Sofia Opera & Ballet 2023 Review: Götterdämmerung

(Photo: Sofia Opera & Ballet) Having successfully staged strong productions of “Das Rheingold” and “Die Walküre,” followed by a slightly less convincing presentation of “Siegfried,” Sofia Opera & Ballet concluded its new production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle with a splendid performance of “Götterdämmerung.” Not only was it musically, dramatically and visually gripping, but it also successfully brought together the threads {…}

Sofia Opera Celebrates 130th Anniversary During Opening Night

The Sofia Opera and Ballet opened the 2020-21 season on Oct. 9 with the Bulgarian opera “Yana’s Nine Brothers” by Lyubomir Pipkov.  The opening celebrated the 130th anniversary of the Sofia Opera and featured soloists Lilia Mihaylova, Svetozar Rangelov, Gergana Rusekova, Hrisimir Damyanov, Rumyana Petrova, Biser Georgiev, and Krasimir Dinev.  During opening night Prof. Plamen Kartaloff, a member of the Academy {…}