25 august 2021 Baroque Concert "Journey In Time" On Saturday At "Florata"

The first of a series of concert events that present the most characteristic historical time, transformed into the art of music, is "Time Travel" - on August 28 at 20.30 in the garden of the Exhibition Center "Flora" - Burgas. The event is part of the summer music program of the Burgas Opera "Flora Party - the last of the season. The other three concerts of the program at the Expo Center "Flora" - "Music Of The Night", with works from famous American musicals, "Favorite Russian Romances" and "Toast" passed with great success and a large audience. The premiere of the concert "Time Travel" was on May 16 this year in the Opera Hall and the general feedback was that it is a sophisticated interpretation of Baroque music, which, presented in a professional and inspiring way, can be not only exciting but also thought-provoking and spiritual catharsis. In May, Mira Iskarova was at the piano.
On Saturday / August 28 / the two opera singers - Maria Tsvetkova-Madzharova, Nona Krasnikova and the pianist Iliana Todorova tell about the intriguing project:
"The audience will be translated through different eras and genres of classical music as part of a series of concerts" Time Travel ". On August 28 we will move to the XVII and XVIII centuries, Baroque, after the Renaissance - French (baroque), Italian (Barocco), means an irregular pearl or a fake gem. Splendor, overcrowding, the noisy abundance of details, but also melodies that touch the senses, stories about empresses and kings, affairs and intrigues, depicted in music by Handel, Rameau, Vivaldi, Purcell. Two sopranos, piano, duets, and arias (less), in which you will recognize famous motifs from favorite movies. This sound magic will be accompanied by a walk through the Louvre, the Hermitage, Petra, and the Pyramids, in the form of multimedia. The vision of the project is taken care of by the artist Diana Avelova - a young artist who studies fine arts and costume not anywhere, but at the Academy of Performing Arts in Paris.
The choreography of the concert performance is by Patricia Soares. She is from Lisbon, Portugal, she studied classical dance in Lisbon and Madrid. She has worked as a ballerina at the State Opera - Stara Zagora, and since 2019 she has been working at the State Opera - Burgas. Her repertoire includes: "Don Quixote", "Swan Lake", "Giselle", "Sleeping Beauty", "The Hazelnut Crusher" and others. Only music has the power to take us for a second, wherever we want, come with us on a journey in the Baroque era, we will find a lot of beauty!
"This concert takes us to the Baroque era, walking us through the most beautiful corners of music of this style - dreaminess, and fairytale, woven into a polyphonic alloy, complemented by magical multimedia and dance - that's what you can participate in," adds the aesthetic. vision for the concert soprano Nona Krastnikova.
"After I finished the French language class at PGRE" G. S. Rakovski ”- Burgas, I went to pursue my dreams as a designer in Paris. There I study Applied Arts and Fashion Design at the Atelier de Sévres University of the Arts. I have been studying drawing, ballet, piano, and theater since I was a child, and music has always gone hand in hand with me. That's how I discovered Opera - the perfect symbiosis between several arts. My creative process is strongly influenced by music and its history. Behind every tone can be hope, pain, passion ... I have a special attitude to baroque music. It inspires me with its rich ornamentation and striving for perfection ", shares Diana Avelova, artist of the project" Time Travel ".
On Saturday night, August 28, those present at the concert performance "Time Travel" at the Expo Center "Flora" will feel like chosen - will have the chance to experience a different concert in which the Baroque style in art was presented syncretically - through music, dance and visual presentation of architectural and artistic masterpieces in the form of multimedia. And each of the elements is filigree - to the brilliance and detailed elegance typical of the era.
In the refined open space of the Expo Center "Flora" will sound beautiful melodies that not only bring incomparable sensory and aesthetic pleasure but also seem to open a portal in time-space, where Perfection is so close. Stories with a taste of legends about palace affairs, queens, valiant knights, united by the incomparable finesse and class of the Baroque era, will be told by the two soprano voices of Maria Tsvetkova-Madzharova and Nona Krasnikova, which combine brilliantly - both as timbres and as emotional cohesion. The musical elegance will be sculpted under the exquisite piano accompaniment - with remarkable tonal extraction and beautifully constructed dynamics by Iliana Todorova. The less frequently performed, but extremely purifying and bearing the strange beauty of frozen lava music by Handel, Rameau, Vivaldi, Purcell, will be masterfully incorporated into an exquisite multimedia visualization of the Louvre, the Hermitage, Petra, the Egyptian pyramids, and other masterpieces born of genius.
The wonderful, subtle and unobtrusive stage presence of the choreographer of "Time Travel" - Patricia Soares, who is an artist from the ballet troupe at the Burgas Opera, will be skillful, with an understanding of the music and aesthetic messages of the baroque.
The chamber event promises to be polyphonic and multidimensional, with aspirations being beautiful - from all angles of sensory perception.

