Bulgarian opera and ballet talents are deservedly famed all over the world. Now you have the chance to enjoy their art from the comfort of your home. Due to the increased demands for its shows due to the lockdown, the National Opera and Ballet continues streaming some of its best shows with a special Easter programme.
On 10 April, Friday, at 5 pm, opera diva Kammersängerin Anna Tomowa-Sintow will open the Easter programme of Sofia Opera Pearls Streams with a special video address. It will be followed by streaming of 2019 recording of Carmina Burana ballet by Carl Orff, with choreography by young Italian wonder, Fredy Franzutti. Conducted by Igor Bogdanov.
On 11 April, Saturday, at 5 pm, will be streamed Eugene Onegin opera by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, performed by young artists from Moscow's Conservatory and conducted by Zaurbek Gugkaev. The recording was made in 2016.
On 12 April, Sunday, at 11 am, for the second time due to huge demand will be streamed Don Quixote ballet by Ludwig Minkus. The shows features Bolshoi Theatre stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Ivan Vasiliev. Conducted by Pavel Klinichev from Bolshoi Theatre. The recording was made in 2019.
On 16 April, Thursday, at 4 pm, will be streamed Richard Wagner's Parsifal. International critics have praised the Sofia Opera's show, directed by Plamen Kartalov, for its cathartic effect and high artistic value. Conducted by Constantin Trinks. The recording was made in 2017.
On 17 April, Friday, at 5 pm, will be streamed a 2018 recording of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem, conducted by Giordano Bellincampi.
On 18 April, Saturday, at 5 pm will be streamed Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Giacomo Puccini's Gianni Schicchi. Both shows are directed by Plamen Kartalov.
On Easter, 19 April, at 16 pm, Sofia Opera will stream one of Plamen Kartalov's most epic shows: Modest Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, performed in front of St Alexandr Nevsky Cathedral. Three legendary bass singers take part in this marvel of a show, recorded in 2014: Boris Hristov, Nicolai Ghiaurov and Nicola Ghiuselev. Conductor: Konstantin Chudovski.
On 20 April, Monday, at 5 pm, will be streamed La Dame aux Camélias, with music by Verdi and adapted for ballet by Russian composer Sergei Onsov. Director Boris Spasov, choreography by Iren Scheider.