Sofia Opera presents unknown photos, gramophone records and books about the world-known bass
An exhibition of photographs, documents, books and gramophone records of Boris Christoff, dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the famous Bulgarian bass and prepared by Sofia Opera and Ballet, will stay from today at the National Assembly.
Boris Christoff is a name with which every Bulgarian must be proud of, declared at the opening of the exposition the Chairman of the Parliament Mihail Mikov, who is also patron of the celebrations. After his words, the eminent performer combines in a unique way Slavic spirit and singing perfection and carries in the world the name and the glory of Bulgaria, of the Bulgarian choral art, the glory of the incredible Bulgarian opera talent. Let us be proud that Bulgaria has Boris Christoff and let in the textbooks of the Bulgarian children his name and life be an example for those who will come after us, appealed he.
The Director of Sofia Opera and Ballet Academician Plamen Kartaloff said, that for the second time in the recent years the Bulgarian Parliament is a host of an event, connected with the great and significant art – the opera. He pointed out that under the patronage of the Parliament were marked also 120 years Bulgarian Opera, and now it is a host of the 100th Anniversary of the great Bulgarian Boris Christoff too.
In the exposition are included editions, dedicated to Boris Christoff, his records in Bulgaria and photographs from his joint participations with the chorus of Sofia Opera. Presented are portraits and photos from different years, roles and stages all over the world, on which had sung Boris Christoff. Unshown photographs from the years of the celebrated performer’s childhood are supplemented by facsimiles of letters of his. Little known photographs from the participations of the chorus of Sofia Opera and Ballet in the record of “Boris Godunov” in Paris in 1962 are presented together with emotional moments from the guest-performance of the theatre’s chorus and soloists with Boris Christoff in the main role in Mussorgsky’s work of art in Naples in 1970 with conductor Asen Naydenov.
The exhibition dedicated to Boris Christoff’s 100th Anniversary is among the events in support of the candidature of Sofia and the Southwest region for European capital of culture in 2019. It is organized with the co-operation of the Ministry of Culture and it is included in the calendar with celebrations, dedicated to the jubilee of the great artist.