Sofia Opera Theatre September 2012

The new season of Sofia Opera and Ballet 2012/2013 includes several promising premiers as well as other magnificent performances. One of them will take place in September, together with a guest performance of the Varna Opera Theatre.

Talented Bulgarian opera singers will charm the audience at the end of September with two different performances: “Don Carlos” (September 21, 2012) and “The Golden apple” (September 28, 29, 30) .
DON CARLOS (September 23, 2012)
Sofia Opera Theatre launches its new season with an opera by Giuseppe Verdi. A wonderful performance of young opera singers, making their debut on the stage, conducted by Svetoslav Borisov. Starring in the five-act opera by Verdi are:

Dimitrinka Raycheva (as Queen Elizabeth Valois)
Evgeniy Stanimirov (as King Philip II)
Angel Hristov (as Grand Inquisitor)
Svilen Nikolov (as Marquis of Posa)
Philipa Ruzhenova ( Tebaldo)

Participating in the opera are also the renowed soloists Daniel Damyanov Dimitar Stanchev, Olga Mikhailova, Dinova, Diana Vassileva and also the  orchestra and the chorus of Sofia Opera Theatre.

THE GOLDEN APPLE (September 28, 29, 30,  2012)

The official opening of Sofia Opera and Ballet Theatre will be held on September 28th, with the premiere of the children’s opera “THE GOLDEN APPLE”, opera written by the famous Bulgarian composer Parashkev Hadjiev (fin out more about his biography here). With this performance Sofia Opera Theatre celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of the talented Bulgarian composer. It is not only intended for young opera lovers bu for all kind of audience keen on Bulgarian creativity.

The opera was written back in 1972, and today it will be shown, directed by  Yilia Krasteva, conducted by Boris Spasov and with the participation of the the singers:  Nikolay Pavlov, Krasimir Donev, Atanas Mladenov, Nikolay Bachev, Silvana Pravcheva, Sylvia Teneva, Dimitar Stanchev, Ivanka Ninova and others.

Useful Information

Website of the Opera

Tickets can be purchased at the box office of Sofia Opera and Ballet (1 Vrabcha Str., phone: 02/987 13 66 02/981 15 49) or online from their special tickets section here