• Writer Vladimir Zarev: Nothing lasts forever

      Writer Vladimir Zarev: Nothing lasts forever

      If the world is not described in words any more, it will continue to exist, but will continue its life in elementary unambiguity and mediocrity. Everything will mean only itself, and human imagination will turn into a sum of instincts, says writer Vladimir Zarev in an interview for BTA.

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    • Bulgarian soprano earns a place in La Scala's academy

      Bulgarian soprano earns a place in La Scala's academy

      Bulgarian soprano Alexandrina Mihailova has outdone in three rounds 430 other candidates to earn a spot among the winners of La Scala's competition for rising opera singers, held in Milan. A jury chaired by the director of the opera theatre, Dominique Meyer, selected 10 young talents to study at La Scala Academy over the next two years. Raina Kabaivanska, whose long and illustrious international career began with La Scala, won that very competition in 1960.

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    • Heated debates on new UNESCO list of World Heritage sites kick off

      Heated debates on new UNESCO list of World Heritage sites kick off

      The world heritage committee of the UN's cultural agency UNESCO starts debating on Friday its list of World Heritage sites, with Australia and Britain furious over looming changes to the status of the Great Barrier Reef and Liverpool city. Nearly 50 new sites could be added to the over 1,100 listed worldwide by UNESCO as World Heritage, during two weeks of online meetings hosted by China, AFP reported. The agenda is particularly heavy after last year's meeting was cancelled because of the Covid pandemic.

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    • Dario di Vietri is guest singer at State Opera Stara Zagora

      Dario di Vietri is guest singer at State Opera Stara Zagora

      On 10 July, Opera at the Stadium will celebrate its fifth birthday with the staging of Aida. With this performance, the Stara Zagora Opera joins the world celebrations of the 150th anniversary since the premiere of this magnificent work by Giuseppe Verdi. The opera will be presented with the special participation of Dario di Vietri in one of his star roles - Radames, which has brought him much success.

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    • Architecture that generates light in dialogue with time

      Architecture that generates light in dialogue with time

      With the opening of an exhibition by architectural photographer Camilla Borghese on 7 July in the Bulgarian capital, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Sofia mark Italian Design Day. The exhibition is entitled Form and Light: The Sign of Architectural Continuity.

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    • Artistic experiment turns Sofia 180°

      Artistic experiment turns Sofia 180°

      The upcoming eighth edition of the 180° festival, one of the most innovative events for contemporary art in Bulgaria, will be held between 24 and 30 July, taking over various locations in Sofia. Following the pandemic-plagued 2020, in which the festival adopted a hybrid - mostly digital - format, this year the platform for contemporary music, dance, theatre and design is making a return to in-person events in its quest to bring together foreign and Bulgarian artists and give them space to exchange creative approaches and innovations in the field of contemporary art.

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    • Italian maestra conducts Sofia Philharmonic

      Italian maestra conducts Sofia Philharmonic

      Italian Maestra Gianna Fratta will conduct the Sofia Philharmonic during a concert on the Summer Stage in Sofia at 8pm on 8 July. The first concert of the national orchestra's summer programme will feature Italian film music by brilliant composers such as Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone. Dedicated to the 100th anniversary from the birth of legendary Italian film director Federico Fellini, the same list of works was performed to great success in November 2020, when Bulgaria Hall turned out to be too small for all the people who wanted to enjoy the soundtracks to classic films such as La Dolce Vita, Amarcord, The Cheetah, 8 1/2, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, etc.

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