The project will present over 50 young and talented singers in 30 opera shows in Bulgaria, Montenegro and Serbia
Penka Momchilova, BTA
Over 30 opera shows in 12 cities in Bulgaria, Montenegro and Serbia are featured in the Young@Opera project, which is to present over 50 young and talented singers. The two-year project realised by the Operosa Foundation will be launched in December 2017, the organisers announced.
My career path so far has been my big role, with a capital R
Irina Gigova
I have been lucky enough to fulfil my dreams and I continue to work on developing my talents. I have been singing from a very young age and I owe my voice to my genes and God. I even recorded a song a while back.
 
Some 35 young Bulgarian artists from across the world are showcased in an exhibition in Sofia
Penka Momchilova, BTA
An exhibition at the Sofia City Art Gallery entitled Shifting Layers. Young Art at the Museum presents 35 Bulgarian artists, who reside in different parts of the world, travel and constantly expand their horizon. The show was opened on 13 December.
 
V&A opens doors in China
Design Society, the long-awaited museum project developed by China Merchants Shekou and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, opened its doors to the public on 2 December in the Shekou district of Shenzhen, just north of Hong Kong. The $200m initiative, eight years in the making, is ground-breaking on a number of levels.
Lubaina Himid wins 2017 Turner prize
Lubaina Himid is the winner of this year’s Turner prize. Together with the prestigious accolade, the artist based in Preston, UK will receive £25,000, money which she will spend on commissioning other artists and, perhaps, “the odd pair of shoes”.
Musicians play with 20 hands in Sarajevo
Some 18 Bosnian students and their two music teachers managed to play a tune on just one piano to set a new feat for the Guinness World Records, AFP reports.
Christmas book fair
The Sofia International Book Fair brought together over 200 national and foreign publishers and thousands of books at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia.
Swedish film wins European Oscars
Swedish satire The Square by director Ruben Ostlund has won the European Film Academy’s (EFA) biggest honour, scooping the award for Best European film. The 30th European Film Awards were given out at a ceremony in Berlin, which was dominated by The Square, which also claimed the best actor accolade for Claes Bang.
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