23 september 2020 A Fiery Latin Mood Charges the Opera Hall on Friday The conductor Svilen Simeonov presents the premiere concert performance "Latino Pulse" for the first time in Burgas

The second musical event of the State Opera - Burgas for the new Season 2020/2021 is the premiere of the concert performance "Latino Pulse" - on September 25, from 19.00, in the Opera Hall. The attractive music and stage project is another aesthetic challenge of the conductor Svilen Simeonov, who is a well-known master in the music world - with his characteristic intelligent sense of humor and casual contact with the audience. The maestro provides an opportunity for those present to be equal participants in a quality show in which emotions overflow, and audiences and performers are charged with a unique energy charge.

On Friday night in the Opera Hall will be performed for the first time in Burgas the arrangements of maestro Simeonov of famous Latin rhythms, adapted for symphony orchestra, flamenco ballet, and electric violin. They contain the original South American perception of the world and hyper-emotionality, combined with dynamic choreography - performed by the ballet ensemble of the State Opera - Burgas. Through the signs and messages of the bodies, they will complete the overall picture of Latino Pulse. The choreography is by Galina Kalcheva, concertmaster - Vanya Zlateva. The young violinist Ralitsa Petkova will perform the solo parts of the acoustic and electric violin. She is well known to the audience from the concert performance "Argentine Tango", also under the baton of Svilen Simeonov, which was a great success in the program "Party on the island" - in August on the island of St. Anastasia and on the open stage nearby to the beach in Tsarevo.

The Latino Pulse will feature the passionate rhythms of the essence of Latin music: Bosa Nova, Samba, Habanera, Brasileira, Rumba, Milonga, Cha-cha-cha, Hota, Farandola, Aragon, Sigidilia. Under the motto of Jacques Cocteau: "Flamenco artists do not sing or play. They spew fire and extinguish it with their feet. ” Orchestrators and ballet dancers, under the direction of Svilen Simeonov, will create a real emotional and visual explosion on the stage of the Burgas Opera.

The concert performance is with the participation of an orchestra and ballet of the State Opera - Burgas.


According to the requirements of the Ministry of Health, those present at the concert must wear protective masks, and all necessary anti-epidemic measures will be taken in the hall.


Tickets can be purchased at the box office of the Opera, as well as in the Eventim and Grabo networks.


For Svilen SIMEONOV, conductor and author of the arrangements:


The professional path of maestro Svilen Simeonov is more than impressive.

He has toured all over the world, and the audience and music critics are impressed by his unique talent. In fact, he is one of our most prosperous conductors currently abroad. His life is spent in constant travel.

Maestro Simeonov conducts throughout Europe, USA, Russia, Brazil, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon. Conducts in the most prestigious halls in Europe: the Berlin Philharmonic Hall: March 2008; in the Golden Hall of Music Lovers - Vienna: April 2008 and January 2009; " Concertgebouw ”- Amsterdam: December 2008, January 2009, December 2010, April 2012 and April 2014; Victoria Hall - Geneva: January and March 2008, January 2009, December 2010, April 2012 and April 2014; Tonhole - Zurich: December 2008, January 2009 and April 2012, Auditorio Concelizione - Rome: December 2008 and January 2009; RAI Arturo Toscanini - Turin 2009; Megaron Music Thessaloniki: December 2008, Palau de la Music - Barcelona: from 2008 to 2015 more than 70 concerts; in Auditorio National - Madrid: from 2008 to 2015 more than 30 concerts; in Bulgaria Hall Sofia: hundreds of concerts.

He also gives concerts at the Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown, USA; The Great Lenin Hall in Ulyanovsk, Russia, the Alberto Maranao Theater in Natal, Brazil; Santori Hall - Tokyo, Bunka Kaikan Center - Tokyo; Festival Hall - Osaka; Aichi Ken Arts Center - Nagoya; Seoul Art Center Korea; Teatro Monumental de Madrid; Teatro de Sarsuela Madrid; Alfredo Kraus Theater Las Palmas; Colosseum Theater and Tivoli Theater - Lisbon; Casa de la Musica - Porto; Bilkent Hall - Ankara; Levent Center - Istanbul; Sava Center - Belgrade; "Megaron of Music" - Athens; "Megaron of Music" - Thessaloniki; Stud Hall - Munich; New Theater - Vienna; Am Stadtharten Theater - Winterthur; Philharmonic Hall - Wroclaw; the opera in Novi Sad; Skopje; Sarajevo; Cuenca Auditorium Theater; Theater "Society of Mantova"; Fort de France Theater - Martinique; Baalbek - Lebanon; Apollo Amphitheater - Patras; Herodio Amphitheater Athens; Ohrid Amphitheater, as well as in many other halls.

