Monday, 09 October 2017

the great Maestro, friend and co-creator of one of the most audacious, courageous and successful artistic projects of the Sofia Opera – Wagner’s tetralogy “Der Ring des Nibelungen”, “Tristan und Isolde” and “Parsifal”.

THEY CAME TRUE FOR THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL STAGE, thanks to his confidence personally in me, in all of us, in the Bulgarian opera singers, orchestra and chorus. The Bulgarian singing talent with the selected young opera artists, who I carefully chose and proposed to him for the preparation and the realization of the work in the years, received his approval, and he gave him the crucial chance to master the style, to adopt the taste and the vocal culture in a new thinking and artistic mentality. We created a new generation of artists for the national and the world opera stage.

We worked together at the Sofia Opera since 2009 until his last breath at the University Hospital in Munich, on Friday, 6.10 this year. On this very day in Moscow, I signed a contract with the Director of Bolshoi Theatre to present the Bulgarian “Ring” on one of the most prestigious world historical stages.

On this day, I would like to believe that my friend went away happy from life and from the world of the great operatic art and that he was convinced that his deed and work of interpreter for high national and international pilotage was crowned by the newly created by him BULGARIAN WAGNER SINGERS.

You will stay forever in our hearts, unique and unforgettable for us, loved by artists and audience, our dear friend and teacher!

Your divine messages of musician and wise man, and your philosophic lessons in the profession we shall keep as a sacred legacy!

Forever Yours, all of the over fifty Bulgarian opera artists, who worked with you: Orchestra of the Sofia Opera, Chorus of the Sofia Opera, Ballet of the Sofia Opera, technical services and administration of the Sofia Opera, Audience of our spectacles, and I, to whom will miss at most your stimulus, confidence and love to the profession, Yours Plamen Kartaloff.

Sofia, 8.10.2017

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