16 august 2021 Concert "Viva Maria" For The Day Of "St. Anastasia" Island
The Burgas Opera gave a refined and at the same time festive atmosphere on the island of St. Anastasia with the concert "Viva Maria" - exactly on the day when the only inhabitable piece of land on the native Black Sea coast celebrates the Assumption. The big Christian holiday is also Island Day.
Throughout Sunday on the island, there were various events, art bazaars, and exhibitions of natural products. But, as befits a real holiday, the brilliant code of the evening was set by the soloists of the Burgas Opera - Daniel Damyanov, who is also a soloist of the Sofia Opera and Ballet, Yani Nikolov and Alexander Krunev - who was announced by his young colleague Yani Nikolov as "a soloist of all Bulgarian operas ", on the piano - Mira Iskarova, who performed popular Italian and Spanish canzonets, loved by the audience in
each age category. This was proved by those present tonight at the quality concert program - they wanted to take pictures with children, visibly enthusiastic about the real contact with art, and in combination with the picturesque nature. Even the wind died down before the concert - nature bowed symbolically to the influential power of music. Only the starlings continued to sing, but they may have tried to enter the tonalities of the performed canzonets - here and there they succeeded ... At the end of the holiday on August 15, for the intelligent audience, the two tenors - Daniel Damyanov and Yani Nikolov, as and the baritone Alexander Krunev, who, however, performed tenor parts and was in the role of host of the concert program, presented - with his usual high performing skills, style and attitude to the audience, a wonderfully selected program.
Popular Italian and Spanish canzonets sounded on the beautiful open stage on the island of St. Anastasia. They always guarantee a fresh mood and combined with the predisposing neighborhood of the sea, turn the concert into an event and make a tangible connection between Music and Nature. And tonight this indisputable fact was proved - through the reactions of those present - in all age ranges. The wonderful singers and pianists predisposed the large audience to experience a musical holiday. The program of "Viva Maria!" Included: "Core 'ngrato", "Don't forget about me" by Ernesto de Curtis, "Return to Sorrento" by Ernesto de Curtis, "Mama" by Cesare Bixio, "Mack" by Lacale , "O sole Mio", "Granada", as well as popular serenades and two arias from Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Rigoletto" and others.
The Viva Maria! concert was the third event in the 2021 Island Party program.
The premiere of the music project, on a holy day, was more than successful.
Let's wish Viva Maria a long stage life!