Dear Prof. Plamen Kartaloff,
I am very glad and moved to send you my most cordial greetings for the spectacle of “Zorbas”.
I would like also to send my sincere gratitude to the audience, the musicians, the members of the chorus, the soloists, the conductor and especially to the people, who took the initiative for this spectacle and who are responsible for the organization.
I always remember with great excitement the days, which I spent in your hospitable country, the dozens of concerts and the endless hours, which I spent with your wonderful musicians in preparation of my opera “Elektra”.
But what I am keeping specially in my heart is the warmth and love of the Bulgarian people for my music.
The proof for this fact is the presentation of my ballet “Zorbas” beyond time. A result of the terrific meeting of my music with your excellent dancers and colleagues from the Sofia Opera, who were presenting this work during 25 years in Bulgaria or at guest performances abroad.
Because of all these reasons, I will be with you at this spectacle even from afar and with all my mental powers.
I would like to finish this letter with great “THANK YOU” and my most warm wishes to all of you...