On 6 June, at a special press conference, the Sofia Opera and Ballet presented the summer festivals – Opera in the Park, Muses on the Water, Wagner Festival and Opera of the Peaks – Belogradchik.
Bass Kurt Rydl made a video invitation to the Bulgarian audience.
The world-famous singer has worked with some of the greatest conductors and directors with whom he prepared his rich repertoire. He is the Kammersänger of Austria, an honorary member of the Vienna State Opera, and since this year also of the Sofia Opera.
His relationship with the Sofia Opera dates back to 2013, when he participated in the concert performance of Beethoven's opera “Fidelio” as Rocco. A year ago, when preparations for “Der fliegende Holländer” began, he gave a masterclass and prepared the soloists for the premiere, and he himself took part in the performances, playing the part of Daland. Early this year, in February, he took to the stage again in Sofia for another performance of “Fidelio”.