20 february 2022 Dynamics, Splendor And Lots Of Laughter With "Beautiful Elena"


The rich February program of the State Opera - Burgas continues with an attractive title, which has always been presented with expected success - the comic opera by Jacques Offenbach "Beautiful Elena". The show, which guarantees a dynamic plot, lavish sets, costumes, and props, as well as occasions for sincere laughter, is on February 24 at 7 pm in the hall of the Burgas Opera. All participants in the attractive production show a high level of interpretive art and present in the best way the qualities of the production, characterized by innovative techniques, elements of references to modernity, and intelligent humor. The performance is impressive for its authenticity in conveying the atmosphere of historical times, the lavish extravagance of the holidays in ancient temples, the philosophy of sacrifice, and the impact of the idea of ​​gods interfering in human relations. The beautiful sets, characteristic costumes, and every detail of the production sustained entirely in ancient Greek style, will transport those present in the Opera House in the time before the Trojan War.
Behind the counter stands Tsanislav Petkov, concertmaster is Hristo Belchev. Once again, the audience will appreciate the merits of the directing of Assoc. Alexander Tekeliev, the scenography of Boris Stoynov, the magnificent costumes of Tsvetanka Petkova-Stoynova, and the choreography of the late Grisha Roglev.
In the image of the Beautiful Helen, the queen of Sparta and the wife of Menelaus, the charismatic mezzo-soprano Joanna Kadiyska will be reincarnated. The young opera singer is the personification of the image she presents - with finesse, vocal, and acting skills. Lyrical nuances and warmth in the timbre, masterfully constructed dynamics and artistry are characteristic of the young tenor Yani Nikolov - in the role of Paris, son of the King of Troy Priam. Baritone Yordan Hristozov takes the stage as Menelaus, king of Sparta, building the grotesque image of a cheating husband with a great sense of humor.
In ancient times from the beginning of the Trojan War we will be transported by other main characters: in the role of the funny Kalhas, high priest of Zeus, will be the bass Diman Panchev in the role of Mercury, messenger god, will be Miroslav Dimitrov, Kalina Popova will enter the image of Juno, patroness of marriage and the family. Lina Peeva will present herself as Venus, the goddess of love, Polina Bahchevanova will be Minerva, goddess of wisdom, science, crafts, and war, Branimir Nedkov, baritone, plays the role of Agamemnon, King of Kings. The countertenor Dimitar Arnaudov plays the role of Orestes, son of Agamemnon. The original role was written for a countertenor but is often performed by a soprano due to the rare range and heights in the male vocal register. Bass Kostadin Mechkov introduces himself as Achilles, Thessalian hero, king of Phthiotis, Milen Dinolov, and Lyubomir Todorov will be Ajax I - king of Salamis, and Ajax II - king of Locrians, Nikolai Nikolov - Philocom, servant of Calchas, Stefka Hristozova - maid of Elena.
The artistic groups of the orchestra, the choir / with choirmaster Nevena Mihaylova / and the ballet of the Burgas Opera / with tutor Galina Kalcheva /, assistant director - Petar Tiholov also take part in the staging of the comic opera "Beautiful Elena".


Tickets for the ballet performance can be purchased at the box office of the Opera, the Clock box office / in front of the Hotel Bulgaria /, in the Grabo and Eventim networks, as well as in the links to the events in the program: https://operabourgas.com/bg / program in the official website of the State Opera - Burgas.
According to the new anti-epidemic measures imposed by RHI Burgas, as of January 31, 2022, the attendance of the events of Opera Burgas is limited to 50%. The condition remains that the public is allowed only with a "green certificate".