“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 spectacles of the “Nutcracker” by Tchaikovsky.
On 18 January, upcoming is a guest-performance of “La Bayadère” with the participation of Kimin Kim, who is a premier soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. This is one of the most moving masterpieces by the famous Petipa, inspired by the drama of the ancient Indian poet Kalidasa and Goethe’s ballad.
After that upcoming are several repertoire titles. On 26 January, the spectators will have the possibility to see “Carmen-suite, Paquita”. The spectacle will be performed only two times this season.
On 20 February will be presented the ballet in two acts “Le corsaire” by Adolph Adam. In it is used the music by Cesare Pugni, Léo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo, Peter of Oldenburg. The libretto is by Eldar Aliev, based on motifs from the libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Joseph Mazilier. Participants are soloists, corps de ballet and orchestra of the Sofia Opera and Ballet.
On 27 March is forthcoming the second premiere of the Opera for this season – “1001 Nights” to the music of Fikret Amirov, choreography – Eldar Aliev.
This season will be produced also “The Queen of Spades” by Tchaikovsky with conductor Constantin Trinks, “Il barbiere di Siviglia” and “Elektra”.
The Director of the ballet marked with satisfaction that around the spectacles of “The Nutcracker” there were many guests from different countries, among which from Austria too. Spectators have shared that it was much cheaper for them to come to Bulgaria and enjoy a performance at a world level.
“We managed to prove ourselves on the world stage. I continue to maintain that our school has given birth and continues to give birth to good artists, who supply all theatres all over the world”, marked Krysteva. She didn’t omit to give an account that the Bulgarian audience is good enough to understand art and its love for the performances can be felt.
The conductor of the Opera Zhorzh Dimitrov added that the Sofia Opera and Ballet is a brand which obliges. “We all have accepted the opera as a cause and all the time we are striving to develop and enrich ourselves and work for this brand”, explained the conductor. /BGNES/