Opera Open 2021 starts with the unique premiere of Carmina Burana.

On June 5, 1965, the first open-air opera performance took place in Plovdiv - "Aida" on Bunardzhika Hill (Liberation Hill).

"THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE" turns and 56 years later brings us back to the same date and the same place for the opening of OPERA OPEN 2021 with "CARMINA BURANA" by Carl Orff performed by more than 150 artists on stage. Original video projections will be woven into the scenography of the premiere performance of Opera Plovdiv (photo 2), which revives the tradition of opera performances on the iconic Plovdiv hill!


  • Conductor - Emil Tabakov
  • Choreographer - Boryana Sechanova
  • Conductor of choirs - Dragomir Yosifov
  • Scenography and multimedia - Petko Tanchev
  • Costume designer - Tsvetanka Petkova - Stoynova, Yana Dvoretska
  • Soloists: Plamena Girginova - guest, Ivo Yordanov - guest, Alexander Baranov - guest
  • Orchestra, Choir and Ballet of Plovdiv Opera
  • Choir at the Children's Academy of Opera Plovdiv with conductor Yana Deliradeva

TICKETS at the box office of Opera Plovdiv and at the box office of EVENTIM
IMPORTANT: The standard price of tickets in these sectors will be BGN 30 and 40 after the end of the promotion! Purchased tickets will be valid when using the Premier package discount, which will be announced later in April.

The performance is part of the OPERA OPEN 2021 project of the Legacy programme of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019 and is carried out with the assistance of the Central Region - Plovdiv.

OPERA OPEN 2021: June - August 2021



General partners

EU Japan Fest

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