At a joint press conference, State Opera Plovdiv and “Plovdiv 2019” Foundation announced the summer program of Opera Open 2017 – part of the program of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019. The director of the Plovdiv Opera – Nina Naydenova presented the shows fot this year’s edition, which will take place from 10.06 to 29.07.2017.
Spectators will have the opportunity to see really ambitious and large-scale program that builds up the art standards with each year and contribute to the development of international cultural tourism. The accent in the creative efforts of Opera Plovdiv in 2017 is the realization of international co-productions and the expansion of the festival platform, which is unique in Bulgaria and is open to opera, ballet, operetta, musical and modern dance. Since this year OPERA OPEN has begun to present a selection of concerts of virtuoso instrumentalists. “I am glad that after the restart of the festival in 2014, today Opera Open is naturally part of the program of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019.” – said the artistic director of the Foundation Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva.
A special guest of the press conference was the world-famous opera director Stefano Poda. Together with the team of the Opera, he will put up the production “The Power of Fate” in the Antique Theater – an influential performance that has won the hearts of Italian critics who say goodbye to traditionalism and draw the future interaction between the opera and the audience.