EXTRA SPECTACLES OF “CARMEN” – OPERA BY GEORGES BIZET ON 28.11.2017, TUESDAY AT 17:00 h and on 30.11.2017, THURSDAY AT 19:00 h – Opera by Georges Bizet Because of the great interest the Sofia Opera and Ballet offers extra spectacles of the opera “Carmen” by Georges Bizet on 28.11.2017, Tuesday, at 17:00 h and on 30.11.2017, Thursday, at 19:00 h.The tickets are in the price range BGN 15 to 40. For students,... Read more...
The crippled boy Amahl lives in poverty with his mother. He tells her that he has seen in the night sky an enormous star with a long tail. His mother is tired of his wild imagination. Amahl tells her that Three Magis have come to visit them. The Magis enter and tell them that they are following a large star in the sky, on their way to find a new-born king. They show Amahl and his mother the rich gifts they have brought. Amahl asks the Magis... Read more...
The soprano Tanya Ivanova: “I am happy that I will sing the role of Floria Tosca in Plamen Kartaloff’s staging, which evoked the ovations of the Japanese audience in 2012” The music critique wrote about the soprano Tanya Ivanova that she is at first place an exceptionally talented drama actress, with wonderful voice, who manages to embody herself with conquering depth and grabs the attention of opera connoisseurs. Tanya... Read more...
On the fifth tour of the Sofia Opera and Ballet in Japan, from 30 October to 21 November 2012, was presented the new production of the opera “Tosca” by Academician Plamen Kartaloff, and also “Cavalleria rusticana” and “Gianni Schicchi”, which received a high appreciation by the Japanese audience and the music critique. “Tosca” was performed in five cities in the Land of the Rising Sun: Tokyo,... Read more...
The well-known choreographer Eldar Aliev presents at the Sofia Opera and ballet his version of “Le corsaire” by Adolphe Adam after successful productions of the ballet all over the world. The premiere is on 24 November. “I can say that my version has a happy destiny”, commented Aliev today in front of reporters. “I was working with Bulgarian ballet dancers also before, including when I was in the USA, since years... Read more...
The famous far behind the Bulgarian borders tenor Kamen Chanev will be guest as Mario Cavaradossi in “Tosca” by Puccini on 8 December at 19.00 h and on 10 December at 16.00 h. Kamen Chanev was born in Sliven. He graduated the French language school in his home town and after that the Music Academy in Sofia. He specialized in Rome in Boris Christoff’s Academy. In 1992 he started working at Sofia Opera. After five seasons he... Read more...
The world-known opera prima Alexandrina Pendatchanska will sing again on the stage of the Sofia Opera and Ballet. On 8 and 10 December she will be Floria Tosca in Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Tosca”. Her partner will be the famous tenor Kamen Chanev, who will enter in the role of Mario Cavaradossi. Alex Penda, also known as Alexandrina Pendatchanska, was born in Sofia in a family of renowned Bulgarian musicians. She started her... Read more...
Thursday, 16 November 2017

