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NABUCCO – premiere

Friday, 03 June 2016

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Internationales Symposium – DER KOSMOS, GENANNT WAGNER

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

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Nationaloper Sofia – Der Opernfreund – Klaus Billand

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 Nationaloper Sofia DAS RHEINGOLD Wiederaufnahme am 21. Mai 2016 In diesem Jahr feiert die Nationaloper Sofia ihr 125-jähriges Bestehen. Nicht zuletzt zu diesem hier besonders wichtigen Ereignis hat Generaldirektor Plamen Kartaloff die Internationalen Wagner Wochen ausgerufen, … Continue reading

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Diana Tugui and Oxana Shilova will be guest-performers in the role of Violetta in “La traviata”

Monday, 09 May 2016

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DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN

Sunday, 07 February 2016

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Guest soloists in “LaTraviata” 12.2015

6 December – guest-performance of VESSELINA VASSILEVA in the role of Violetta from Verdi‘s “La Traviata” On 12.12 the world renowned bass Roberto Scandiuzzi – for the first time on the Sofia stage in the role of Filippo II 02 … Continue reading

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“BORISLAV” OPENED THE SEASON OF THE SOFIA OPERA

Monday, 09 November 2015 The tenor Martin Iliev was awarded the Chrystal Lyre for Siegmund and Siegfried With a Bulgarian title the Sofia Opera opened its season in which were officially and festively marked 125 years of the first opera … Continue reading

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THE SOFIA “RING DES NIBELUNGEN” CONQUERS FÜSSEN

Wednesday, 09 September 2015 Soloists, chorus, orchestra, technical staff and sets arrived in Bavaria Since days the Festival theatre in Füssen is unusually animated. During the weekend here arrived six TIR with sets, technic, costumes, props and everything necessary for … Continue reading

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Tristan in Izolda z Nacionalno opero in baletom iz Sofije prvič v Sloveniji – seniorji.info

Tuesday, 08 September 2015

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Der Ring des Nibelungen Festival Theatre Füssen 12-17.09.2015 The Sofia Opera and Ballet gratefully acknowledges the support of

Saturday, 05 September 2015

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Beginning of the season 2015-2016 – Premiere of “Borislav – The great commander of Tsar Ivan Asen II” – 01.11

Friday, 14 August 2015

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Tours of the Sofia Opera abroad

Friday, 14 August 2015

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Stage of the Ages 2015

Monday, 13 July 2015

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Message from Plamen Kartaloff to the audience of “Ring”

Thursday, 02 July 2015

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To the audience of “The Ring of the Nibelung”

Wednesday, 01 July 2015

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Sofia Opera shines on German stage – europost.eu

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 The marvellous production of The Ring of the Nibelung will be played in four nights in Fuessen in September Sofia Opera and Ballet’s triumph continues. From 12 to 17 September the theatre will show its marvellous … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 16 June 2015 Zum ersten Mal „importiert“ eine deutsche Bühne eine ausländische Wagner-Opernproduktion: Die bulgarische Nationaloper Sofia zeigt Richard Wagners Operntetralogie „Ring des Nibelungen“ im September 2015 im Festspielhaus Füssen. „Das Rheingold“ wird hier am 12.09. aufgeführt, gefolgt von … Continue reading

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Sofia “Ring” 2015 Füssen

Monday, 15 June 2015

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PRESS CONFERENCE ABOUT THE VITH SUMMER FESTIVAL “OPERA IN THE PARK”

Saturday, 13 June 2015

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“Prince Igor” and “Turandot” will be performed this autumn in the Land of the Rising Sun

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 font size decrease font size increase font size Print Email “Prince Igor” and “Turandot” will be performed this autumn in the Land of the Rising Sun With performances of “Prince Igor” on 5 June at 19.00 … Continue reading

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A letter from London

Monday, 25 May 2015

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“Tristan und Isolde”, a reflexion about eternal love Conversation with the Austrian critic Klaus Billand – fakti.bg – 07.04.2015

Saturday, 02 May 2015 “In the last five years, the Sofia Opera became an attractive centre for the admirers of Richard Wagner. The reason is the gradual acquaintance of the Bulgarian audience with his “opus magnum”, the teralogy “Der Ring … Continue reading

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In one evening – two master pieces of the opera and the ballet classic “Gianni Schicchi” by Puccini and “The Concert” after music by Chopin guarantee top experience with much laughter

