Day of the National Revival Leaders
01 Nov 2020Sofia Opera and Ballet

Day of the National Revival Leaders

The holiday “Day of the National Revival Leaders”, on which we pay respect to the deed of the Bulgarian enlighteners, men of letters, revolutionaries and holy Revival leaders of the reviving national spirit, acquires new dimensions in the new millennium.
It has its answer also to the challenges of our time.

The Sofia Opera and Ballet has a specially significant mission in this spiritual holiday. In the year, when it celebrates its 130th Anniversary, despite the difficult time of the Covid-19 pandemic, the temple of the opera offers its own prescription for awakening of the spirituality, for witnessing of eternal plots, which enter into conversation with our time too.

The rich programme of opera and ballet spectacles on the new summer stages this year was filling the spaces with audience, thirsty for emotions, charging the spirit. Maybe because the opera gives the feeling of a temple, in which one learns the lessons of life, a thought, which pierces time. It opens the mind also for Picasso’s insight that “art is a charged weapon of the future”.

The Sofia Opera and Ballet is expecting its audience in the temple of the opera, a travel in time with the messages of the selected titles from its programme: concerts Richard Wagner-Richard Strauss” on 14 and 21 November, “Elektra” by Richard Strauss on 26 November, “Swan Lake” by P.I. Tchaikovsky on 4 December, “Mamma Mia!” by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus on 6 December.