Varna Opera Theatre in April

Varna Opera Theatre start their April program with Falstaff

For the 200th anniversary of the great composer Giuseppe Verdi’s birth, Varna State Opera, in partnership with Opera International Foundation, will stage for the first time the opera “Falstaff”.

Varna Opera - Falstaff Scene Set

Falstaff at the Varna Opera Theatre has gathered renowned artists from all over the world: the conductor Stefano Segedoni, the director Giulio Cabatti and the set designer Platon Bardhi and the costume designer Marco Nateri.

In April the famous opera in three acts will be performed twice (April 3, 4) as an inspiring start of the April opera and ballet program.

Find the full list of performances below.

April 3, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

April 4, Thursday, 7 p.m.


Opera by Giuseppe Verdi

Conductor:  Stefano Segedoni (Italy)

Director: Giulio Ciabatti (Italy)

Set designer: Plato Bardi (Italy)

Costume designer: Marco Nateri (Italy)


April 5, Friday, 7 p.m.

X European Music Festival

Berlin Philharmonic String Quintet


April 8, Monday, 7 p.m.


Operetta by Emmerich Kalman
Conductor: Stefan Boyadjiev

Director: Vidin Daskalov
Featuring Vyara Zhelezova, Plamen Dolapchiev, Lilyana Kondova, Alexander Mutafchiyski and


April 9, Tuesday, 6 p.m.

ballet, music by P. I. Tchaikovsky

Choreographer:  Zhelka Tabakova
Costumes and sets:  Genady Ivanov-Gendoni



April 12, Friday, 7 p.m.

XVII Austrian musical week

Symphony concert

Conductor : Svetoslav Borisov


Heinrich Gattermeyer – Bruckner Epitaph;

Max Bruch – Concerto for clarinet, viola and orchestra;

Anton BrucknerSymphony No. 4 “Romantic

April 14, Sunday, 8 p.m.

The difficulties of a foreigner with Bulgarian roots

Performance by Elizabeth Mazev (France)

Director: Francois Berreur (France)

French Cultural Institute – Bulgaria


April 15, Monday, 7 p.m.


MERRY WIDOW (Die lustige Witwe)

Operetta by Franz Lehar
Conductor : Svetoslav Borisov
Director: Mark Krone (Netherlands)

Featuring Lyudmil Petrov, Liliana Kondova, Valery Georgiev, Mihail Mihaylov, Rostislav Bayraktarov, Plamen Georgiev and others.

April 17, Wednesday, 7 p.m.


Opera by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Svetoslav Borisov
Director: Alexander Tekeliev
Starring Ilina Mihaylova Girginova, Valeri Georgiev, Svilen Nikolov and others.


April 18, Thursday, 7 p.m.


Opera by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor: Didier Talpain (France)
Director: Emmanuelle Cordoliani (France)
Cast: Valery Georgiev, Geo Chobanov, Irina Jekova, Silvia Angelova, Svilen Nikolov,  Maria Zhekova, Stilyana Stoyanova.



April 24, Wednesday, 7 p.m.


Conductor: Borislav Ivanov

Director:  Kuzman Popov


April 25, Thursday, 7 p.m.


Opera by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Borislav Ivanov
Director: Kuzman Popov

Starring:  Arseny Arsov, Svilen Nikolov, Plamen Dimitrov, Evgeny Stanimirov, Ina Petrova, Irina Zhekova and others.


April 26, Friday, 7 p.m.

April 27, Saturday, 7 p.m.


musical by John Moore

Conductor: Gancho Ganchev

Director: Kostadin Bandutov

Set Designer: Todor Ignatov

Choreography: Denko Stoyanov

Performance of children and adolescents Varna Opera, from Municipal Children Complex



April 28, Monday, 7 p.m.


Ballet of the National Opera of Varna

Dedicated to the International Day of Ballet


April 30, Tuesday, 7 p.m.


opera by Georges Bizet

Conductor: Grigor Palikarov

Director: Kuzman Popov

Starring:  Elena Chavdarova-Isa, Ivaylo Mihaylov, Plamen Dimitrov, Evgeny Stanimirov, Linka Stoyanova, Svilen Nikolov, Plamen Dolapchiev, Irina Zhekova, Silvia Angelova

Information courtesy: Violeta Toncheva
Featured Photo: Rosen Donev


Tickets prices vary from BGN 10 to BGN 20.
Find more information about the purchase and prices of tickets here.
Varna Opera and Ballet Official webpage