02 august 2021 Brilliant "Swan Lake" On Wednesday At The Open-Air Theater

The performance of the "Ballet of Ballets" - "Swan Lake" by P. I. Tchaikovsky - on Wednesday, August 4, from 20.30 on the stage of the Open-Air Theatre in Burgas will bring the expected dose of aesthetic pleasure to fans of fine arts. The event is another of the Burgas Music Festival "Emil Chakarov" 2021, realized by the State Opera - Burgas, in partnership with the Municipality of Burgas.

The magnificent performance - staging, directing, and choreography of Prof. Hikmet Mehmedov / after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov / was presented last year on August 13, also at the Summer Theater, when its 70th anniversary was solemnly celebrated. The young prima ballerina of the State Opera - Burgas Ivanina Ivanova made a brilliant debut in one of the most difficult roles in ballet - Odette / Odilia. All the artists on the stage carried an incredible charge, finesse, synchronicity, and exciting messages, revealing the immortal story of the incarnations of love, the enchanted idyll, and an unexpected ending, the apotheosis of the all-conquering power of the brightest feelings. Prof. Mehmedov's production bears the characteristics of an aesthetic product of the highest quality - impressive, large-scale, intelligently presented, with psychological depth, philosophical interpretations, and brilliantly developed creative ideas. The assistant choreographer of the production is Vesa Tonova, the tutor is Galina Kalcheva, the longtime prima ballerina of the Burgas Opera, the assistant director is Peter Tiholov. The exquisite costumes are the result of the creative scope of the late Tsvetanka Petkova-Stoynova, who took care of the hand-attaching of each of the Swarovski stones to the aesthetically pleasing stage costumes of the ballet dancers. The impressive scenography, transporting the spectators to the magnificent royal court and to the mystical scenes by the lake, is the work of the renowned master of scenography Ivan Tokadzhiev. It is no coincidence that Prof. Mehmedov's production is considered to be the most beautiful production of the immortal ballet classics on the native stage. Blue has been chosen as the main color of the decor. In some of the scenes, multimedia is used, which is an additional emotional and semantic elements of the overall suggestion.

Along with the characters of the White and Black Swan / Odette and Odilia /, which includes the young, beautiful, talented, carrying a huge creative charge prima ballerina of the Burgas Opera Ivanina Ivanova, the images of Prince Siegfried, who falls in love with Odette, come to life, noticing her. on the shore of the lake, is the brilliant prime minister-ballet dancer Emil Yordanov, as well as the evil magician Rothbart, performed by Teodor Tsakov, who cursed Odette and her friends with a cruel tragedy - during the day to turn into noble beautiful birds, and only after sunset sun they again assume a human image. The characteristic image of the Jester is recreated by Daniel Tichkov. The princess, Siegfried's mother, is performed by Elena Georgieva. Svetlan Nikolov takes on the role of Wolfgang. The performance is also attended by: Polina Ivanova, Yana Berduta, Gergana Georgieva, Iva Ovcharova, Sabina Koseva, Ivana Fialkovska, Patricia Soares, Iva Ovcharova, Anelia Ivanova, Bianca-Helen Giovanelli, Natalie Georgieva. Among the male presence in the exquisite ballet, stages stand out: Francesco Borriello - guest, Alexander Markov - guest, Kiril Filipov, Stefan Tipikov, Georgi Banchev, and others.

Tchaikovsky's immortal classic in four acts, Swan Lake, is thought to be watched at least once in a lifetime. The fabulous plot, exciting music, and stunning costumes manage to hold the attention of even the youngest viewers. As the ballet work has been reworked over the years, the ending is performed differently, with the outcome being either happy or dramatic. In one version, the lake engulfs lovers on their way to the afterlife, and in the second end, he is happy - Siegfried defeats the evil wizard and frees his beloved Odette from magic. In Prof. Mehmedov's interpretation, the radiant forces of the Good are fundamental…

The artists from the ensemble of the ballet troupe of the State Opera - Burgas, who build the large-scale common stages with a professional sense and enviable synchrony, also take part in the impressive ballet performance.

Tickets for "Swan Lake" can be found at the box office of the Opera, at the box office "Clock" / in front of the hotel "Bulgaria", as well as at the box office of the Summer Theater - before the show.


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


Abour Ivanina IVANOVA:


The young and reliable ballet prima Ivanina Ivanova graduated from NBU "Mihail Lakatnik", Burgas, and NUMSI "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”- Burgas.

Ivanina Ivanova is well known to the fans of rhythmic gymnastics in our country, she competed for "Chernomorets", as well as in the ensemble of the Burgas club. She played the main role in "The Nutcracker", staged by Prof. Hikmet Mehmedov and the State Opera - Burgas, and ballet lovers watched her in the exotic "Bayadere" and "Sleeping Beauty", in the role of Princess Aurora herself, as well as the Fairy Lilac. In the summer of 2020, Ivanina Ivanova made a brilliant debut as Odette / Odilia in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. In April 2021, Ivanina Ivanova debuted with great success in the ballet "Giselle" to the music of Adolf Adam.

Ivanina Ivanova also has quite a few awards:

International Competition / MC / "Anastas Petrov" 2014 Dobrich - Scholarship for participation in the International Summer Ballet Academy Varna 2016,

MC "Sun, friendship, peace" Obzor - winner 2nd degree - classical dance

National Chamber Dance Festival 2015 - Haskovo - 1st place - classical dance, 3rd place contemporary 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, 1st place - contemporary dance duet

International Competition MC "Roses of Kazakhstan" 2017, Astana, Kazakhstan - 1st place - classical dance, 1st place - contemporary dance - duet, 1st place - contemporary dance - trio, Special award for "Bright incarnation" in a stage image ”

MC "Roses of Obzor" 16-30.07.2018, Obzor - winner 1st degree - classical dance, winner 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" - 3rd place - classical dance

For the soloist Emil Yordanov:

Premier ballet dancer. He graduated from the National School of Dance Art - Sofia in the class of Peter Koldamov. In parallel with the start of his career at the Sofia Opera and Ballet, he began his studies at the Academy of Music, Dance, and Fine Arts in Plovdiv. Only six years later, he became a prima ballet dancer at the Sofia Opera and Ballet. Emil Yordanov is also a ballet dancer at the Ballet of the State Opera - Burgas. Participates as a soloist in the performances of Burgas, Plovdiv, Ruse, and Stara Zagora operas. He has toured in Canada, Italy, Greece, Germany, Denmark, Spain, America, Japan, and others. In 2004 he received the first-degree award at the XI National Meeting of Young Ballet Performers "A. Petrov ”in Sofia. Holder of an Honorary Diploma for the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria. He received the Crystal Lyre Award for his role as Basil in the Don Quixote Ballet.