Monday, 23 March 2015

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CRONACHE PER L’OPERA – Sofia – TRISTAN UND ISOLDE – Richard Wagner

Monday, 23 March 2015 Tristan: Martin Iliev, Isolde: Radostina Nikolaeva, Brangane: Bayasgalan Dashnyam, Marke: Angel Hristov, Melot: Veselin Milhaylov, Kurwenal: Biser Georgiev. Direttore: Constantin Trinks. Regia: Plamen Kartaloff. Scene: Miodrag Tabacki. Costumi: Leo Kulas. Luci: Andrei Hakdinjak. M°del coro: Violeta … Continue reading

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Tristan und Isolde Director’s Notes

Monday, 16 February 2015 Assuming Wagner’s statement that he does not write operas but dramas, “Tristan und Isolde”, fits exactly in his creative life and biography as his personal and genuine emotional drama. With this work, the Maestro defined his … Continue reading

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“TRISTAN UND ISOLDE” FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BULGARIAN STAGE

Friday, 23 January 2015 150 years since the premiere of “Tristan und Isolde” by Richard Wagner The soloists, the conductor, the director and the entire team are working hard for the premiere on 26 February During the last weeks the … Continue reading

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KAMEN CHANEV: THE SOBER JUDGEMENT HELPS ON THE STAGE AND IN LIFE

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

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Kostadin Andreev – about his participation in “Turandot” with Ghena Dimitrova

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 As a young singer, just appointed at the Sofia Opera, I find myself at Plamen Kartaloff’s spectacle of “Turandot”. Ibecame dizzy by the charisma and the fixing power of the spectacle and wished strongly for myself … Continue reading

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Let’s remember about the creation of this production in 1995

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 “One great evening, big event, not only an artistic one” With these words the President of Bulgaria, Mr. Zhelev began his cordial congratulation to the Bulgarian-Greek co-production of “Turandot”, which was shown in Sofia on 11 … Continue reading

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This TURANDOT was created 20 years ago with Ghena Dimitrova

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 MUSIC EXOSTIS (weekly review of Art Events) 2/11/95 Laud applause for Turandot Great artistic success for both spectacles of Puccini’s opera “Turandot”, presented in the frames of the Dimitria Festival. This co-production of the Sofia National … Continue reading

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THE NEW YEAR’S CONCERT: PLEASURE AND SURPRISES

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

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THE COUNTRY OF MADNESS

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 Erich Wächter: Such team of starts is the best thing which has happened to me for 40 years in the profession “In the country of chaos we are the country of madness…” So explained the Director … Continue reading

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“BORIS GODUNOV” WAS AWARDED THE CRYSTAL LYRE FOR PRODUCTION TEAM

Monday, 03 November 2014 The premier-soloist Emil Yordanov received the award for ballet art The production team of the premiere title of Sofia Opera and Ballet, the opera “Boris Godunov” by Mussorgsky, was awarded the Crystal Lyre for 2014 of … Continue reading

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SOFIA OPERA AND BALLET OPENED THE SEASON WITH “DON CARLO”

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 The theatre honoured the 100th Anniversaries of Boris Christoff and Mihail Hadzhimishev A unique performance of “Don Carlo” gave as a present Sofia Opera and Ballet to its loyal audience at the opening of season 2014/2015. … Continue reading

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Der Ring des Nibelungen (Complete) Performances – 2014

Saturday, 02 August 2014

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BRILLIANT BEGINNING OF THE WAGNER WEEK AT SOFIA OPERA AND BALLET

Saturday, 26 July 2014 The director Plamen Kartaloff received the highest insignia of honour of the Wagner Societies A festive atmosphere accompanied the opening of the Summer Wagner Week at Sofia Opera and Ballet. The space in front of the … Continue reading

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Company profile : Sofia National Opera and Ballet – Opera now – 5.2014

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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Don’t miss the meeting with the exceptional Bulgarian opera artists in Richard Wagner’s tetralogy “Der Ring des Nibelungen” on the stage of Sofia Opera and Ballet

Monday, 14 July 2014

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Richard Wagner’s famous tetralogy will be seen again at Sofia Opera and Ballet“Richard Wagner’s famous tetralogy will be seen again at Sofia Opera and Ballet”.

