Varna Opera and Ballet in October 2013

After an extremely successful summer season (see: More than 19 thousand people attended the open-air performances of Varna Opera Theatre in 2013) for October 2013 Varna Opera Theatre offers another magnificent selection of performances.

The 67th art season starts with the musical Jekyll by John Moore and finished with the Rossini’’s opera The Barber of Seville. If we were in Varna, we wouldn’t miss the opera Madama Butterfly that will be conducted by Mr Grigor Palikarov, on October 23, Wednesday.

Tickets prices vary from BGN 6 to BGN 30. For more options (VIP subscriptions and preferential tickets), you can visit Varna Opera Theatre’s website and particularly the tickets section (the link points to the English version).

Recently Varna Opera and Ballet Theatre announced a new place, where they list their monthly program (Bulgarian only for now). On this wed address one can find a beautiful gallery of all their performances.

Varna Opera and ballet, October 2013

October 16 , Wednesday,
7 p.m.

Main Hall


Musical by John Moore

Conductor: Gancho Ganchev

Director: Kostadin Bandutov

Starring: Children and Aadolescents Varna Opera from the Municipal Children Complex

October 17 , Thursday, 7 p.m.


Opera by Giuseppe Verdi

Conductor: Borislav Ivanov

Director: Kuzman Popov

Starring: Ventseslav Atanasov, Irina jekova, Valeryi Georgiev, Geo Chobanov , Silvia Angelova, Rosen Rangelov, Svilen Nikolov and others.

October 21 , Monday, 6 p.m.

Winnie the Pooh

Musical for children with lyrics and music by Alexander Yosifov

Conductor: Gancho Ganchev

Starring: Children and youth opera of Municipal Children’s Complex

October 23 , Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Madama Butterfly

Varna Opera Theatre - Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly, Image courtesy: Varna Opera Theatre

Opera by Giacomo Puccini

Conductor: Grigor Palikarov

Director: Kuzman Popov

Starring: Linka Stoyanova, Silvia Angelova, Arseniy Arsov, Plamen Dimitrov, Plamen Dolapchiev and others.

October 24 , Thursday, 6 p.m.


Ballet to music by Sergei Prokofiev

Directed by Konstantin Iliev

Choreography by Ekaterina Cheshmedzhieva and Konstantin Iliev

October 28 , Monday, 7 p.m

The Czardas Queen

The Cardas Queen, image: Varna Opera and Ballet

The Cardas Queen, image: Varna Opera and Ballet

Operetta by Imre Kalman

Conductor: Stefan Boyadziev

Director: Vidin Daskalov

Starring: Vyara Zhelezova, Plamen Dolapchiev , Philip Ruzhenova Alexander Mutafchiiski , Antoaneta Marinova Ludmila Petrov, Plamen Georgiev and others.

October 29 , Tuesday, 7 p.m

La Traviata

Opera by Giuseppe Verdi

Conductor: Svetoslav Borisov

Director: Kuzman Popov

Starring: Ilina Mihailova , Valery Georgiev, Petar Nikolov and others.

October 30 , Wednesday, 7 p.m

The Barber of Seville

Opera by Gioachino Rossini

Conductor Svetoslav Borisov

Director: Antonio Petris (Italy)

Starring: Svilen Nikolov, Arseniy Arsov, Ilina Mihailova, Geo Chobanov, Deyan Vachkov, Boyka Vasileva and others.

 Promo tickets available: BGN 5

Tickets can be reserved via phone: + 359 52 665 022 and + 359 52 665 020, as well as via e-mail:,

For more information: (English version available)

Information courtesy of Violetta Toncheva.