At the Sofia Opera on 8 and 10 December
Alexandrina Pendatchanska will sing Tosca for the first time
The world-known opera singer Alexandrina Pendatchanska will perform for the first time in her star career the role of Floria Tosca on the stage of the Sofia Opera and the Bulgarian spectators have the chance to become witnesses of this debut. On 8 and 10 December her partner will be the famous tenor Kamen Chanev, who will enter in the role of Mario Cavaradossi. Giacomo Puccini’s opera will be performed on one more date – 9 December, when in the main female role we shall hear the discovery of the Plovdiv Opera Tanya Ivanova. Conductor will be Grigor Palikarov.
Meanwhile at the Sofia Opera continues to triumph the newest ballet premiere – “Le corsaire” by Adolphe Adam in a staging by Eldar Aliev. The tickets for all remaining dates (1, 2 and 3 December) are almost sold out. The first premiere on Friday achieved a great success. The spectacle continued at least 20 minutes longer than expected, because the hall was constantly bursting into loud applauses and the conductor Boris Spasov had to wait them to calm down. Marta Petkova was like always brilliant: a great artist with overwhelming presence. Nikola Hadjitanev reached tops even of his own incredibly high level – in technical aspect in this exceptionally difficult part, and in artistic aspect too. The general impression was that Hadjitanev flies two meters above the stage and is fast not stepping on the floor. The conquering energy of the corps de ballet, especially in the initial scene, the beautiful sets and costumes, as well as Adam’s wonderful music make “Le corsaire” a vital, full-blooded and beautiful spectacle. After the long and loud applauses, by the Union of Bulgarian Musicians and Dancers was handed out its highest distinction “Golden Lyre” to the ballet company of the Sofia Opera.