Monday, 14 July 2014

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On 23, 24, 26 and 29 July Sofia Opera and Ballet will present the complete cycle of Richard Wagner’s spectacular tetralogy “Der Ring des Nibelungen”

Monday, 14 July 2014

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PLAMEN KARTALOFF: WITH “BORIS GODUNOV” WE HAVE BUILT A NEW ALTAR TO THE OPERA IN FRONT OF THE TEMPLE

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Photos from the rehearsal of “Boris Godunov” in front of the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral – 22.06.2014

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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PRESS CONFERENCE ABOUT “BORIS GODUNOV” – 23.06, AT 11 h , IN FRONT OF THE ST. ALEXANDER NEVSKY CATHEDRAL

Friday, 20 June 2014

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Press conference of Sofia Municipality and Sofia Opera and Ballet – 15.06. at 10.30 h

Thursday, 19 June 2014

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JUBILEE EXHIBITION ABOUT BORIS CHRISTOFF WAS OPENED AT THE PARLIAMENT

Friday, 13 June 2014

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THE ADVENTURE “BORIS GODUNOV” HAS BEGUN

Thursday, 05 June 2014

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“BORIS GODUNOV” FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FRONT OF THE ST. ALEXANDER NEVSKY CATHEDRAL

Monday, 02 June 2014

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Plamen Kartaloff: Like a real Bulgarian Boris Christoff waved the flag of Bulgaria all over the world

Sunday, 01 June 2014

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FOR BORIS CHRISTOFF SINGING WAS A WAY OF LIFE

Monday, 19 May 2014

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SOFIA OPERA PRESENTS MOMENTS OF THE LIFE OF BORIS CHRISTOFF

Thursday, 10 April 2014

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AN EXHIBITION FOR THE JUBILEE OF BORIS CHRISTOFF WILL BE OPENED IN SOFIA

Tuesday, 08 April 2014

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“BORIS GODUNOV” FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FRONT OF THE ST. ALEXANDER NEVSKY CATHEDRAL

Monday, 07 April 2014

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WITH A NEW JOURNEY IN TRISTAN UND ISOLDE RICHARD TRIMBORN TEMPTED THE SOFIA AUDIENCE

Saturday, 22 March 2014

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MEETING WITH RICHARD TRIMBORN ABOUT TRISTAN UND ISOLDE ON 22.03.2014

Sunday, 16 March 2014

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THE NEW LA CENERENTOLA IS THE SUNNY ISLAND IN THE REPERTOIRE OF SOFIA OPERA

Sunday, 16 March 2014

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BULGARIAN AND FOREIGN ARTISTS ARE CELEBRATING BORIS CHRISTOFF AT THE OPERA

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

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WAGNER AGAIN ON THE HORIZON IN SOFIA – “Der Ring des Nibelungen” – in July

Monday, 20 January 2014

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The Wagner Society in Bulgaria and Sofia Opera and Ballet are organizing their first meeting for 2014 – on 19 January at 11.00 h in the hall of Sofia Opera and Ballet

Saturday, 18 January 2014

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THE LITTLE VISITORS HAVE ACCEPTED WITH ENTHUSIASM THE FIRST “CONCERT FOR BABIES”

Saturday, 18 January 2014

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The New Year Gala Concert – an event we dream of and look for

Sunday, 29 December 2013

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SOFIA Götterdämmerung.

Opernglas DE 2013-1 Es ist geschafft. Pünktlich am 200. Geburtstag von Richard Wagner am 22. Mai kam der letzte Teil der „Ring“-Tetralogie in Sofia zur Aufführung – eine bewundernswerte und hoch zu lobende Leistung des Opernhauses. Die dortige Wagner-Tradition ist … Continue reading

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EUROPOST- 1 March, 2013 Director of Sofia Opera and Ballet, Prof. Plamen Kartalov: Sofia makes Wagner s dream come true

EUROPOST – Weekly for politics, business and culture 1 March, 2013 Director of Sofia Opera and Ballet, Prof. Plamen Kartalov: Sofia makes Wagner s dream come true The complete four-opera Ring Cycle is performed in the Balkans for the first … Continue reading

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“SIEGFRIED” FOR ALL Markus Thiel, Opernwelt, July 2012

“SIEGFRIED” FOR ALL Markus Thiel, Opernwelt, July 2012 The director of the Opera Plamen Kartaloff relies, as director of the production, along with production designer Nikolay Panayotov, on simple signs that are easily stamped on the memory. A key element … Continue reading

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SIEGFRIED Sebastian Barnstorf, Das Opernglas, July-August 2012

