“The Sofia Opera completed a very successful calendar year. In 2020 we expect even more numerous spectators although we cannot complain of low attendance”, declared for BGNES the Artistic director of the ballet of the Sofia Opera Sara-Nora Krysteva. “For us the most important thing is the audience to be with us”, categorical is she. In the beginning of the New year, the Sofia Opera and Ballet offers several... Read more...
About “Carmen-Suite” and about “Paquita” – two masterpieces again on our stage А beautiful and exquisite spectacle, with which the talented artists from the ballet of the National Opera and Ballet will charge their audience with a lot of love and beauty! CARMEN-SUITE The ballet of the Sofia Opera presents the famous work “Carmen-Suite”, written by the composer Rodion Schedrin – a marvellous... Read more...
In the book is described the history of dance and is made a methodical analysis for teaching. Originally and exquisitely the author introduces us into the treasury of the dances from the past epochs. Special guests will be Prof. d.f.a. Anelia Yaneva and the poet Stefan Tsanev.   В централното фоайе на Софийска опера и балет издателство АТЕА ще предостави книгата... Read more...
The stage director of the provoking great spectator’s interest musical “Les Misérables” Plamen Kartaloff welcomed the star Lili Ivanova was a special guest of the musical “Les Misérables” at the Sofia Opera and Ballet. Plamen Kartaloff personally welcomed the prima of the Bulgarian pop music.  The prima in the box during the spectacle (Photo: Personal archive of Lili Ivanova) A... Read more...
The stage director of the provoking great spectator’s interest musical “Les Misérables” Plamen Kartaloff welcomed the star Lili Ivanova was a special guest of the musical “Les Misérables” at the Sofia Opera and Ballet. Plamen Kartaloff personally welcomed the prima of the Bulgarian pop music. Lili Ivanova was the great surprise for the artists and the audience at the 11th spectacle in... Read more...
The world-known Bulgarian baritone Vladimir Stoyanov will perform the role of Rigoletto in Verdi’s opera of the same name on 4 February at the Sofia Opera at 19 h. This is one of Stoyanov’s crown roles, with which he has always conquered the opera audience – in Bulgaria and abroad. Recently, in October 2019, the baritone was awarded the honorary title “Cavaliere di Verdi” at a concert in Parma.  For his role... Read more...
On 31 January at the Sofia Opera and Ballet is upcoming the premiere of the opera “The Queen of Spades” by P.I. Tchaikovsky in a concert performance. Conductor will be Constantin Trinks. “The Queen of Spades”, together with the Sixth Symphony – Pathétique, is a zenith in Tchaikovsky’s work. It was written with a feverish speed – in a strikingly short term – only for 44 days, it... Read more...
The spectacles of “Les Misérables” confirm this thought of Picasso. The wild applauses of the overfilled hall of the Sofia Opera and Ballet also at this spectacle in succession of the title, which holds the stage more than a month already, long time filled in the hall, and the roused audience didn’t want to part with the experience. Tonight, special guests were the children, who came from Teteven. They were happy to... Read more...
When stage and hall melt into each other in one whole, when the hall fills in with applauses at every moving moment from the spectacle of “Les Misérables”, spontaneously, with children’s cries “bravo”, when a child conducts together with the conductor, enthusiastically, when together with the drums on the stage the children in the hall clap their hands in rhythm, when as if they want to start singing... Read more...
Yulia Krasteva: When art passes through human’s soul, it moves it – the Bulgarian National Radio “The intensive work charges us. The artist is with a tender soul and one has to act very carefully. If you don’t sink into your profession and your senses are not open, there is no way for you to deal with art”. This shared in the broadcast “Horizon for you” Yulia Krasteva, one of the most successful stage... Read more...
Festive programme will please its audience with selected titles from favourite operas and ballets by the classical composers Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Mascagni, Strauss, etc. Soloists, chorus, orchestra and ballet ensemble of the Sofia Opera. Conductor: Pavel Klinichev, Bolshoi Theatre Stage Director: Vera Petrova Director of the Ballet: Sara-Nora Krysteva Chorus Master: Violeta Dimitrova
The photo exhibition by Dmitriy Aleksandrov, inspired by the beauty of ballet, can be seen in the PhotoSynthesis Café-gallery at 57, Vasil Levski Blvd. in the Capital till 11 January. From the frames it is visible that Dmitriy adores ballet. He is delighted by the refined grace and the wonderful geometry of dance, which, however, is reached with hard work, in order to look so easy and fairy like. He is clear about that what is a real... Read more...
“On toes” – a project by Dmitriy Aleksandrov Dmitriy Aleksandrov is a programmer. He gives lectures in programming all over the world. He has visited the jungles of South America and the broad expanses of Siberia, the deserts of Africa and the North Pole. He is an active person, chained to a wheel chair. For him ballet is the airiest art, he understands perfectly that refined grace and the wonderful geometry of ballet dance... Read more...
The soprano Alexandra Lubchansky will be guest-performer in the role of Lisa in the concert performance of “Queen of Spades” by Tchaikovsky at the Sofia Opera on 31 January 2020. Lubchansky completed her studies of piano and composition at the Conservatory in St Petersburg, her native city, graduating with distinction. After piano studies in Tel Aviv and Frankfurt, she won the First prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein International... Read more...
Diana Gouglina will take part in summer 2020 in the opera “Elektra” by Richard Strauss at the Sofia Opera and Ballet. The laureate of the Maria Callas Tribute Prize NY 2019 and of First Prize at the Città di Alcamo International Competition for Opera Singers in Italy in 2018 was born in Sofia in a family of musicians. She grew up in Egypt, she studied violin, ballet and piano at the Cairo Opera House, where her parents were... Read more...
The Sofia Opera stages the musical of the largest scale in its history – “Les Misérables”. The saga to music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and libretto by Alain Boublil is the most often performed musical of all times. Its triumph lasts already 35 years on all world stages – up to this date it was seen by over 120 million spectators in 52 countries, in 22 languages. The Bulgarian premiere has its long and... Read more...
With his swan song, the opera “Turandot”, Giacomo Puccini wanted to “shock, to carry away the entire mankind”.  The Sofia Opera shocks with its high degree of its production, with its marvellous artists not only the audience in Europe, but also in Japan. We are expecting you on 15 December at the star spectacle of “Turandot” by Giacomo Puccini, with the special participation of Catherine Foster and... Read more...
Tuesday, 10 December 2019

SPECIAL NEW-YEAR PRESENT!

Revolutionary pathos, barricades, marvellous artists and audience, which defined the spectacle as “Shaking!” Last night at the Sofia Opera and ballet took place the premiere of the best-known musical in the world – “Les Misérables”, to music by the composer Claude-Michel Schönberg and libretto by Alain Boublil. Its triumph continues four decades, and since yesterday Sofia has turned into the new... Read more...

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