Tickets for the concert "Time Travel" can be found at the box office of the Opera, at the box office "Clock" / in front of the hotel "Bulgaria" /, 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-site at the Expo Center "Flora" - before the event.

For the performers:

Maria Tsvetkova-Madzharova, soprano, was born in Burgas. He graduated from the State Academy of Music "Professor Pancho Vladigerov" - Sofia in the opera singing class of Prof. Resa Koleva. Soloist of the State Opera - Ruse and the State Opera - Burgas. She has performed on the stages of the National Opera - Sofia, State Musical Theater "Stefan Makedonski" - Sofia, as well as in the theaters of Varna Opera, Plovdiv Opera, Stara Zagora Opera. He has repeatedly participated in international projects with tours in Italy, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, USA. The singer's rich repertoire includes Susanna and the Countess from "The Wedding of Figaro", Despina, Fiordiligi from "So Do All Women", Donna Anna, Zerlina from "Don Juan", Blonde, Constanta from "Abduction from the Shed" by Mozart, Rosina from Rossini's The Barber of Seville, Violetta from La Traviata, Gilda from Rigoletto, Oscar from Verdi's Masked Ball, Adina from Love Elixir, Norina from Donizetti's Don Pasquale, Musetta and Mimi from "Bohemia", Liu from "Turandot" by Puccini, Stasi and Silva from "The Queen of the Czardas" by Kalman, Adela from "The Bat" by Strauss-son, Maria Desislava from the opera of the same name by Parashkev Hadjiev, Katerina Izmailova from the opera of the same name by Shostakovich and other. Winner of "Crystal Lyre" for 2015. Musician of the Year for 2017 in the survey of the classical music show "Allegro Vivace" on the program "Horizon" of the Bulgarian National Radio.

Nona Krastnikova, soprano, graduated in opera singing with Prof. Mila Dyulgerova at the Pancho Vladigerov National Music Academy and has been working with her as a vocal pedagogue. She has specialized as a fellow in Modena, Italy, with Raina Kabaivanska and in the opera studio in Graz, Austria. She has participated in masterclasses by Ana Tomova Sintova (2011, 2014, 2015), Kiri te Kanava and Federica von Stade (2008), for a German song with Prof. Hartmut Noll and others. He won third prize at the Mirabent I Magrans International Competition (2014, Sitges, Barcelona); at the International Competition for Young Opera Singers "Boris Hristov" the same year, Grand Prix of the "Crown of Tarnovo" and third prize at the International Competition for Song Duos "Alza Respighi" Verona, Italy. Nona Krastnikova is a full-time soloist at the Burgas Opera, where she has over ten main roles such as Mimi from the opera "Bohemia", Tosca and Madame Butterfly from the operas of the same name by Giacomo Puccini, Amelia from "Masked Ball" by Giuseppe Verdi, the Countess in "The Wedding of Figaro, Donna Elvira in "Don Juan" and Fjordiligi in "So Do All" by WA Mozart, Micaela in "Carmen" by Georges Bizet and others.

Since 2011 he has formed a duo "Collage" with pianist Maria Ruseva. In October 2015, the duo "Collage" won the third prize at the competition for the song duos "Elsa Respighi" in Verona, Italy.