SIEGFRIED Sebastian Barnstorf, Das Opernglas, July-August 2012 Sofia, 22 May. On the 199th birthday of Richard Wagner the first Bulgarian “Ring” was launched on the home straight with “Siegfried” in initially adverse circumstances – in the early hours of the … Continue reading

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“THE RING” EXPLAINED TO ALL Andrea Merli, l’Opera Magazine, July-August 2012

“THE RING” EXPLAINED TO ALL Andrea Merli, l’Opera Magazine, July-August 2012 The first Tetralogy in the original language at the Sofia Opera reached its second day, “Siegfried”. As always we remain amazed at the presence of two casts, but so … Continue reading

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PLAMEN KARTALOFF – UN MAGO DELL’OPERA 12.05.2012 – Sofia

PLAMEN KARTALOFF – UN MAGO DELL’OPERA 12.05.2012 – Sofia I cantanti lirici bulgari da più di mezzo secolo diffondono il nome della Bulgaria nei teatri del mondo. L’Europa ricorda Boris Christov – il suo talento di cantante eccezionale che ha … Continue reading

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BNT-SUMMER FESTIVAL „STAGE OF THE AGES” VELIKO TARNOVO – TSAREVETS FORTRESS 2011

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BNT-MADAMA BUTTERFLY – PUCCINI-SOFIA NATIONAL OPERA-SUMMER FESTIVAL OPERA IN THE PARK 2011

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BNT – ANNIVERSARY SEASON 2010/2011 120 YEARS BULGARIAN OPERA

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Sofia National Opera and Ballet Guest performances in Pafos Aphrodite Festival, Cyprus- 4, 5, 6 September 2009

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SOFIA: Die Walküre

Bizarre Science-Fiction-Wesen und Helikopter-Kämpfer verfolgen Siegmund in gnadenloser Treibjagd. Lackierte Stachelkostüme aus Gummi, Schläuchen, Flügeln und Panzern leuchten plakativ bunt und surreal. Silberweiße Walküren scheinen mit Raketensprengköpfen als Streitwagen über die Bühne zu fliegen und machen mit ihrem Ritt La … Continue reading

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Plamen Kartaloff: Opera is a collective art

Interview. We managed to gain the trust of the audience in Japan and of the Japanart Agency, said the director of “Un ballo in maschera” and “Turandot”, prepared for the upcoming tour Compelling operatic passions took place on the biggest … Continue reading

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“Un ballo in maschera” Opens the Opera Season

Whether we can define the 2007-2008 season as symptomatic in the renovation of the National Opera, is too early to say, but the beginning is definitely promising. For the season opening the opera has chosen a title from the rich … Continue reading

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“Rigoletto” – the truth about our time

The Sofia Opera on Its Way to Japan. The Bulgarian Opera Myth. With the new staging of Verdi’s “Rigoletto”, the latest premiere of the National Opera and Ballet for the season that took place on February 18, the theatre will … Continue reading

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“Rigoletto” Brought the Opera Back From the Other World

  The spectacular production is in the spirit of the best known world examples. If only there were enough good singers Our opera is not well in recent years. The change of the director divided the comments of music fans … Continue reading

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“Rigoletto” – One Step Away From the Extravagant

Liveliness, colours and unconventional directorial decisions – that is the impression that the viewer left with after the new premiere of the Sofia Opera, “Rigoletto” by Verdi with producer Plamen Kartaloff. The audience already saw the preview and the premiere … Continue reading

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“Rigoletto” – the New Endeavours of Director Plamen Kartaloff

The new premiere of the National Opera, commissioned and supported morally and materially by the Japanese state, “Rigoletto” by Giuseppe Verdi (libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on Victor Hugo’s drama “Le roi s’amuse”) was entrusted to the already famous … Continue reading

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“Turandot”. A Landmark Production

For more than forty years, this opera has not come down (with small time gaps between a revival, or a new staging!) from the poster of the opera theatre. By 1974, according to the regulation for a 50-year period (Puccini … Continue reading

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The Test of “Turandot”

The staging of Puccini’s famous work, with which the National Opera opened its renewed hall and Plamen Kartaloff inaugurated his second term as director, goes to Japan this autumn. With his last opera “Turandot” Giacomo Puccini wanted to “shaken, to … Continue reading

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The Return of “Lakmé” on the Stage of Sofia

After 82 years the French opera “Lakmé” by Léo Delibes returned to the stage of the Sofia Opera. A tale of love, a vision of the world of exoticism, told by the “gentle blond giant” Delibes, famous also for his … Continue reading

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