World Premiere of the Stara Zagora Opera Festival

The Festival of Opera and Ballet Art in Stara Zagora will begin with a world premiere. The opera “Sisi-soul of the Empress” is dedicated to the Empress Elizabeth Bavarska, whose fate reminds of that of the late Princess Diana. The non-romantic opera is by the contingent Austrian composer Roland Baumgarten and can be seen on the 27th of November at 7 pm in the Opera House of the State Opera House.

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On Nov. 28 is the production of the Norma opera by Vincenzo Bellini. The staging is at the Varna State Opera and includes some of the most appreciated Bulgarian performers – Boyko Tsvetanov, Daniela Dyakova, and Linka Stoyanova. On the 29th at 7 p.m.  the audience will be able to follow the production of the State Music Theater “Stefan Makedonski” by songs of duet Avenue and in the new name of their most famous song “Escape”.

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On Thursday, November 30, the New Belgrade Opera and the Madlenianum Opera Theater will be on the Stara Zagora stage. They will present for the first time the opera “Orpheus” by Claudio Monteverdi. It is the first work of the poet created 410 years ago. The opera will be performed on antique instruments from the Baroque era. On December 1, the dance performance “The Baroque Genie and the Warrior of Light”, part of the Mozart Holidays in Pravets, will be presented.

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On the 2nd of December, the audience will be able to get acquainted with “The Legacy of Pancho Vladigerov”. The performance will be presented by his two nephews Alexander Vladigerov – trumpet and Konstantin Vladigerov – piano and clarinet. This task will be helped by Theodora Kusmetska – violin and Ruja Semova on the piano. On December 3rd, viewers will be able to enjoy the Perpetual Tango dance performance inspired by Jean Coco’s “The Blood of the Poet” film.

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On December 5, State Opera – Stara Zagora will show its ballet “Swan Lake”. On 7 December 2017, the Music and Art Private University – Viena and the National Academy of Music “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov “Sofia, again for the first time in Bulgaria, will present the opera” Alcina “by Georg Friedrich Handel on the Ludwig Aristo’s epic Poem” The Oral “.

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From 2nd to 8th of December, operatic wildlife Bruna Baglioni will deliver a master class, and students of the mezzo-soprano will present the gala concert on Dec. 8. The Ninth Symphony of Beethoven in the performance of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra can be heard on the last day of the festival – December 9th. Ticket prices for different performances cost between 8 and 30 leva /from 4 to 15 Euro/.

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I love history, to walk through old cobblestone streets, to smell the air of the past times and to feel the legends in the air. And I'm lucky to have been born in a country with a glorious past and a lot of stories to tell. Bulgaria was founded more than 1,300 years ago and has never changed its name. But the life of people, their everyday habits, their traditions, their music and their art have changed over the centuries. I invite you to take a walk through the different ages of Bulgaria and to get to know it better.