Music


    • Mario Hossen: Classical music is a spiritual journey

      Mario Hossen: Classical music is a spiritual journey

      Children do not necessarily have to become professional classical musicians, but the very interaction through the instrument, the opportunity to express their thoughts and emotions not with words but sounds, will enrich their world tremendously, virtuoso violinist Mario Hossen says in an interview to BTA.

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    • Angela Gheorghiu: I want to be original in every role

      Angela Gheorghiu: I want to be original in every role

      Soprano Angela Gheorghiu will stage its first concert in Bulgaria on 25 February. In her 30-year-long career she had shared the stage with many Bulgarian singers including Ghena Dimitrova, Orlin Anastassov, Vesselina Kasarova, etc. Gheorghiu has performed some of the most famous female opera characters such as Mimi, Tosca, Magda, Manon or Madame Butterfly.

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    • Mario Hossen becomes artistic director of Varna Summer Fest

      Mario Hossen becomes artistic director of Varna Summer Fest

      Mario Hossen, a virtuoso violinist with a striking style, has been appointed artistic director of the oldest festival in Bulgaria - Varna Summer International Music Festival. Following the announcement, he told the media that this year's edition will encompass music events stretching from March to December. The organisers' ambition is to attract world-renowned names and promote Varna, and Bulgaria as a whole, as destinations for cultural tourism.

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    • Queen of Verdi conquers Sofia Opera

      Queen of Verdi conquers Sofia Opera

      I have sung at almost all of the big opera theatres around the world. Now I come to Sofia Opera to pay my tribute to the memory of Bulgaria's greatest voices - Gena Dimitrova and Nicolai Ghiaurov, with whom I not only worked together, made friends, but whom I feel as my parents. Every theatre is a temple and now I bow to the glory of the Bulgarian singers, said opera diva Maria Guleghina upon arrival in Sofia where she was to sing in Parsifal by Richard Wagner staged by maestro Plamen Kartaloff and performed on 30 January and 1 February.

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    • 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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