• Requiem by Verdi in Bulgaria Hall once again

      Requiem by Verdi in Bulgaria Hall once again

      On Holy Thursday, the Sofia Philharmonic traditionally presents one of the world's most moving pieces of music - Requiem by Verdi. On 25 April, the audience in Bulgaria Hall will have the pleasure of hearing the interpretation of Austrian conductor Friedrich Pfeiffer, who has earned European-wide acclaim with his versions of Verdi's works.

    • Soprano Anna Tomowa-Sintow: Don't hurry to gain stardom

      Soprano Anna Tomowa-Sintow: Don't hurry to gain stardom

      Bulgaria has a future, I firmly believe that, says Bulgarian opera singer Anna Tomowa-Sintow, who visited the country at the invitation of maestro Plamen Kartaloff, director of Sofia Opera and Ballet, to help the vocal and interpretation training of the cast of a production of Mozart's opera Don Juan. Many years ago, she promised maestro Herbert von Karajan, with whom she worked for nearly 20 years, she would pass on her experience to the young generation. Since then, she has been giving masterclasses in Bulgaria and other countries. The Sofia Opera opened a photo exhibition this spring dedicated to Tomowa-Sintow and entitled 55 Years on Stage.

    • John Moore wins Photo of the Year at WPP Awards

      John Moore wins Photo of the Year at WPP Awards

      Getty Images photojournalist John Moore's photo is the winner of the prestigious Photo of the Year honor, part of the World Press Photo 2019 Contest, the organisers announced on 11 April. The picture depicts a two-year-old Honduran toddler Yanela Sanchez crying as her mother is searched and detained near the US-Mexico border in June 2018.

    • PhotoFabrika again in Sofia

      PhotoFabrika again in Sofia

      Two photographers of the world's most prestigious photojournalism agency - MAGNUM Cooperative - will come to Sofia to present their exhibitions. Their names are Josef Koudelka and Antoine D'Agata. One of the most impressive photo series by Koudelka, Exiles, is part of the collection of George Pompidou Centre and will be shown in its entirety for the first time outside France. The exhibition will be inaugurated on 7 May at the Sofia City Art Gallery and will be open till 9 June.

    • Darrell Ang and the magic of Beethoven

      Darrell Ang and the magic of Beethoven

      The magic of Beethoven as interpreted by Darrell Ang, the most famous young conductor from Asia, will fill the air in Bulgaria Hall in Sofia on 11 April. Having worked at the dusk of one era and the dawn of another, Ludwig van Beethoven etched his name in history as an absolute genius - a musical pioneer and author of the world's greatest pieces of music, according to numerous rankings. Of his oeuvre, the programme of the upcoming event includes Overture to Fidelio, Piano Concerto No. 5 with soloist Georgi Cherkin, and Symphony No. 6 Pastoral.

    • Jan Fabre's thousand faces

      Jan Fabre's thousand faces

      The exhibition There Is No Escape from Art, by Belgian visual artist Jan Fabre, has been opened at the Sofia Arsenal - Museum of Contemporary Art (SAMCA). In 2008, Fabre became the first living artist to have his own large-scale solo exhibition at the Louvre. His Bulgarian show features selected works: performance/film, drawings, photographs and sculptures, posing questions about the identity of the artist and the meaning of art.