12 december 2022 Joana Zhelezcheva Debuts On The Burgas Stage As Tosca

On December 16, at 7 p.m., the tragic story of Tosca will be told in the hall of the Burgas State Opera. In the role of the beautiful, proud and assertive prima donna Floria Toska, the Burgas audience will have the pleasure of seeing again the exceptional dramatic soprano Yoana Zhelezcheva, who made her debut on the stage of the State Opera - Varna a few days ago, recreating the image. Ioana Zhelezcheva will surely be irresistible again in her new artistic role. Her admirers expect with understandable excitement that she will breathe life and emotional power into the female image emblematic of opera creativity, crowned for world premieres such as Maria Kalas and Raina Kabaivanska, and on the stage in Burgas.

The entire solo ensemble that will present the dramatic plot of "Tosca" on Friday is first-rate. Under the baton of the famous maestro Ivan Kozhuharov, on the stage of the Burgas Opera on Friday, they appear: in the role of the artist Mario Cavaradossi, Tosca's lover, with whom they share a beautiful love marked by tragedy and doom, the tenor Valery Georgiev, well known to the audience, is a guest in Burgas with its memorable incarnations. In the summer of 2022, he sang as Riccardo in Giuseppe Verdi's Masked Ball - on the open stage in the Thracian sanctuary of Begliktasht, as well as Radames - in the large-scale performance of Verdi's Aida - on the stage of the Summer Theater, on during the Burgas Music Festival "Emil Chakarov". As the cruel Baron Scarpia, the famous baritone Krum Galabov /guest/, who was impressive in the role of Amonasro in the performance of "Aida" this summer, in partnership with Valery Georgiev, Ioana Zhelezcheva, the Serbian mezzo-soprano Sanya Anastasia, the bass Delyan Slavov and others will perform In the coming year 2023, Krum Galabov's stage appearances in the role of Scarpia in Germany, where he successfully sang the iconic baritone part, as well as an artistic performance in the title role of Rigoletto in Verdi's opera of the same name - at a summer festival in Stockholm, Sweden are coming up.

As the escaped prisoner Cesare Angelotti and former consul of the once-free Roman Republic, bassist Diman Panchev takes the stage. The entire artistic composition is wonderful - Kostadin Mechkov, bass, Spoleta, a police agent, will be the tenor Yani Nikolov, Sharone - the bass Petar Tiholov, the Jailer - Ivan Grozev, the Shepherd - Lina Peeva in the roles of the Klisary and the Jailer. The orchestra and choir of the State Opera - Burgas, as well as the wonderful singers from the Children's Choir "Milka Stoeva" with conductor Svetla Stoeva, take part in the show. During the current calendar year, the young choristers successfully participated in several performances of the Burgas Opera - in the opera "Carmen" by Georges Bizet, also under the baton of Ivan Kozhuharov, in the Easter concert with conductor Yordan Dafov, in the opera "Turandot" - on the 22nd July on the stage of the Summer Theater in Burgas, under the baton of maestro Grigor Palikarov, as well as in the solemn concert on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Prof. Alexander Tekeliev - in October, under the conductorship of maestro Slavil Dimitrov. Their participation in the traditional Christmas concert of the State Opera - Burgas - on December 22 at 7:00 p.m. on the stage of the Opera, conducted by Yordan Dafov.

On the stage of the Opera on December 16, beautiful music will sound, through which dramatic passions will be presented, building the tragic plot of "Tosca" in - with the antagonistic manifestations of love, with the power of pure feelings, opposing treachery and insidious plans. Under the baton of maestro Ivan Kozhuharov, a sad story with a fatal ending will be told - an apotheosis of true feelings and unyielding dignity. Maestro Kozhuharov crafts - skilfully, with great dedication and uncompromising professionalism, every detail of the amazing Puccini score, in order to present a complete musical-artistic-aesthetic product - with soul and charge. "Tosca" is directed by Associate Professor Alexander Tekeliev, Ph.D., and the production quests emphasize the deep study of human actions, the reasons that give rise to fateful decisions, as well as the power of our internal choices. The artist of the soloists' costumes is Denis Ivanov - a young versatile artist with original and large-scale author ideas. The conductor of the wonderful choir is Nevena Mihaylova, the concertmaster is Hristo Belchev. The romantic storyline of Tosca is heartbreaking with its tragic denouement. The story is about two lovers - the beautiful, bold, burning with love and passion Floria Tosca and the talented artist Mario Cavaradossi - with a free spirit, but a heart captivated by love. Two people who dared to defy the cruel rules of a harsh world. Their pure love is under the cruel shadow of the powerful villain from whom all of Rome trembles - Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police in the Eternal City. Simultaneously with the stage action and plot logic, the stage effects also alternate – video mapping recreating different stages of the characters' dramatic experiences and the symbolism of suffering, as well as the lighting, which reinforces the emotional resonance caused by the tragic events.