We offer you selected fragments from the premiere of the opera “I Capuleti e I Montecchi” (concert performance). Music Vincenzo Bellini With the special participation of Margarita Levchuk (Belarus) in the role of Giulietta and Abigail Levis (the USA) in the role of Romeo. The rest of the participants are Valentin Vatev in the role of Lorenzo, Hrisimir Damyanov in the role of Tebaldo and Petar Buchkov in the role of Capellio. To... Read more...
Author (text and photos): Ivan Varbanov, Specially for sofiaopera.bg The guest-soloists Margarita Levchuk /Belarus/ and Abigail Levis /the USA/, who are also prize-winners from the Klaudia Taev International Competition for Young Opera Singers in Tallinn, arrived at the Sofia Opera and Ballet for the concert performance of the opera “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” by Vincenzo Bellini. Conductor of both exclusive music evenings... Read more...
Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Premiere - LES MISЕ́RABLES

SOFIA OPERA AND BALLET 2019/2020   By arrangement with CAMERON MACKINTOSH Presents A new production of BOUBLIL and SCHÖNBERG’S LES MISÉRABLES A musical by ALAIN BOUBLIL and CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHÖNBERG Based on a novel by VICTOR HUGO Music by CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHÖNBERG Lyrics by HERBERT KRETZMER Original French Text by ALAIN BOUBLIL and JEAN-MARC NATEL Addititonal material by JAMES FENTON Adaptation by... Read more...
“I Capuleti e i Montecchi” – opera in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini to the libretto by Felice Romani. This is the composer’s sixth opera. The premiere took place at the Teatro La Fenice, Venice, on 11 March 1830. The first performers of the central parts were Giuditta Grisi – Romeo and Rosalbina Caradori-Allan – Giulietta. Still from the first spectacle the Venice audience received the opera with enthusiasm.... Read more...
The Sofia Opera and Ballet prepares a pleasant surprise for its spectators on 2 November at 19 h with the premiere of the ballet “Carmina Burana” to music by Carl Orff and choreography by Fredy Franzutti. He is stage director and author of the costumes of the spectacle. The story about human fate and the stages through which passes every one of us in his or her life will tell the soloists: Stanislava Momekova, Aleksandar Krunev,... Read more...
The News BG Reporter – Ivan Varbanov The Bulgarian National Radio asked its audience: Who are the enlighteners of today? Till 15 September was the term, in which the listeners of the public media could nominate honourable Bulgarians for this year’s ceremony of awarding the prestigious recognition.  The finalists for this year are: STUDYHUB – THE FIRST 24-HOURS LIBRARY IN THE STUDENT CITY, SHEIP PANEV – PHYSICIAN,... Read more...
We have a new Festival Day. This Year`s 25th of October is declared as „World Opera Day“.We do not celebrate the Birth- or Death of a composer with a concert or opera performance as a hommage to this artist, although we had also reason for such an event, as today Bizet and also Strauß (Johann, not Richard) were born, and we are lucky to have the joy to know their great works „Carmen“ and „The Bat“ or... Read more...
Friday, 25 October 2019

World Opera Day is 25 October!

19.10.2019 • by Miglena Stoycheva An enormous international distinction for the Bulgarian baritone Vladimir Stoyanov. He was awarded the title “Cavaliere di Verdi” at a concert in Parma. The award is the second recognition for our world recognized artist, after two years ago in Italy he was awarded also a Falstaff Premium. Vladimir Stoyanov is a real nobleman on the opera stage. His singing is the very... Read more...
Guest performers are two brilliant soloists – SEONKYONG /EVA/ JEONG – soprano and JEONGHYEOK /CARLO/ SEO – baritone The young soloists from Korea are among the few selected after an impressive presentation of Raina Kabaivanska’s master class, after which the Sofia Opera invited them on the stage of the National opera. The talented performers will transform themselves into the roles of Norina... Read more...
Author: Albena Bezovska The Sofia National Opera and Ballet opens its new season with the premiere of Zachariy the Painter opera by Marin Goleminov. The two performances will be held on October 11 and 13. We can hardly cover all historical, aesthetic, moral and ethical topics this play brings fourth. On one hand, this is the personality of Zahariy Hristovich – painter from the Samokov Iconographic School and pioneer of modern... Read more...
Interview of the stage director Zornitsa Sofia for GALERIA: - How came the idea to set about with this new challenge – the staging of an opera? In 2011 or 2012, I was sitting by chance next to maestro Kartaloff at one celebration, we got acquainted and I shared with him that it is interesting for me to direct an opera or a musical. Since then passed years, I directed several TV series, one feature film and one theatre spectacle. This... Read more...
This plot was moving me since many years with its genuine authenticity, dramatic intensity and psychological depth, with the bright characteristics of the characters and their complex relations. On the stage takes place a deeply humane drama, rich in complex and contradictory feelings and situations, expressed in sharp turns of the dramaturgical line. All this offers possibility for one also nuanced musical re-creation, which leads to... Read more...
There were times in Bulgaria, when the leaders of the nation were placing the cultural progress before the economic one, because they had realized that the spiritual development was a stolid and the only possible base for comprehensive ascent. On the eve of the Independence Day 22 September, the Director of the National Opera Acad. Plamen Kartaloff opened the new season of the theatre with words from the Manifesto of King Ferdinand I, in which... Read more...
3 more opera and two ballet premieres during this season in Sofia The director of the films “Voevoda”, “Mila from Mars”, etc. – Zornitsa Sofia, will stage Marin Goleminov’s opera “Zahary the Painter” at the Sofia Opera and Ballet, learned “24 chasa”. The first performance of this comparatively rarely produced contemporary opera – it was written in the 60-s of the past century,... Read more...
Link to the concert hall. September 28, 2019 ♦ 19:00 Oborishte 5 Gallery CONCERT PARTICIPANTS OF THE MASTER CLASS OF DOLORA ZAJICK                          GIUSEPPE VERDI – DON CARLO                      Aria of... Read more...
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.
Link to the concert hall.

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