MUSIC STAGE - Varna, SEPTEMBER, 2015

 

 

 

The warm Varna autumn offers great opportunities of having meaningful encounters with talented performers in the genres of the opera, operetta, musical and ballet.  

Some of the spectacles were presented for the first time at the Opera at the Summer Theater.  

Now, in the hall of the Main Stage, they will be shown and perceived in a new way, allowing the audience to feel much more directly the mastery inspired by the performers’ talents.

 

 

Die Csárdásfürstin – a new production by Nikolay Aprilov

15 September, Tuesday, 19.00, Main Stage

 

DIE CSARDASFURSTIN

an operetta by Imre Kalman

Conductor ATANAS VARADINOV

Staging and Directing NIKOLAY APRILOV

Artists RADINA BLIZNAKOVA and LILIYA BABUNOVA

Choreography TATYANA YANEVA and IVO ADOV

 

Performers: VLADISLAV VLADIMIROV, BOYKA VASILEVA, BORIS LUKOV, LILYANA KONDOVA, VESELIN VACHEV, OLGA MIHAYLOVA-DINOVA, ZAKAR GOSTANYAN, LYUDMIL PETROV, PETAR PETROV, PLAMEN GEORGIEV

Famous and loved director Nikolay Aprilov, after the incredible success of Bulgarians of Olden Times, has prepared an original version of the most popular operetta with Olga Mihaylova-Dinova in the role of Sylva.  “Nikolay Aprilov offers a very different, theatrically accentuated reading of the well-known title. During the rehearsal process he required from us full commitment and continuously created new challenges, mostly aesthetic ones. Emphasizing plasticity, detail, readiness for improvisation, he encouraged us to build in-depth bright characters,” says she. For Boris Lukov (Edwin), one of “The Unique Voices” trio, the participation in Die Csardasfurstin is a debut. In his opinion, unlike the opera, the operetta gives more opportunities for expression and more freedom. Veselin Vachev, also one of “The Unique Voices” trio, who played Boni before and knows the role well, said it was now that he had thoroughly comprehended the character.  Actually, it is Boni who is the real engine of the action - he is the one to entangle and finally disentangle the intrigue, and has to dance quite a lot as well. In Lilyana Kondova’s opinion, Stasi is rather strange, frequently changing her moods – at one moment romantic and carefree, at another sad.  She believes in love at first sight and confides that she likes this naivety and finds it charming.  

 

The Barber of Seville – the best by virtuoso Rossini and free-thinker Beaumarchais

17 September, Thursday, 19.00

 

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE  

an opera by Gioachino Rossini

Conductor SVETOSLAV BORISOV

Director ANTONIO PETRIS (Italy)

Scenography and Costumes SALVATORE RUSSO (Italy)

Choreography GIUSEPPE PARENTE (Italy)

Choirmaster STEFAN BOYADZHIEV

 

Performers: ARSENIY ARSOV, GEO CHOBANOV, IRINA ZHEKOVA, SVILEN NIKOLOV, EVGENIY STANIMIROV, STOYAN FINDZHIKOV, BOYKA VASILEVA, ROSEN RANGELOV

 

This comic opera has a permanent place in the repertoires of most of the opera theatres in the world. The Varna production is the work of a team from the native land of Rossini – Italy. The spectacle has a lot of freshness, original costumes, and pantomime-plastic decisions, complementing the vigorous music by Rossini.  

 

Carmen Dance - the whirlpool of love and the impulses of freedom, expressed in music and dance

18 September, Friday, 19.00

 

CarmenDance

an opera-ballet spectacle to music by Georges Bizet

Staging SERGEY BOBROV – Honored Artist of Russia

Conductor SVETOSLAV BORISOV

Director of Opera Scenes KUZMAN POPOV

Choirmaster STEFAN BOYADZHIEV

 

Ballet soloists: EVGENIYA MINKOVA, PAVEL KIRCHEV, RUMEN STEFANOV, ILIYANA SLAVOVA, MARTIN CHIKALOV, RENETA MIHAYLOVA, NIKOLAY DIMITROV

 

CarmenDance is a beautifully emotional production of the Ballet Master in Chief of the Varna State Opera and Honored Artist of Russia Servey Bobrov, assisted by Olesya Aldonina and Demid Zikov. The ballet artists and the orchestra, choir and soloists of the Varna State Opera under the baton of Chief Conductor Svetoslav Borisov and opera scenes directed by Kuzman Popov   leave a miraculous impression. The characters in the romantic drama are played by Vyara Zhelezova - Carmen, Valeriy Georgiev – Don Jose, Deyan Vachkov – Escamillo, Ilina Mihaylova – Micaela.  

