Friday 10.04. / 17.00CARMINA BURANABallet to music by Carl Orff         Saturday 11.04. 17.00.EUGENE ONEGINLyrical scenes by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky         Sunday 12.04. / 11.00DON QUIXOTEBallet to music by Ludwig Minkus         Sunday 12.04. / 20.30IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIAComic opera by Gioachino Rossini The performance is... Read more...
By Francisco Salazar https://operawire.com/sofia-national-opera-announces-new-streaming-schedule-for-easter/">   The Sofia National Opera has announced its Easter programming beginning on April 10. The streaming platform will celebrate good Friday April 10 with Carmina Burana by Carl Orff. On Saturday, April 11, Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin will be streamed followed by the ballet “Don Quixote” on... Read more...
The Sofia Opera and Ballet continues to maintain the spiritual immunity of its beloved audience and preserve the live connection with it through new online broadcasts on its three platforms: Facebook, website and Youtube. Friday, 3.04.2020, from 17:00“Giselle” Ballet to music by Adolphe AdamWith: Marta Petkova, Emil Yordanov, Sofia Tsutsakova, Boryana Petrova, John Abenanty, Venera Hristova, Pamela PandovaConductor Boris... Read more...
SOFIA OPERA PEARLS STREAMS includes THREE NEW PROPOSALS in the third week of its online performances:Friday 27.03. 17:00“LA BAYADÈRE” Ballet by Ludwig MinkusStarring: Kimin Kim (premier soloist at the Mariinsky Theatre), Marta Petkova, Venera Hristova, Rosen Kanev, Rumen Bonev, Nikola ArnaudovChoreography by Marius PetipaDirected by Pavel StalinskiConductor Boris SpasovAbout the ballet “LA BAYADÈRE”... Read more...
DEAR FRIENDS OF THE SOFIA OPERA,We are happy to receive your messages about the comfort, pleasure and joy that you tell us we are giving you, thanks to our initiative to be close to you with opera and ballet production pearls, with SOFIA OPERA PEARLS STREAMS.In the difficult and worrying days of the ordeal now, when everyone in our country and around the world is disturbed by the COVID-19 pandemic, missing our meetings with you in our theatre,... Read more...
TODAY AND TOMORROW: The new titles in Sofia Opera Pearls Streams are the operas “Don Quichotte” by Jules Massenet with Orlin Anastasov and “La Gioconda” by Amilcare Ponchielli with Ghena Dimitrova, Nicola Ghiuselev, Rumen Doikov, Stefka Mineva. The latter’s 2000 Tokyo premiere, was attended by the Japanese Emperor Akihito. The Sofia Opera and Ballet continues its online programme on its official Facebook profile,... Read more...
The Sofia Opera and Ballet continues its new initiative by free streaming of some of the pearls in its repertoire. On March 15, on the Facebook page of the Opera, the online platform SOFIA OPERA PEARLS STREAMS started a series of broadcasts of live recordings from the rich repertoire of the theatre. The beginning was with the first Bulgarian historical opera "Borislav – The Great Commander of Tsar Ivan Asen II" by Maestro Georgi... Read more...
In connection with the decision of the National Assembly for introduction of an emergency situation in the country from 13 March 2020 till 13 April 2020 because of the distribution of the infection with the new coronavirus COVID-19, the Sofia Opera and Ballet suspends its performances from 13 March 2020 till 13 April 2020. All spectacles included in theatre’s repertoire for this period will be postponed. In the period from 14.03.20 till... Read more...
DEAR AUDIENCE OF THE SOFIA OPERA, our regular and new fans of opera and ballet, In the desire and responsibility to continue our solid connection with you, our beloved audience, the Sofia Opera offers to the lovers of the opera and ballet art from the capital city, the country and the numerous guests from abroad, its latest initiative SOFIA OPERA PEARLS STREAMS a series of broadcasts of operatic pearls in the archive of the rich opera and... Read more...
