Author: Ivan Varbanov, The News BG Reporter THE SOFIA OPERA AND BALLET WILL AWARD TO RENATO BRUSON A GOLDEN PLAQUETTE FOR OVERALL CONTRIBUTION The legendary opera singer Renato Bruson will receive the special honorary distinction of the Sofia Opera and Ballet – Golden Plaquette. The Award is handed out for overall contribution of the leading Italian baritone to the world operatic art. The Golden Plaquette of the Sofia Opera and Ballet... Read more...
Please come to enjoy together the last for the season magical spectacle MAMMA MIA! On 15 September at 19:00 h at the Sofia Opera and Ballet.
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Report from Varna: Kiril Asparuhov - Presenter in Black Sea ТV – Varna If the music summer in the sea capital started with the incredible concert of the Russian pop star with Varna roots – Philipp Kirkorov and passed through the two-day marathon of the tireless Vesselin Marinov and the unique Viktor Kalev, the Varna audience accepted surprisingly the five-day guest-performance of the Sofia Opera in the end of the summer with... Read more...
Klaus Billand Völlige Einheit von Musik und Bild 1. Aufzug Tristan und Isolde Das Sommer-Wagner-Festival an der Sofia Opera and Ballet unter der Leitung von Prof. Plamen Kartaloff, dem großen Visionär und Initiator der Wagnerschen Spätwerke auf dem Balkan, ist dieses Jahr mit Wiederaufnahmen von „Tristan und Isolde“, zweimal, und „Parsifal“ in seine mittlerweile 7. Runde gegangen. Wieder kamen... Read more...
The opening of the Seventh Wagner Festival of the Sofia Opera and Ballet on 7 July this year with the production of the moving poem about love “Tristan und Isolde” turned into a real gala evening. This experience of theirs in a different way shared the audience, which have come from different countries. “Unforgettable experience, incredible artists, fairy-tale staging, magical spectacle, a lot of spontaneous remarks, a lot of... Read more...
Dear audience, On 29, 30 and 31 July, the Ticket office will be opened from 9:00 h to 12:00 h and from 12:30 h to 17:30 h Our summer holidays are from 01.08. to 25.08.2019 From 26.08 to 30.08.2019 the working hours will be from 9:00 h to 12:00 h and from 12:30 h to 17:30 h 31.08.2019 and 01.09.19 – days off From 02.09.2019 the Ticket office will work with its usual working hours.  
Thursday, 15 August 2019

90 years NICOLAI GHIAUROV

Dolora Zajick – one of the greatest voices in Bel Canto history arrives in SofiaWith a grandiose concert on 20 September the Sofia Opera will open its 130th season. The celebration with conductor the Italian maestro Elio Boncompagni is dedicated to the marking of the 90th anniversary of the world opera legend Nicolai Ghiaurov. On this occasion, Plamen Kartaloff will gather on one stage world-known and Bulgarian artists, who were... Read more...
Dear guests, On July 28, 2019 due to bad weather conditions, the performance of “Turandot”, part of the programme of the Belogradchik Opera of the Peaks Festival, had to be stopped. For this reason, the Sofia Opera and Ballet offers the following compensation to all guests who have purchased tickets to the production: 1) Re-booking of the purchased tickets for the same production of “Turandot” with the world-famous... Read more...
Biography Jukka Rasilainen The German-Finnish Jukka Rasilainen performs the dramatic repertoire for bass-baritone at all of the world’s leading opera houses. He sings at the state operas of Vienna and Berlin, in Munich and Zurich, at the Bastille in Paris, the Teatro Real in Madrid, as well as in Tokyo and Buenos Aires. Furthermore, he maintains a close affiliation with the Semperoper in Dresden. His brilliant interpretations have... Read more...
Author: Ivan Varbanov Sofia, 19-06-2019 Specially for operasofia.bg A massive, supersonic and powerful musical landing will make the Sofia Opera and Ballet in SUMMER 2019. It will start at the Military Academy in Sofia, it passes through the Belogradchik Rocks and ends at the Black Sea. The management of the National Theatre for Opera and Ballet is using strategically flexibly, expediently, but also vigorously the repertoire resource and the... Read more...
Friday, 28 June 2019

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, DEAR SPECTATORS, We would like to inform you that the performance of  Premiere - CARMINA BURANA  28.06.2019 part of 10th Festival Opera in the Park,  tonight will take place on the stage of  Sofia Opera and Ballet   (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 building of... Read more...
Dear Audience, An hour before the start of the shows at G.S Rakovski Military Academy, thickets will be sold only on our mobile cashier at the entrance of the academy, on our website - operasofia.bg and on the cashiers of EASYPAY.     Military Academy address: bul. Evlogi Georgiev 82
After the exciting production of “Eugene Onegin” by P. I. Tchaikovsky, the Sofia Opera and Ballet offers to its audience one more title from the Russian opera classic – the opera “Prince Igor” by Alexander Borodin. A title in which the Bulgarian opera legends like Boris Christoff, Nicola Ghiuselev, Nicolai Ghiaurov and other singers from the different generations have left the Bulgarian trace in the history of the... Read more...
Thursday, 13 June 2019

Premiere - CARMINA BURANA

Carmina Burana Ballet in one act Music by Carl Orff Choreography by Fredy Franzutti The representation is on the subject of the traumatic passage from post-adolescence to maturity. The inspiration originates from the original text of Carmina Burana: a group of Clergymen – Clerici Vagantes – become conscience that the world does not function by the moral rules that they have been given, they then create a group that follows... Read more...
“How true, how indecent is everything!” Such was the pathos of the indignant critique about the first appearance of “Carmen” by Georges Bizet on the opera stage in the distant 1875 in Paris. Accused of immorality, Bizet didn’t stand the condemnation of his “indecent” character and soon after the premiere he left this world. Just five months after his death, “Carmen” was wildly applauded... Read more...
From 17 to 19 June the young artists will show the best of the Bulgarian school On 17 June on the stage of the Sofia Opera and Ballet will be given the start of the most authoritative national competition in the field of classic dance – the National Meeting of Young Ballet Dancers “Anastas Petrov” 2019. The beginning was in 1982, and the concept was, competing, the hopes of ballet to pay respect to the contribution of... Read more...
The Ministry of Culture handed out the Golden Century distinctions – Bulgarian Telegraph Agency – 28.05.2019 BISER DEYANOV WAS AWARDED THE GOLDEN CENTURY AWARD The Ministry of Culture handed out the Golden Century distinctions to more than 70 eminent Bulgarian artists and institutions on the occasion of 24 May. For exceptional contribution in the development of Bulgarian culture – with Golden Century – from the... Read more...
The Sofia Opera and Ballet invites its admirers on 13 and 15 June 2019 to visit the spectacles of the opera “Prince Igor” by Alexander Borodin. The stage director Academician Plamen Kartaloff this time has chosen to present to the audience a new reading of this opus, which will show the lead character in quite a new light from the known so far personage of Prince Igor as a vainglorious, envious and haughty man, who sends his... Read more...
A contemporary look to Carmen’s drama through the traditions of the ancient Greek theatre and the Japanese Noh theatre offers the production of Bizet’s popular opera at the Sofia Opera and Ballet on 7 and 8 June. The Opera presented the production on its seventh tour in Japan last year with great success. The stage director Plamen Kartaloff, defines his approach as an independent conceptual look in a style of mixed principles from... Read more...

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