14 july 2021 The Ballet "Giselle" - On The Stage Of The Open-Air Theatre

Today, Wednesday, July 14, at 8.30 pm on the stage of the Summer Theater - Burgas, the ballet classics "Giselle" will present the new reading of the beautiful love story - directed and directed by Galina Kalcheva, who is also a tutor of the ballet troupe of the State Opera - Burgas. The long-awaited premiere of "Giselle" to the music of Adolf Adam, considered one of the most romantic ballet works, was an event for fans of fine ballet on April 24 this year at the Burgas Opera Hall. The performance was re-presented with success only 20 days after the premiere - again in the Opera Hall. "Giselle" has completely new decor and costumes, impressive with a romantic scope, attention to detail, typical of the era and the messages of the work. The ballet performance, which will delight fans of fine arts on Wednesday, is in the calendar of the Burgas Music Festival "Emil Chakarov", successfully realized for the 14th consecutive year by the State Opera - Burgas and the Municipality of Burgas.

The libretto of the ballet in two acts "Giselle" is by Theophile Gauthier and Vernois de Saint Georges, the choreography - by Jean Coralie, Jules Perrault and Marius Petipa / edited by Leonid Lavrovsky /. The set designer is the famous Bulgarian master set designer Ivan Tokadjiev, Anna-Maria Tokadjieva is an artist of exquisite costumes, the assistant director of the production is Petar Tiholov, tutor of the ballet ensemble - Teodor Tsakov.

The character of the gentle innocent girl Giselle, who has a tragic fate, but through the power of her love manages to save her beloved, even from the world of shadows, will build the young soloist of the ballet troupe Polina Ivanova. For her, this is a debut role. In the premiere performance she was in the image of the queen of the jeep Mirta, and in the roles of Giselle and Albert were Ivanina Ivanova and Emil Yordanov. In tomorrow's performance, as Albert - a prince disguised as an ordinary country boy, the soloist of the ballet troupe Daniel Tichkov / debut / appears on the stage of the Summer Theater. In the image of Mirta, the leader of the Willis will make her debut Yana Berduta, also a soloist of the ballet ensemble of the Burgas Opera. According to Slavic legends, the villi are fairy creatures - spirits of girls who left earthly life before settling down. The young incorruptible creatures did not find peace in the grave, because during their lifetime they did not satisfy their desire to dance. So they come out of their graves at night, gather in groups along the main roads, and wait for passers-by, dragging them into constant dancing until they fall dead from exhaustion. In the role of the forester Hans, hopelessly in love with Giselle, but the beautiful girl, alas, to share his feelings, will be Kiril Filipov. Soloists and an ensemble of the ballet ensemble of the State Opera - Burgas, each of them - an integral part of the overall extravaganza of the romantic work, also take part in the large-scale premiere performance. The role of Bathilda is played by Galina Kalcheva, as the Duke of Burgas will be seen by Svetlan Nikolov, Berta will be Sofia Lovdzhieva, Wilfred - Stefan Tipikov. The attractive Pa de Deux in the first act will be presented by Eleonora Miteva and Teodor Tsakov. Also participating in the production are: Daniela Turtumanova, Anelia Ivanova, Natalie Ivanova, Iva Ovcharova, Sabina Koseva, Raya Chakarova. The ballet extravaganza is attended by students from NUMSI "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”- Burgas and Kapka Children's Ballet Theater and dancers from the Strandzha Folklore Ensemble.

"Giselle is the most romantic ballet of the masterpieces of the classical heritage. It was created by the exceptional masters Jules Perrot, Jacques Coralli, and later - Marius Petipa / as well as various editions, the most successful of which is by Leonid Lavrovsky /. The performance is a pearl for every ballet troupe. We dedicated the premiere of "Giselle" to the ballet troupe of the State Opera - Burgas to all artists who today are very difficult to maintain their form. The artist needs his audience to feel like an "Artist", says Galina Kalcheva, director and director of "Giselle".

