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 the Union of Bulgarian Musicians and Dancers and the Classic FM Radio. The ceremony of the bestowing of the annual awards in 15 categories, 2 special and 2 extra insignia of honour, took place at the State Music Theatre “Stefan Makedonski” on the Day of the National Revival Leaders.
The crystal statuette in the category “Production team” was bestowed to the Director and Set Designer Plamen Kartaloff by Thomas Dayan, Assistant General Secretary of the International Federation of Musicians. He congratulated the team of Sofia Opera and Ballet with its great achievement – the spectacle of “Boris Godunov” in the open air. “Without my colleagues, without my artists, without the five basses and all the rest, who have believed in the miracle, we wouldn’t have how to immerse ourselves in this magic”, marked Acad. Kartaloff. He shared that today, when he passes by the St. Alexander Nevsky Square, to him himself is difficult to believe that the production happened for only 3 weeks.
The awarded production team of Sofia Opera and Ballet has the following members: Direction and Set Design Plamen Kartaloff, Conductors Konstantin Chudovsky and Boris Spasov, Stage Manager Vera Beleva, Chorus Master Violeta Dimitrova, Chorus Master of the Children’s Choir Tanya Lazarova, Costumes Marta Mironska and Stanka Vauda.
This is the second recognition for “Boris Godunov” after the Sofia Award in the category “Music”, which was bestowed for direction to Plamen Kartaloff in September at the Awards of Sofia Municipality of this year for pronounced achievements in the field of culture.
The premier-soloist of Sofia Opera and Ballet Emil Yordanov is the winner of this year in category “Ballet art” for the roles of Basilio in the ballet “Don Quixote” by Ludwig Minkus and of Prince Siegfried in the ballet “Swan Lake” by Tchaikovsky in Season 2013/2014. The award was bestowed by the prima ballerina Vesa Tonova.