08 october 2020 Exciting Performance of "La Boheme" Of The Burgas Opera Maestro Ivan Kozhuharov built an impressive performance under his baton

The stage magic took place last night in the Opera Hall - during the performance of one of the most beautiful in terms of music, as well as the embedded drama of emotion, Puccini's operas - "Bohemia". The elusive feeling of electrification of the space between artists, choir, orchestra, conductor, and the audience was palpable. And it is this invisible thread that gives rise to the true meaning of art - to bestow an emotion that we could hardly draw from every day relationships and the world of pragmatics. Last night's performance of Puccini's masterpiece was magnificent - precisely because of this soldering, in which, figuratively speaking, the spark is transmitted from above to the hall to give impetus to continue to be complete and emotionally complete ...
The Bohemian solo cast was starred. The "La Boheme"  solo cast was conducted by maestro Ivan Kozhuharov, who recently celebrated his 70th birthday. "La Boheme" is his element - as an embedded emotion and a brilliant conductor's interpretation. A very strong vocal and artistic presence was achieved by Nona Krasnikova, as the gentle girl Mimi, with a pure soul, completely devoted to the idea of ​​love, as a fundamental meaning and stimulus in her life, which loses its happy shades, slowly but surely - with the progress of the incurable. illness and torment hovering in her loving heart. Nona Krasnikova achieved a smooth gradation of emotions, being influential both in the quiet register, reflecting the darkened nuances of her pain, and in the crescendo of the erupting inner strength, which is remarkable, despite her external vulnerability. The tenor Mihail Mihailov - a guest, with successful performances on our and world stages, was in the role of the poet Rodolfo, who gave his love to Mimi, but torn by doubts whether he would be the right life companion of the beautiful girl due to his unenviable financial situation. The guest tenor was distinguished by a rich nuance in vocal terms, a symbiosis between voice and artistry, he fits perfectly into the solo composition of the Burgas Opera. Memorable, bright, stylish, sweeping with stage charm and very strong incarnations in her contradictory sides of the personality was the soprano Maria Tsvetkova-Madzharova, in the role of the Muse - a capricious beauty, who, however, has a loving warm heart full of empathy. The baritone Marian Jovanoski was unquestionable in artistic and vocal terms - in the role of the artist Marcel. The bass Diman Panchev built a monolithic image of the philosopher Colin. Yordan Hristozov, a baritone, was as charmingly frivolous and fresh as Shonar, as befits a musician truly loyal to art and his friends. The role of the owner Benoit was played by the bass Kostadin Mechkov, as the rich Alcindor, who satisfies the whims of the beautiful Musette, Veselin Hristov, bass, appeared on the stage. The seller of Perpignol toys was Lyubomir Todorov, and the bassist Petar Tiholov introduced himself as a customs officer/sergeant. All the soloists, orchestrators, and artist-choristers were united by a single feeling of tragic romantic doom, psychological depth, but without unnecessary pathos, embedded in Puccini's score, undoubtedly ingenious.

The production of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alexander Tekeliev completely impresses the semantic and aesthetic points of the composer and libretto, building the characters and weaving them into the action, with the polyphonic skill of the ideas embedded in the layers of plot development / assistant director of the production is Lina Peeva. artist - Radostin Chomakov, conductor of the choir - Nevena Mihaylova, concertmaster - Yordan Kovachev /. Admirations also for maestro Ivan Kozhuharov, who turns every performance under his baton into an event!




Excerpt from the 4th act of the opera "Bohemia" by Giacomo Puccini,
October 7, 2020, Opera Hall
"The great pain in the little soul" - this is the theme of Puccini in the operas,
as the composer wrote in a letter to Gabriele D’Annunzio in 1912.
None of his works contains this message more clearly than the last act of "La Boheme".


Photos and video: State Opera - Burgas