 

 

Rigoletto – the drama of the comedian

24 September, Thursday, 19.00

 

RIGOLETTO

an opera by Giuseppe Verdi

Conductor BORISLAV IVANOV

Director KUZMAN POPOV

Artist MARIYA DIMANOVA

Choirmaster STEFAN BOYADZHIEV

 

Performers: ARSENIY ARSOV, PLAMEN DIMITROV, IRINA ZHEKOVA, EVGENIY STANIMIROV, SILVIYA ANGELOVA, VYARA ZHELEZOVA, GEO CHOBANOV, SVILEN NIKOLOV, STOYAN FINDZHIKOV, LYUDMIL PETROV, BLAGOVESTA STATEVA, YORDAN KOTSEV, KRASIMIRA MITEVA

 

This is yet another traditional title in the repertoire of the Varna State Opera, in which the immortal music of Giuseppe Verdi was inspired by Victor Hugo’s play The King Amuses Himself.  The main character’s drama is presented with mastery by the leading soloists of the Varna State opera.

 

Operetta Gala – an impressive cocktailof bright melodies and temperamental dance performances

25 September, Friday, 19.00

 

OPERETTA GALA      

Symphony orchestra, choir and ballet of the Varna State Opera

Conductor GANCHO GANCHEV

Director KUZMAN POPOV

 

Soloists: OLGA MIHAYLOVA-DINOVA, DANIELA DIMOVA, PENYO PIROZOV, PLAMEN DIMITROV, LILYANA KONDOVA, SILVIYA ANGELOVA

 

The spectacle is focused on the best of the operetta classical works which are presented enthrallingly with the special guest-performance of Penyo Pirozov from “Stefan Makedonski” National Music Theater.

 

 

The Wizard of Oz – the power of hope  

28 September, Monday, 18.00

 

THE WIZARD OF OZ

a musical by Harold Arlen

Conductor GANCHO GANCHEV

Director KOSTADIN BANDUTOV

Choirmaster and Rehearsal Pianist MIGLENA SHISHEVA

Scenographer TODOR IGNATOV

Choreographer KONSTANTIN ILIEV

Ballet Master BISTRA BACHVAROVA

Theater Pedagogue PETYA PETKOVA

Vocal Pedagogue GALINA STANISHEVA

 

The popular musical dedicated to hope and friendship is presented by the troupe of the Varna Youth Opera, whose chief artistic director is Gancho Ganchev.

 

Giselle – classical choreography in the latest production of Sergey Bobrov  

29 September, Tuesday, 19.00

 

 

 

GISELLE  

a ballet to music by Adolphe Adam

Staging and Choreography SERGEY BOBROV – Honored Artist of Russia

Conductor VILIANA VALCHEVA

Assistant Choreographers OLESYA ALDONINAand DEMID ZIKOV

Artistic Director of the ballet EKATERINA CHESHMEDZHIEVA

 

Soloists: ILIYANA SLAVOVA, PAVEL KIRCHEV, YURIKA AOKI, MARTIN CHIKALOV, DANIEL OBRESHKOV, GALINA VELCHEVA, EVGENIYA MINKOVA, RUMEN STEFANOV, LILYANA GEORGIEVA, GERGANA GEORGIEVA

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the successful summer premiere spectacles, the classical ballet will be presented again with the participation of the orchestra of the Varna State Opera live, conducted by Viliana Valcheva.  The production is the idea and realization of Sergey Bobrov – Honored Artist of Russia, Ballet Master in Chief of the Varna State Opera.