OPERA IN THE SUMMER THEATRE 2018

ninth edition

20/06-23/08

 

Theatre&Music Production Centre

State Opera Varna

International Music Festival Varna Summer

 

21.00 Summer Theatre – Varna


 

07.08  LA GIOCONDA

opera by Amilcare Ponchielli

09.08  SWAN LAKE

ballet by P. I. Tchaikovsky

14.08  DIE CSÁRDÁSFÜRSTIN

operetta by Emmerich Kálmán

17.08   SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN!

musical to music by Nacio H. Brown and Arthur Freed

20.08  LA TRAVIATA

opera by Giuseppe Verdi

21.08  ZORRO

musical to music by Nacio H. Brown and Arthur Freed

23.08  OPERA GALA

concert-spectacle

 


 

 

 

 

Daniela Dimova – Director of Theatre & Music Production Centre Varna

 

For the ninth time the unique Summer Theatre in Varna will welcome special events of the opera, operetta, ballet and musical.

The State Opera Varna has diligently been preparing during the whole musical season to present to its numerous audience a variety of genres, styles, staging teams and performers with worldwide careers. Six premieres stand out among them.

The musical Singin’ in the Rain! is presented for the first time in Bulgaria, and the musical Zorro and the operas Cinderella and La Gioconda – for the first time in Varna.

Our fifth premiere, Der Fliegende Holländer, has been accomplished together with our friends from the National Opera in Belgrade.  

For the operetta fans we have prepared a remake of the impressive production of the unforgettable Vidin Daskalov Die Csárdásfürstinof 1996. 

An unforgettable summer is before us, in which the emotions and inspiration will help us to enjoy beauty, mastership and harmony. Good luck to all the participants and our loyal audience!  

 

 

 

 

 


 

PRICES: 

 

Categories /prices in leva/

SINGLE EVENT

COLLECTION TOTAL●

COLLECTION CLASSICAL  

COLLECTION MUSICAL

Economical

15

88

72

20

Third

20

110

90

30

Second

30

165

135

40

First

40

220

180

60

Special with catering for 10 leva

50

330

240

80

Special extra with catering for 25 leva

70

440

300

100

VIP with catering for 35 leva

100

550

440

130

 

TICKETS: Square “Nezavisimost” 1: Monday – Friday 9:00-13:30 and 14:30-20:00; Saturday 10:00–13:30 and 14:30-20:00; Sunday 11:00-16:00, tel: 052 665 022,

Festival and Congress Centre: every day from 10:00 to 21:00 /closed 14:00-14:30 and 16:30-17:00/ tel: 052 685 214,   Summer Theatre: every day: 10:00-13.00 and 14:00-18:30 tel. 052 612 803

BOOKINGS: tel: 052 665 020

ONLINE:  http://bgbileti.com/  http:// eventim.bg/  http://ticketsbg.com/  www.epaygo.bg

 

 

 


 

 

09.08 

International Music Festival Varna Summer

SWAN LAKE  

ballet in four acts by Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky

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Choreography Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov

Edition Sergei Bobrov

Costumes and Scenography Asya Stoimenova

Conductor Martin Georgiev

 

Orchestra and Ballet of the State Opera Varna and soloists from the State Theatre for Opera and Ballet in Krasnoyarsk.

 

The brilliant history of the most loved ballet spectacle in the world began in 1895 on the stage of the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg. The innovative choreographic edition by Lev Ivanov recreated not only the movements of real birds, but it also expressed strong emotions like love, fear, pain and anxiety, the spectacle reached a new psychological depth. In his turn Marius Petipa staged the waltz, mazurka and the rest of the dances for the scene in the palace. Sergei Bobrov is chief artistic director of the State Theatre for Opera and Ballet in Krasnoyarsk and of the Varna ballet troupe. In his edition he introduces new elements which are related to the modern tendencies of classical dance.

 

Duration 2 hours, with one interval.  

 


 

 

14.08

Remake of the 1996 Vidin Daskalov Spectacle

DIE CSÁRDÁSFÜRSTIN

operetta in three acts by Imre Kalman, libretto by  Istvan Bekeffi and Dezso Keller

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Conductor Tsvetan Krumov

Staging Vidin Daskalov

Director Aleksandar Mutafchiyski

Artists MariyaTrendafilova, Asya Stoimenova

Choreography Kalina Bogoeva, remake Gergana Karaivanova  

 

VEYLERSHEIM – Vladislav Vladimirov
CECILIA – Boyka Vasileva
EDWIN –  Emil Pavlov
STASI – Mariya Pavlova
BONI – Aleksandar Mutafchiyski
SYLVA – Ilina Mihaylova
ROHNSDORFF – Zakar Gostanyan
FERI – Lyudmil Petrov
NOTARY KIS – Anatoli Romanov  
MISKA – Plamen Georgiev  

 

The work of Imre Kalman is among the preferred titles in Varna.  As early as 1923, only several years after its premiere, Aleksandar Naumov, Bandmaster of the Navy Brass Orchestra, and the music teacher Krum Mumdzhiev staged with the participation of amateurs the first production of the operetta. In 1957, under the conductorship of Emil Glavanakov, director Bohos Efeyan and artist Mariana Popova, the first production of Die Csárdásfürstin was accomplished by the professional Varna opera troupe. Since then the title is invariably part of the repertoire of State Opera Varna. The star of the National Music Theatre and director Aleksandar Mutafchiyski, born in Varna and loved by the Varna audience, is considered by the music critics as a praiseworthy successor of the unforgettable Vidin Daskalov (1929 – 2001), who realized the most successful production of  Die Csárdásfürstin in 1996.