Iliana Todorova, piano:

Iliana Todorova was born in Burgas. He graduated from the High School of Music "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”in his hometown with Elena Peeva, at the same time he is a part-time student in the class of Prof. Julia and Konstantin Ganevi, students and heirs of the Russian pedagogue Neuhaus, at the State Academy of Music Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”, where he later received his higher education in the class of Prof. Stella Dimitrova - Maystorova and a master's degree from Prof. Borislava Taneva. Winner of 12 national and international awards (five first), including - First Prize of "Svetoslav Obretenov", Grand Prix of the international competition "Albert Roussel", Second Prize of "Virtuosos of the Piano", Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, fifth Prize of the XXI International Competition for Pianists Senigallia, Italy, Carl Filch, Sibiu, Romania, and others. He has participated in dozens of national and international festivals in Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Slovakia, Italy, Austria, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, France, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, and many others. He plays with all leading orchestras in Bulgaria, as well as with a number of European ensembles. Member of "Trio di Vienna". Performs over a hundred national and world premieres of works by Bulgarian and European contemporary composers. Performs on prestigious catwalks such as Biblioteca Berio, Genoa, and Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Italy, International Cultural Center Athanaeum, Athens, Bösendorfer Saal, Vienna, World Cultural, and Congress Center, Hong Kong, and many others. He teaches master classes in piano and chamber music in Austria, Italy, Romania, Cyprus, Hong Kong. He has recorded for Bulgarian National Radio, Bulgarian National Television, ERT-3, Greece, RAI 1-Italy, the National Radio and Television of Hong Kong. Her productions are included in the Golden Fund of the Bulgarian National Radio. He has released 9 CDs - for the American company "IMO", "Crystal", Greece, Voiceart, Austria, and the Union of Bulgarian Composers. He is constantly recording film productions with the Italian recording studio Sud Ovest Records. Iliana Todorova is a member of the Albert Roussel International Association, France, the Schubert Society, Austria, and the Bulgarian representation of the International Contemporary Music Association. Iliana Todorova has nearly twenty years of academic experience as a teacher of piano and chamber music at NBU and NMA and is an annual educator and pianist at the Summer Academy for master classes at Ost-West-Musikfest, St. Polten, Austria. She has participated in March Music Days, Sofia Music Weeks, Salon of Arts, Pianissimo, Review of New Bulgarian Music, Thracian Summer, Austrian Music Weeks, and a number of international forums in various countries.

Publications: Creative publications (released CDs): • Contemporary Bulgarian and Greek composers Duo Lafchieva-Todorova Denitsa Lafchieva, clarinet Iliana Todorova, piano 1998, "Crystal", Greece • Petar Petrov Piano Concerto in Memory of Eric Sati Chamber Ensemble "conductor Veselin Baichev 2000, Union of Bulgarian Composers • Mozart, Concerto for piano and orchestra KV 412, Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Naiden Todorov 2000, Music minus one, USA • Mozart, Concerto for piano and orchestra KV 413, Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Naiden Todorov , Music minus one, USA • Duo Kuzmanova-Todorova Caesar Frank Bach Sarasate 2001, Voiceart, Austria • Mozart, Concertos for piano and orchestra KV 38 and 40, Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Naiden Todorov 2002, Music minus one, USA • Homage a violin " Da Vinci "- Stradivarius 1725 duo Kuzmanova-Todorova 2004, Voiceart, Austria • Camille Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto in G minor Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Naiden Todorov 2005, Music minus one , USA • Mozart, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra KV 482, Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Naiden Todorov 2007, Naxos, Holland Scientific reports: "Hindemith in Bulgaria between the two world wars", Young Scientific Forum for Music and Dance, issue 1 (2007) " The Piano and the Pianist ", Young Scientific Forum for Music and Dance, issue 3 (2009)" Origin and changes in the semantics of the concept "symphony" ", Young Scientific Forum for music and dance, issue 4 (2010)" The romantic sonata form - transformations (development and differences from the classical), Young Scientific Forum for Music and Dance, issue 5 (2011).