Winner of the awards: "Musician of the Year" (1999) of the Bulgarian National Radio with Amadeus Orchestra "Sofia", for active concert activity; "Crystal Lyre" (2001) with the orchestra Collegium Musicum "Bankya", for high artistic achievements in the field of musical art; "Golden Lyre" (2007) with the Sofia Symphony Orchestra, for high artistic success and on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the orchestra, as well as "Golden Lyre" (2012), of the Union of Music and Dance in Bulgaria, for high artistic achievements.

Maestro Svilen Simeonov has been the music director and chief conductor of the Amadeus Sofia Orchestra since 1994. He has been the conductor of the symphony orchestras of the Vidin State Philharmonic Orchestra since 1999. In 2000-2001 he was music manager and conductor of the Burgas Opera and Philharmonic Society.

In 2003-2004 he was the second conductor of the Vienna Oreret Stage - Heinz Helberg, where he conducted "The Bird Seller" by Karl Zeller and "Paris Life" by Jacques Offenbach in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Denmark, as well as

"The Sound of Music" by Richard Rodgers in Japan.

Guest conductor of opera performances and productions of the Teatro Lirico d'Europa since 2001 and of the Strauss Festival Orchestra and Ballet since 2007 with "Euro concert" and "Promo concert".

Permanent guest conductor of the symphony orchestras of the Dana Festival Orchestra in Youngstown - Ohio, USA since 2009; of the Ulyanovsk State Academic Symphony Orchestra "Governor's" - Russia since 2011; Chief guest conductor of the Nis Symphony Orchestra, Nis-Serbia since 2012.

Currently, Maestro Simeonov is the Chief Conductor of the Sofia Symphony.

Conducts master classes at the Dana School of Music Youngstown-Ohio, USA; Seoul-South Korea, Hanoi-Vietnam, Thessaloniki, and the Greek authorities, Italy and Serbia.

Maestro Simeonov has released dozens of CDs together with the Sofia Symphony, as well as other orchestras with the country and abroad.

His creative path is also connected with Burgas. In the period 1999-2002 maestro Simeonov was the Music Manager and conductor of the Burgas Opera.

Svilen Simeonov achieved real and great creative success with the Sofia Symphony. For the eighteenth season, an orchestra and a conductor have been working together, building an ensemble at the European level and with international recognition.


Ralitsa Petkova, soloist:

Ralitsa Petkova graduated with a bachelor's degree in violin in 2011 at the National Academy of Music "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”, Sofia in the class of Prof. Verka Stefanova. In 2012 he graduated with a master's degree from the National Academy of Music under the concertmaster of the BNR orchestra Galina Koycheva. In 2012-2013 he specialized with Prof. Mario Hosen at the New Bulgarian University - Sofia. She has specialized in the violin master classes of Prof. Angel Stankov - Sofia, Prof. Christian Altenburger - Vienna, Prof. Michael Frischenschlager - Austria, Simos Papanas - Greece, Prof. Sergei Kravchenko - Russia, Prof. Gerard Poulet - France, Prof. Takashi Shimizu - Japan, Erich Grunberg - England. Ralitsa Petkova has repeatedly been a soloist of the Sofia Symphony Orchestra and the Vidin State Philharmonic, she has been a soloist of the Vratsa and Pleven Philharmonic Orchestras, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Pernik, the Bankya Music College, she has also been a soloist of the Orke Amadeus - Sofia in Bulgaria, Serbia, and Greece. Since 2008 Ralitsa Petkova has been working in the Sofia Symphony Orchestra as a first violinist and assistant concertmaster. In 2014 he won a competition for concertmaster in the Sofia Symphony Orchestra until the return of the holder. She has toured in the most prestigious halls in the world, such as Bulgaria Hall - Sofia, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Musikverein Golden Hall in Vienna, Concertgebouw - Amsterdam, Ton Hale-Zurich, Victoria Hall - Geneva, Festival Osaka, and Santori Hall Tokyo - Japan, Martenico Theater, Palau de la Musica - Barcelona, ​​Grand Teatro Lyceum - Barcelona, ​​Auditorio Nacional - Madrid, Conciliation - Rome, Bilkent Hall - Ankara, Megaro Music - Athens and Thessaloniki, as well as many halls in Europe and Asia. After their successful solo recital in Sweden - Ostervala, in September 2016 with the performance of sonatas for violin and piano by Beethoven and Brahms with the famous pianist Per Enflo, the duo Petkova - Enflo followed recordings and joint concerts in Sofia - Chamber Hall Bulgaria, Vidin, Pernik, Shumen, as well as a recorded CD with sonatas for violin and piano by Caesar Frank and Johannes Brahms. In the summer of 2019, she was invited by Prof. Mario Hosen as his assistant for the violin master class in Vienna at the Summer Music Academy - Orpheus. From 2019 Ralitsa Petkova is pursuing a doctorate at the Department of Music at NBU under the supervision of Prof. Mario Hosen.