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    • Opera returns to Vienna with hotel 'window concert'

      Opera returns to Vienna with hotel 'window concert'

      Deserted by tourists, a hotel in Vienna gave itself a temporary one-night-only makeover, turning itself into an outdoor concert hall. The guest bedrooms, which have stood empty during the coronavirus lockdown, were transformed into opera boxes for an evening, and the hotel courtyard into a stage to create a rare moment of joy in the city of music on Saturday.

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    • Sofia Opera goes to its fans

      Sofia Opera goes to its fans

      The Sofia Opera and Ballet is continuing its new initiative to stream some of its classics for free. On 15 March the cultural institution's Facebook page launched the online platform SOFIA OPERA PEARLS STREAMS - a series of streams of live recordings of shows from the opera's vast repertoire.

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    • Opera Fest in Bansko marks its 10th anniversary

      Opera Fest in Bansko marks its 10th anniversary

      The opera festival in Bansko will mark its 10th anniversary with an extensive programme targeting fans of classical music. The opening gala of the Opera Fest jubilee edition on 22 August, at 19:00 is trusted to Sofia Philharmonic and children’s music educational project Fortissimo Family which will stage “Vivaldi and the Little Otto”.

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    • 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.

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