Defence Academy to the... Read more...
Dear spectators, we would like to inform you about the General terms and conditions of the Sofia Opera and Ballet for spectacles in the open-air stages in the park of the G. S. Rakovski Military Academy: 1. For spectacles in the open-air stages: In case of worsening of the weather conditions, it is possible to delay or interrupt the spectacle. 2. The spectacle shall be considered for performed, if it has reached the middle of Act I. 3. By... Read more...
DEAR AUDIENCE, WE WOULD LIKE TO INFORM YOU THAT BY BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS, THE SPECTACLES ON BIG STAGE OF THE SOFIA OPERA AND BALLET, IN THE PROGRAMME OF THE OPERA IN THE PARK FESTIVAL WILL BE MOVED TO THE BUILDING OF THE SOFIA OPERA AND BALLET, WITH ORGANIZED TRANSPORT. THE SPECTACLES ON SMALL STAGE WILL BE PERFORMED IN THE BUILDING OF THE MILITARY ACADEMY. INFORMATION CENTRE: 02 800 62 66; 0879 40 76 43 WORKING HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:00-... Read more...
Friday, 08 June 2018

PROGRAM - JUNE - JULY

MOSKAU: SIEGFRIED und GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG als Gastspiel der Sofia Oper und Ballett am Bolschoi-Theater am 21. und 23. Mai 2018  Nach der überaus erfolgreichen Entwicklung des ersten „Ring des Nibelungen“ in Bulgarien und mehrfacher Aufführungen der Tetralogie von Richard Wagner an der Sofia Oper und Ballett seit ihrer Entstehung 2010/11, sowie im Festspielhaus Füssen 2015, gastierte das Haus im Mai mit... Read more...
Renowned Italian maestro Giordano Bellincampi conducts one of the most beloved Verdi operas in SofiaFollowing a triumphant tour to Bolshoi Theatre, the Sofia Opera and Ballet is presenting a true musical feast, this time in Sofia, with three different casts performing one of Giuseppe Verdi's most beloved operas, Aida - on 8, 9 and 10 June. It promises to be an experience with a different emotional intensity, featuring Bulgarian singers enjoying... Read more...
My concept was based on the idea that life is a dream, which flows through our fingers. This is why one should not put barriers in front of oneself and dig oneself in them, but pay attention to one’s inner world. We are not born to creep, but to fly on the wings of our impulses and innermost desires. With this staging of “Eugene Onegin” I would like to make the audience immerse itself in one beautiful utopia, which has... Read more...
Und noch ein wichtiges Gastspiel – nach dem der Uraloper in St. Petersburg (Kurzbericht gestern) – gibt es dieser Tage zu besprechen, jenes der Sofia Oper und Ballett mit immerhin sechs Werken am Bolschoi-Theater in Moskau. Selbst der Generaldirektor des Bolschoi, Vladimir Urin, kann sich nicht erinnern, das im 21. Jahrhundert eine ausländische Opernkompagnie ein solch großes Repertoire an sein Haus gebracht hat. Die... Read more...
  Bolshoi Theatre, Der Ring des Nibelungen, Sofia Opera and Ballet In May the Sofia Opera and Ballet will arrive in Moscow with a large-scale guest-performance programme. On the New stage of the Bolshoi Theatre will be presented L. Pipkov’s opera “Yana’s Nine Brothers” (12 May), the ballet by А. Аdam “Le corsaire” (13 May) and – during four evenings – R. Wagner’s tetralogy... Read more...
The first ballet company in our country is with 90-years long story. So many are the years, which have passed since the first ballet spectacle in Bulgaria – “Coppélia” in 1928, which is considered to be also the beginning of the ballet of the Sofia Opera. For this less than a century the artists, who dedicated themselves to this art in our country, have recorded achievements, with which can praise themselves only the... Read more...
When Paul Dukas, Lyubomir Pipkov’s teacher, pronounced the famous phrase “You excavate out of the earth а style”, he hardly suggested the immeasurable depths of the mythological aspect, of the symbolic, put in in this opera. But he felt it with his intuition of an artist. Decades in succession the signs of the black earth have remained unread, the audience and the critique were not ready for the mythological time, in which... Read more...
The forum will gather at the Opera 87 Directors and different representatives of big opera theatres from Europe, America and Canada.   Nicholas Payne, Director of “Opera Europa” wrote about the forum in Sofia the following: “Bulgaria is President of the Council of the European Union in the first six months of 2018. This is why it is very appropriate the time for the first event of Opera Europa to be on Bulgarian... Read more...
Music, which elevates the spirit and strengthens the faith In the eve of the brightest Orthodox Holiday, Eastern, on 12 March, the Sofia Opera will witness with its audience the magic of resurrection with Giuseppe Verdi’s music with his “Requiem”. Music, which elevates the spirit and strengthens our faith in the victory of good in spite of the hanging over the mankind thunder-clouds of conflicts and political collisions.... Read more...
Diana Vasileva will be guest-performer at the Sofia Opera and Ballet “Lakmé” by Léo Delibes is a fairy-tale about love, a vision from the world of exotics, told by the “gentle blond giant” Delibes, known also with his ballet “Coppélia”. On 22 February at 19 h. in “Lakmé” guest-performer will be the eminent soprano Diana Vasileva. Conductor is Francesco... Read more...
The last production of the spectacle in Bulgaria was 10 years ago. The ballet “La Dame aux camélias” is to music by G. Verdi – S. Onsoff, Choreographer and Stage Director – Irene Schneider (Germany), Assistant choreographer – Dmitry Peregudov (Russia), Costume Designer – Stephan Stanisic (Poland), Set Designer – Eberhardt Matthias (Germany). The spectacle will take place on 17 February,... Read more...
The renowned tenor Kamen Chanev, who presented during the past months to the audience many participations of his on the stage of the Sofia Opera and Ballet, will show his brilliant height again on 2 March in the role of Calaf from the opera “Turandot”. Our audience will have the chance to meet him also on 12 March, in Verdi’s “Requiem”, several weeks before Easter. In “Requiem” Chanev will sing... Read more...
Lyubomir Pipkov’s masterpiece “Yana’s Nine Brothers”, the most Bulgarian opera according to connoisseurs, will have its premiere at the Sofia Opera and Ballet on 22 March at 19.00 h. The next spectacles will be on 28, 29 and 30 March, informs the theatre. After the words of the stage director Plamen Kartaloff, “Yana’s Nine Brothers” is a topic, in which are reflected many reasons and many occasions for... Read more...
The Albanian soprano, Ramona Tullumani, received on Sunday evening a standing ovation from the audience in Sofia’s state Opera House. The celebrated soprano has successfully performed the role of Violetta in Verdi’s “La Traviata” for the Bulgarian audience receiving many accolades. To Tullumani, it was her fourth appearance in one of Giuseppe Verdi’s master pieces to win the hearts of Bulgarian audience with her... Read more...
At the occasion of the newest premiere of the Sofia Opera and Ballet – “Le corsaire” I became aware that when someone looks at the repertoire of our National Ballet, without being acquainted in details with its development during the last years, he will certainly suggest that it is a matter of the company of some of the world theatres, which have budgets of several millions and a huge support by the relevant countries and rich... Read more...

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