• World's best violist to play in Sofia

      World's best violist to play in Sofia

      On 18 December, the best violist of our times Tabea Zimmermann will play the Concerto for viola and orchestra by William Walton under the baton of Alexander Zemtsov in the Bulgaria Hall in Sofia. The programme includes fragments of the first and second suites from Romeo and Juliette by Sergey Prokofiev as well as the most popular symphony by Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.4.

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    • Two stars shine in Traviata

      Two stars shine in Traviata

      Music critics generally describe La Traviata as Verdi's most daring opera. It would explain why at the time of its premiere the censorship demanded that the story be set in the previous century so that its contemporaries' sensibilities are protected. In reality, the composer unmasks the prejudice of his own society and time. La Traviata was first performed on 6 March 1853 in Gran Teatro La Fenice, Venice.

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    • Lucy Diakovska: I am a servant of the audience

      Lucy Diakovska: I am a servant of the audience

      I studied math and physics in school and as someone who has been steeped in exact science I cannot believe in the idea of one celestial being. But there has to be something. And music, when it is played right, is a perfect evidence for how big our world is, this galaxy contained by matter, singer Lucy Diakovska says in an interview to Europost.

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    • Love and power on stage at Sofia Opera

      Love and power on stage at Sofia Opera

      Verdi's opera Simon Boccanegra, a story of love and power, will never lose its relevance. That is why its staging at the Sofia Opera is not a reference to a particular epoch, said Arabella Tanase, art director of Romania's Craiova Opera House at a press conference on the occasion of the forthcoming premier. She equated the scenography to “the spiral of time” and added that the visions of the director and the costume designer also fit into this concept.

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    • Ara Malikian: Violin is my whole life

      Ara Malikian: Violin is my whole life

      I imagine people call me “the crazy violinist” because the image of a normal violinist is this very serious, rigid and arrogant person, and I am not like that. I am just the way I am. Also, when I play, I like to be inspired and it shows in my stage presence. I love the nickname and I think it is nice to be crazy, although I do not think I actually am. If people want to think I am a crazy violinist, I am happy to act like it, says violinist Ara Malikian in an interview to Europost.

       

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