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...
The idea for the ballet “Giselle” came from the French writer Théophile Gautier, who offered Adolphe Adam to compose the music. In the beginning of 1841, the composer was already ready, the premiere on 28 June 1841 at the Paris Opera wasn’t late too. The success was so enormous that it turned once forever “Giselle” into an apotheosis of romantic ballet. After Paris, “Giselle” was performed in... Read more...
On 13 and 15 June the admirers of operatic art will have the chance to be with the new interpretation of Borodin’s classical work of art “Prince Igor”. Stage director of the production is Plamen Kartaloff. Set designer is Boris Stoynov, costume designer – Svetla Kalaydzhieva and choreographer – Asen Gavrilov. Conductor of “Prince Igor” is Pavel Klinichev, who has been conductor at the Bolshoi Theatre... Read more...
The opera “Lakmé” is a pearl which Léo Delibes created in the time, when the creators’ imagination was captivated by the magical fascination of the Orient, of exotics. This is a fairy-tale about love, told by the “tender blond giant” Delibes masterly and with great finesse. The action takes place in India, living under the English colonial oppression. The Hindus pray to Brahma for freedom, guided in... Read more...
The prestigious Golden Feather Awards were handed out traditionally on the eve of the National Day of Culture and Slavic Script. 24 Bulgarians were among the recipients for their contribution to the national art and culture. The Award is handed out by Classic FM Radio – a brooch made of 24-carat gold. Among the recipients are: the singer Vesela Delcheva, currently performing the lead role in the musical “Маmma mia!”, the... Read more...
From 21 June to 14 July 2019 will take place the Tenth jubilee edition of the OPERA IN THE PARK festival. This summer feast is present on the cultural playbill of Sofia and integrates newer and newer spectator’s audiences to the magic of operatic and ballet art. The presentation in the open air in the natural surroundings in the park of the G. S. Rakovski Military Academy attracts the inhabitants and the guests of the capital city to a... Read more...
  New Bulgarian University and Sofia Opera and Ballet present XIX International RAINA KABAIVANSKA MASTERCLASS at Sofia Opera and Ballet House Application deadlines: September 6 Audition: September 10 Master class: 11-28 September Gala: September 29 – 7 p.m., Sofia Opera and Ballet House Registration: http://rainakabaivanska.net/en/master-classes/application-form In her Master Class Raina Kabaivanska will work on improving... Read more...
IN THE HEIGHTS OF PLEASURE WITH MARIA GULEGHINA IN “UN BALLO IN MASCHERA” The return of the opera legend Maria Guleghina on the stage of the Sofia Opera and Ballet on 29 May in “Un ballo in maschera” by Giuseppe Verdi after the unforgettable experience with her Kundry in Richard Wagner’s “Parsifal” means something more than just one guest-performance. It means recognition and desire to be on this... Read more...
MARIA GULEGHINA: “WHEN I LOOK AT THE POSTER IN FRONT OF THE OPERA, I REMEMBER MY FIRST PERFORMANCE IN 1987 WITH LUCIANO PAVAROTTI AT LA SCALA. HOW BEAUTIFUL IS HERE, IN SOFIA, AT THE OPERA!"
Author © Ivan Varbanov Sofia, 19-05-2019 | The Director of the Sofia Opera – Acad. Plamen Kartaloff, persuaded the legendary tenor José Carreras to hold a master class with Bulgarian talents in Sofia.  A success for the management of our first opera theatre which traces the road for the official start of an Opera studio of the National Opera. After the successful vocal classes in Bel canto singing, held by Raina... Read more...

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