• 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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    • Vassil Petrov: I am a citizen of the world

      Vassil Petrov: I am a citizen of the world

      The repertoire is drastically different from last year's, as is the list of guest soloists. Nearly 40% of the songs have been changed and the ones that we are bringing back will be performed in new arrangements or by the guest artists. Bruce Johnson, the Mississippi blues singer and actor, will return to the concert, singer Vassil Petrov says in an interview to Europost.

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    • Hear the words, feel the music

      Hear the words, feel the music

      The Third Festival of New Music from Spain and Latin America will be held in Sofia on 11-24 October. The event was organised by Cervantes Institute in cooperation with Jazz Plus Concerts, who promise to present a fresh interpretation of traditional Spanish and Latin-American music, played by first-rate performers famous for their inquisitive spirit.

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    • Akamus to play Baroque music in Sofia

      Akamus to play Baroque music in Sofia

      Berlin Academy of Old Music Akamus ranks among the world's leading chamber orchestras and its name is invariably present in the programmes of the best music venues across the globe. At the invitation of Goethe-Institute Bulgaria, for the first time Sofia is among the cities where Akamus will perform during their international tour.

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    • Brendan Perry: Earth can handle it without man

      Brendan Perry: Earth can handle it without man

      The masses react in crisis situations. This happens when the majority of humanity realises that it is the end of the journey. There is still no reaction, nothing, and we have to change something, musician Brendan Perry says in an interview to Polish journalist Jarek Szubrycht.

       

       

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    • Sofia Opera captivates Japan again

      Sofia Opera captivates Japan again

      Sofia Opera is joining the world's most prestigious opera houses touring Japan, the country with the biggest music market. In October, they will present for the seventh time two of their most popular performances - Turandot by Puccini and Carmen by Bizet.

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    • Angel Zaberski Jr.: Listen to jazz! It doesn't hurt

      Angel Zaberski Jr.: Listen to jazz! It doesn't hurt

      Jazz is not scary music. My idea is to give true-hearted music to the audience. Most people are afraid of jazz, they think it is hard to listen to. I saw how people who do not know this music pull a face hearing it, jazzman Angel Zaberski Jr. says in an interview to Europost.

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