Opera Open (8 June - 30 August 2019)
OPERA OPEN, Plovdiv State Opera's multi-genre platform, welcomed, on the stage of the Ancient Theatre in Plovdiv, leading soloists of the largest opera and ballet companies. Over the past five years names such as Paata Burchuladze, Hui He, Ana Lucrecia Garcia, Elisabet Strid, Donata D'Annunzio Lombardi, Alberto Gazale, Christian Benedict, Lala Leigh, performers from the Vienna Volksoper and the Budapest Opera, prima ballet dancers from the Bolshoi Theatre and many others have starred in more than 45 shows seen by over 70,000 people as part of the programme of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019. During the special 2019 year the Opera Open programme will feature names of world famous performers.
Opera Open 2019 (8 June - 30 August 2019)
The highlights in Opera Open 2019 programme are the premiere of 'Orpheus', directed by the leading Italian director Stefano Poda, as well as 'La Forza Del Destino' – a large-scale co-production with Teatro Regio di Parma – a Verdi festival, and the ballet performance with stars of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.The festival will feature world-famous opera performers and conductors from Europe, the USA and Asia, as well as Bulgarian singers and musicians with established international careers. An ancillary LIGHT programme is currently in preparation which will present concerts, singing shows, and a sequel, in August and September, to 'NA BIS' ('ENCORE'), which will feature the festival's best moments. 'NA BIS' will take place at the Ancient Theatre in Plovdiv. Opera Open will continue in August 2019 with a repeat of the summer premieres - 'Orpheus' and 'Rigoletto', as well as an International Ballet Gala with fragments of popular ballet works. As traditionally Opera Open will conclude with Verdi's 'Aida' with the participation of soloists from Arena di Verona.
Tickets for OPERA OPEN 2019 on sale at EVENTIM ticket offices and online at eventim.bg.