Tosca - Giacomo Puccini - Synopsis

  Tosca - Giacomo Puccini
Please expect at the Sofia Opera “Tosca”, а spectacle, which conquered Japan On the fifth tour of the Sofia Opera and Ballet in Japan, from 30 October to 21 November 2012, was presented the new production of the opera “Tosca” by Academician Plamen Kartaloff, and also “Cavalleria rusticana” and “Gianni Schicchi”, which received a high appreciation by the Japanese audience and the music critique.... Read more...
http://www.mediapool.bg/aleksandrina-pendachanska-shte-pee-toska-v-sofiyskata-opera-na-8-i-10-dekemvri-news271756.html Alexandrina Pendatchanska will sing Tosca at the Sofia Opera on 8 and 10 December The world-known prima Alexandrina Pendatchanska will sing again at the Sofia Opera and Ballet – on 8 and 10 December she will be Floria Tosca in Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Tosca”. Her partner will be the famous tenor Kamen... Read more...
DEAR SPECTATORS, BECAUSE OF THE GREAT INTEREST THE SOFIA OPERA AND BALLET WILL PRESENT A SECOND EXTRA SPECTACLE OF “CARMEN” – OPERA BY GEORGES BIZET ON 19.11.2017, SUNDAY AT 16:00 h. You can buy tickets from the Box Office of the Sofia Opera and Ballet at 1, Vrabcha Str. or online on www.operasofia.bg. YOURS SOFIA OPERA AND BALLET
Bulgarian Telegraph Agency – the ballet “Le corsaire” is for the first time on the stage of the Sofia Opera, the premiere is on 24 November – Ballet by Adolphe Adam The ballet “Le corsaire” by Adolphe Adam is for the first time on the stage of the Sofia Opera and Ballet, the premiere is on 24 November, informs the theatre. Eldar Aliev is choreographer, author of the libretto and light designer of the... Read more...
Interview with the conductor Keitaro Harada - Mr. Harada, what are your first impressions from the meeting with the Sofia Opera, with its atmosphere, with our singers, orchestra and chorus? This is my first time in Bulgaria, as well as my first time in Sofia. I have heard about the wonderful singing of Bulgaria, about many of the wonderful opera singers and children choirs. They came to Japan often, so that I have always known about the... Read more...
Wednesday, 08 November 2017

Le corsaire - Characters and performers:

Conrad Tsetso Ivanov, Nikola Hadzhitanev, Aleksandar Aleksandrov, Emil Yordanov Medora Katerina Petrova, Marta Petkova, Boryana Petrova, Pamela Pandova Gulnara Marta Petkova, Boryana Petrova, Sofia Tsutsakova, Venera Hristova Lankedem Aleksandar Aleksandrov, Nikola Hadzhitanev, John Abenanty Odalisques Boryana Petrova, Pamela Pandova, Venera Hristova, Vyara Ivancheva, Sofia Tsutsakova Seid Pasha Trifon Mitev, Rosen Kanev, Kiril Ivanov
Tuesday, 07 November 2017

Premiere - LE CORSAIRE

LE CORSAIRE Adolphe Adam - Synopsis Le corsaire - Characters and performers: Le corsaire Ballet in two acts by Adolphe Adam With music by: Cesare Pugni, Léo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo and Pyotr Oldenburgsky Libretto: Eldar Aliev based on motifs from the libretto by Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Joseph Mazilier Choreography: Eldar Aliev (with fragments from the choreography by Marius Petipa) Participants: soloists, ensemble... Read more...
ELDAR ALIEV WILL STAGE THE BALLET “LE CORSAIRE” AT THE SOFIA OPERA Eldar Aliev is a choreographer, author of the libretto and light designer of an original and dynamic version of the ballet “Le corsaire”. The premiere of this ballet masterpiece by the composer Adolphe Adam on the stage of the Sofia Opera and Ballet will be on 24 November 2017. Eldar Aliev was born in Baku where he graduated from the Baku College of... Read more...
The breaking off the social and folk-style pictures makes the opera close to the people of today The audience has long awaited “Carmen” on the stage of our first opera theatre. Not because according to the most fans of statistics this is the favourite and most produced opera of worldwide importance, which shares its priority with Verdi’s “La traviata”. And because it is really a matter of shaking music, of arias,... Read more...
For the 21st year in succession the Union of Bulgarian Musicians and Dancers and Classic FM Radio organized an official ceremony, at which were handed out the national awards for music and dance art “Crystal Lyre 2017”. The Sofia Opera and Ballet was awarded a “Crystal Lyre” for:-  The role of Parsifal, performed by the tenor Kostadin Andreev, in Richard Wagner’s opera of the same name, the premiere of which... Read more...
Thursday, 02 November 2017

LE CORSAIRE Adolphe Adam - Synopsis

Prologue Corsairs are sailing at full sail through a terrible storm towards an Eastern shore.   Act I Scene 1 At the marketplace The Corsairs led by Conrad, and their girlfriends arrive at a marketplace in Adrianople. Fanfares announce the impending arrival at the market of rich and influential Seid Pasha who intends to buy girls for his harem. Seid Pasha and his retinue, accompanied by slave trader Lankendem arrive at the market.... Read more...

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