DEAR AUDIENCE, The Sofia Opera and Ballet postpones all spectacles till 22 March 2020.   In connection with the confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria and the decisions of the Council of Ministers postponed are the following performances of the Sofia Opera and Ballet: - “Il Trovatore” by Verdi on 8 March - “Don Giovanni” by Mozart on 13 and 15 March - “Beethoven’s sonatas” on 14 March... Read more...
The ballet “1001 Nights” is the next premiere title in the playbill of the Sofia Opera and Ballet. The theatre invites its spectators and the admirers of ballet art on 27, 28 and 31 March at 19 h and at 16 h on 29 March, to touch themselves to the fairy-tale plot, telling the stories about King Shahryar, about Scheherezade, about the adventures of Sinbad the Sailor, of Aladdin, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and the rest of the... Read more...
On 29 February and on 1 March on the stage of the Sofia Opera and Ballet will be performed Verdi’s opera “La Traviata”.On the photo – Stanislava MomekovaOn 29 February in the role of Violetta Valéry will sing the soprano Stanislava Momekova. On the photo – Atanas Mladenov Participants are also the soloists of the opera theatre: Silvana Pravcheva, Blagovesta Mekki-Tsvetkova, Daniel Damyanov, Atanas... Read more...
Photos, reproducing the atmosphere and the suggestion of the spectacles of the Sofia Opera and Ballet by their guest-performances at the Bolshoi Theatre – Moscow, presents an exhibition in the National Assembly. The exposition, in which are included ca. 30 frames by the photographer Evgeniy Stanimirov from Ruse, was opened on 5 February 2020 by the President of the National Assembly Tsveta Karayancheva. The Bulgarian operatic voices and... Read more...
Tickets for the festival performances will be on sale from 12 February 2020 at the Ticket office of Sofia Opera and Ballet at 1, Vrabcha Str. and online at www.operasofia.bg Geotechmin is the main sponsor of the Sofia Opera and Ballet for the Opera on Peaks Festival - Belogradchik Rocks!
Maestro Keri-Lynn Wilson's international career as a guest conductor spans over twenty years, leading some of the world’s most prestigious orchestras - such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - and has conducted operas at the world’s top opera houses, including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Bolshoi Theatre, and the Wiener Staatsoper. Focusing on... Read more...
 The musical about the good-natured ogre is on 14 February at the Sofia Opera     The exceptionally expensive copy rights of the musical Shrek have declined quite a lot of candidates to stage it on their stage, including in Bulgaria. But the Director of the Sofia Opera Acad. Plamen Kartaloff managed to obtain them – he knows how he did it, and after two weeks the ogre with green skin and tentacles like of a snail, but... Read more...
One of the last opera legends, who left in the world opera theatre their unforgettable characters. Mirella Freni means something more for us. “The Royal couple”, so people called Mirella Freni and Nicolai Ghiaurov. Because “The best Mimi” and “The best King Philippe” were partners not only on the stage, but also in life. We shall remember forever the spectacle of the opera “Don Carlo” in... Read more...
Le Corsaire – 20 February at 19:00 h One Thousand and One Nights – 31 March at 19:00 h Sleeping Beauty – 30 April at 19:00 h The subscription grants the right of two tickets with 20% discount for each one of the listed spectacles. (The discount is not valid for the lowest price category for the relevant spectacle.) Please, welcome at the Ticket Office (1, Vrabcha Str.) from today to 16 February incl.
Guest-director from Broadway – West Hyler The Sofia Opera presents for the first time in Bulgaria the musical “Shrek” by David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori – original Broadway production by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions. The premiere is on 14 February at 19 h. Stage director of “Shrek” is West Hyler (USA). The original production on Broadway was directed by Jason Moore and Rob... Read more...
Shrek The Musical Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig Libretto and lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions Director: West Hyler Conductor: Igor Bogdanov Set Designer: Charles Murdock Lucas Costume Designer: Whitney Locher Lighting Designer: Zach Blane Sound Engineer: Vladimir Vladimirov Choreographer:... Read more...

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