Archives / 22 June 2018

  • New Michael Jackson musical in the making

    New Michael Jackson musical in the making

    The life of Michael Jackson will be told in a musical that will be written by Lynn Nottage and is being co-produced by the late King of Pop's estate. The as yet untitled show is expected to arrive on Broadway in New York in 2020. Nottage, a professor in the theatre department of Columbia University, is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

  • Emil Tabakov conducts Symphony of a Thousand

    Emil Tabakov conducts Symphony of a Thousand

    More than 400 musicians from six different ensembles will share the stage of Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia on 27 June in a performance of one of the greatest classical pieces of all time - Symphony No. 8 by Gustav Mahler. It was written for large casts including an orchestra, a chorus and soloists, which is why it is often referred to as the Symphony of a Thousand.

  • South Bulgaria's Black Sea heart

    South Bulgaria's Black Sea heart

    Surrounded by three lakes and the Black Sea, Burgas has rightful ownership of the name “coastal capital of South Bulgaria”. Even though the area was first populated during the pre-historic times, solid evidence of the existence of a settlement situated in the heart of the modern city dates back only to the period of the Ottoman occupation. It is believed that the name of the city is derived from the Latin word for tower “burgus”, often used in its Greek version “pyrgos”. The latter is the name used by the Byzantine poet Manuel Philes (14th century) to refer to the city.

  • Photographer of luminaries

    Photographer of luminaries

    The 5th edition of the Fotofabrika festival will be closed with the exhibition of Felix Nadar, world-known French photographer of the turn of the century period. The exhibition was organised in cooperation with the French Institute in Bulgaria and the National Art Gallery - The Palace in Sofia and staged by Jeu de Paume museum, Mediathek for Architecture and Cultural Heritage, and France's Ministry of Culture.