FOR THE FIRST TIME IN BULGARIA!
4 – 6 – 8 – 10 JULY 2017
The newest Wagner production of the Sofia Opera
Conductor CONSTANTIN TRINKS
Director PLAMEN KARTALOFF
Set Design SVEN JONKE
Costumes STANKA VAUDA
Chorus Master VIOLETA DIMITROVA
Musical Training RICHARD TRIMBORN, VELIZAR GENCHEV
“PARSIFAL” – THE PERFORMERS ABOUT THEIR ROLES
KOSTADIN ANDREEV – PARSIFAL
Parsifal is one endlessly exciting character for me, because the music, which develops him, combines in itself from the childish and the naïve through the male and the heroic to the esoteric and the mystical element.
ATANAS MLADENOV – AMFORTAS
Amfortas is a tragic character of the agony and the self-destruction, absorbed in endless sorrow and hard sleepless nights, full of wails for the only and sole end – the one of absolution through death…
PETAR BUCHKOV – TITUREL
I am exceptionally flattered to be included in the next Wagner project of Acad. Kartaloff. For nothing in the world I would miss my participation in “Parsifal”. Even though it appears in only one act, my role is important and well chosen. Through it the plot line finds its worthy final. I am filled with enthusiasm and impatience for the reaction of the audience and the critique!
ANGEL HRISTOV – GURNEMANZ
This role offers everything, about what is dreaming one bass. The values, followed by Gurnemanz and the knights of the Grail are very close to me and are something, to which everyone – Christian or not – should strive.
NIKOLAY PETROV – GURNEMANZ
This is a role, filled with endless vocal and actor’s challenges, which requires maximal mobilization and concentration. I’m beginning with it with the necessary respect and undisguised hope for success.
BISER GEORGIEV – KLINGSOR
Klingsor is the negative character, an image of the destructive power and of the darkness. In Wagner’s mystical and metaphysical dramaturgy the evil is beaten by the pure and immaculate soul of Parsifal. A complex actor’s task, but it’s not alien to me as stylistic, because Alberich from the tetralogy “Der Ring des Nibelungen” was a supreme trial in my career.
GERGANA RUSEKOVA – KUNDRY
I have the chance to be selected by Maestro Kartaloff for the most interesting, mystical and multi-layer role, which I have made until now. It has no analogue in the opera literature. I have a big challenge and a privilege to participate in this project.
RADOSTINA NIKOLAEVA – KUNDRY
Kundry is a big challenge for me – from a vocal point of view, as well as as actor’s recreation. One many-sided, endlessly interesting character, which provokes the developing of extreme emotional human frames of mind and the resources of the singer to the utmost limit. It keeps me in tension and provokes me philosophically.