 

Duration 2:30 hours, with one interval. Performed in Bulgarian with titles in English and German.

 


17.08

International Music Festival Varna Summer

Premiere for Bulgaria       

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN!

musical

Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green

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Songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc.
Music published by EMI, all rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
(Original Movie Choreography by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen)
Produced by Arrangement With Maurice Rosenfield, Lois F. Rosenfield and Cindy Pritzker, Inc.
Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)

With the special participation of Orlin Goranov and

Marian Bachev       

 

Staging Boris Pankin

Conductor Stratsimir Pavlov

Choreography Boryana Sechanova, Mariana Krancheva

Scenography Ivan Tokadzhiev

Costumes Anna-Maria Tokadzhievea

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The greatest film-musical of all times!

At the basis of the musical is the film comedy, directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanly Donen, with the participation of Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. The film, produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, presents Hollywood at the end of 1920s, when the era of the silent films is at its end. Today it has the status of a legend, topping the list of the American Film Institute of the Greatest Movie Comedies and ranks as the fifth-greatest American picture of all time. Singing in the Rain in its stage version, created by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green, who also created the screenplay and are Oscar-winners, is equal to the standard of the film original with the great advantage that it happens live.

Duration two hours, with one interval. Performed in Bulgarian with titles in English.

 


 

 

 

 

21.08

International Music Festival Varna Summer

Premiere for Varna

ZORRO

musical

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Book and Lyrics Stephen Clark

Music The Gipsy Kings

Original Story Stephen Clark and Helen Edmundson

Co-Composer and Adaptor John Cameron

Executive Producers: John Gerz, Adam Kenwright and Isabel Allende

Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)

 

Staging Petko Bonev
Conductor Stratsimir Pavlov
Choreography Stanislava Tomova
Stage fight Nikolay Derivolkov
Scenography and Costumes Asya Stoimenova
3D Мapping Polina Gerasimova
Translation Lilia Boneva

 

In the leading roles:

DIEGO DE LA VEGA (ZORRO) – VelinMihaylov, NeychoPetrov, NikolayDimitrov

LUISA PULIDO – IlinaMihaylova, MariyaPavlova, SofiaRuhova-Lulcheva

RAMON – KaloyanLulchev

INEZ – LiliyaIlieva, AntoanelaPetrova, KalinaZhekova

 

This legendary story about the fight of good against evil was an enduring inspiration for Gipsy Kings, the additional orchestrations, compositions and arrangements of John Cameron and the text of Stephen Clark, based on the famous novel of Isabel Allende El Zorro: Comienza la leyenda. The musical recreates the dramatic tale about the romantic hero Zorro in extraordinary singing and acting embodiments, spectacular fights with swords and incredible stunts – all this wrapped in the authentic colors of the traditional flamenco.

 

Duration 2 hours, with one interval. Performed in English with titles in Bulgarian.

 


 

 

20.08

La traviata

opera in three acts, 4 scenes by Giuseppe Verdi

libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils La Dame aux Camelias

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Conductor Paolo Olmi

Director, Scenographer and Costume Designer Kuzman Popov

Choirmaster Tsvetan Krumov

Ballet-master Zhelka Tabakova

 

In the leading role:

VIOLETTA – Ilina Mihaylova  
ALFREDO GERMONT –  Ivan Momirov
GIORGIO GERMONT – Plamen Dimitrov “The story of Violetta Valery is true to the reality of the historical time when it happens, rising to the tragic ballad of the tragic love. Marie Duplessis, Marguerite Gautier, Giuseppina Strepponi or Violetta Valery – does it matter which of them? – the story is about the one who calls herself “traviata’, i.e. the derailed, astray the right path, but who cherishes deep in her heart ‘a tender longing for happiness’. The story is about a night moth, marked by death, who in the noisy ecstasy of conquered Paris is dreaming of true love, aware that this is ‘Insanity!’ And… chooses insanity! Paradox…” Kuzman Popov – director

 

Duration 2:45 hours, with one interval. Performed in Italian with titles in Bulgarian and English.

 


 

 

23.08

OPERA GALA

concert-spectacle

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Conductors Borislav Ivanov  

With the special participation of Fabio Armiliato  

Director Kuzman Popov

Orchestra, Choir and Ballet of State Opera Varna

 

Fabio Armiliato is one of the leading tenors on the international music stage. Critics and audiences highly assess his voice in the upper register, his musicality and artistic achievements.  He was born in Genoa, where he graduated from the Niccolo Paganini Conservatory. He has participated in productions of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, La Scalla in Milan, the Paris Opera, the Wiener Staatsoper and others. He is especially impressive when performing the roles of Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca. Fabio Armiliato is also one of leading actors in the Woody Alan film To Rome with Love.

 

Duration 2 hours with one interval.

 

 

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