Here is what Polina Ivanova shares before her debut as Giselle:

I am very excited. Despite all the obstacles before the premiere of "Giselle", I am infinitely happy that we managed to prepare this beautiful show with the help of the whole team. Each of us gave his best and put his whole heart into it. Magic really happens on stage and I think we succeeded. I wish good luck to all my colleagues! "

Tickets for "Giselle" can be found at the box office of the Opera, at the box office "Clock" / in front of the hotel "Bulgaria" /, as well as in the networks of Grabo and Eventim, in the links to events in the program: https://operabourgas.com/ bg/program in the official website of the State Opera - Burgas, as well as on the site of the Summer Theater before the event.


According to the requirements of the Ministry of Health, the permissible capacity of presence in the Summer Theater is 50%.

For the director and director of "Giselle" Galina Kalcheva:

Prima ballerina of the State Opera - Burgas. Student of the prima ballerina Evgenia Krasteva. Her repertoire includes the roles of Juliet, Giselle, Pahita, Salome, Cinderella, Demna, Constance, Masha, and others. He has toured in France, Austria, Spain, Denmark, Italy, Turkey, Macedonia, and others. She taught classical ballet at NUMSI "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”- Burgas, a teacher at the Children's Ballet School“ Kapka ”. Winner of the "Crystal Lyre" of the Union of Music and Dance, a graduate of the Ministry of Culture for contribution to the development of Bulgarian culture, winner of an award for outstanding contribution to the development of ballet at the Annual Awards for Fashion and Show Business in Burgas. Winner of an award of the Municipality of Burgas on the occasion of the Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture.

For Polina Ivanova, who debuted in the role of "Giselle":

Polina Ivanova began her education at NBU "Mihail Lakatnik" - Burgas.

In the 5th grade, he entered NUMSI "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”with a degree in“ classical dance ”, where he completed his secondary education with a teacher - Nedko Georgiev

He is currently a student at the Academy of Music, Dance, and Fine Arts - Plovdiv (AMTII).

She has toured in the Netherlands.


Anastas Petrov International Competition 2014, Dobrich - special award for the artistry of the Nina Kiradzhieva Foundation;

MC "Anastas Petrov" 2015 Dobrich - Scholarship for participation in the International Summer Ballet Academy Varna 2016;

MC "Sicily Baroque" Modica, Italy - 3rd prize, special prize Martina Civelo;

MC "Sun, friendship, peace", Obzor - winner 1st degree - classical dance, winner 1st degree - characteristic dance

National Chamber Dance Festival 2016 - Haskovo - 1st place - classical dance, 2nd place - contemporary dance;

National competition "Bulgaria dances" 2016 Dimitrovgrad - 2nd place - classical dance, 1st place - contemporary dance;

National Chamber Dance Festival 2017 - Haskovo - 1st place - classical dance, 2nd place - contemporary dance;

International competition MC "Roses of Kazakhstan" 2017, Astana, Kazakhstan - Grand contemporary dance, 1st place - classical dance, 1st place - contemporary dance duet, 1st place - contemporary dance - trio;

MC "Roses of Obzor" 16-30. 07.2018, Obzor - laureate 1st degree - classical dance, laureate 1st degree - contemporary dance - trio;

MC "Roses of Obzor" 13-27. 08.2018, Obzor - winner 1 degree - classical dance;

Chamber Dance Festival 2018 - Haskovo - 1st place - classical dance, 2nd place - contemporary dance;

MC "Roses of Russia" 2018, St. Petersburg, Russia - winner 1st-degree classical dance, winner 1st degree - contemporary dance, winner 1st-degree contemporary dance trio, winner 2nd degree - contemporary dance - duet

Virtual competition "Flying stage" - Grand Prix - classical dance

IBC Sicilia 2019 - 1st prize

MK "Anastas Petrov" 2019 - 3rd prize

Participates in the productions of the State Opera - Burgas: "Sleeping Beauty", "Bayaderka", "Swan Lake", "Cinderella", "The Hazelnut Crusher", "Aida", "Ball in Savoy", "Kiss me, Kate!".

He has been involved in rhythmic gymnastics since the age of four. Until 2017 he is part of the national team. She has taken part in many international, national competitions and the European Championship for girls in 2016.