I have had the fortune of working with great musicians from a very early age, of appearing on international stages, and perhaps that is what has shielded me from vanity, overconfidence and cheap flattery, percussionist Stoyan Yankoulov-Stundzhi says in an interview to Europost.
The story of a poet forced to flee his motherland because of the totalitarian regime, a poet who spent years in a psychiatric facility in Britain, actually reflects 20th century history, writer Martin Reiner says in interview to Europost.
The Sofia History Museum presents the international exhibition Apollonia Pontica: In the Footsteps of Archaeologists. The exhibition tells the story of the ancient city of Apollonia Pontica (modern day Sozopol) and its adjacent territories with its institutions, architecture, everyday life, necropoleis, through archaeological studies going back more than a century. The exhibition is the result of a successful collaboration between Bulgaria and France.
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.
I take great interest in people and I am a very careful observer. This is evident in my books, in the minor details I describe, they draw my attention. When I am writing a book, I penetrate deeply into each character and look at the world through their eyes, writer Carolina Schutti says in an interview to Europost.
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.
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.
More than 50 unique works by renowned ceramic artist of the recent past Yova Raevska have been put on display in The Voice of Clay exhibition, reviving the memory of her talent and remarkable style. Dedicated to the centennial anniversary from the brilliant artist's birthday, the show was opened on 21 November at the National Ethnographic Museum in Sofia.
The 6th Sofia International Literary Festival is set to take place from 11 until 16 December under the slogan “Four countries - one language”. The foreign segment of the programme will be entirely dedicated to German-language literature.
Of all Italian composers, Rossini perhaps has the greatest international appeal, he is embraced worldwide, Francesco Reggiani, Director of Historical Archives at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, says in an interview to Europost.