19 august 2021 A Lot Of Laughter Awaits The Audience Of "The Barber of Seville"

The supercompressed summer creative rhythm of the State Opera - Burgas is heading towards its apogee - the long-awaited premiere of the three-act comic opera by Gioachino Rossini "The Barber of Seville". The event is part of the Burgas Music Festival "Emil Chakarov" 2021, successfully carried out for another year by the Burgas Opera in partnership with the Municipality of Burgas. The libretto of The Barber of Seville is by Cesare Sterbini, based on the first part of Pierre Beaumarchais' trilogy The Barber of Seville, or Vain Caution.

As promised by the talented artists working on the production - the director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alexander Tekeliev and Denis Ivanov, set designer and costume designer, the show will be an intriguing interpretation of the popular classical work - according to the canons of our time, with a lot of provocation, but without vulgarity. and with avant-garde but not scandalous scenery and costumes.

The conductor of the production is maestro Tsanislav Petkov, who a few days ago was behind the conductor's desk in Nessebar the concert performance "A Tale for Two" with the participation of Edelina Kaneva and Orlin Goranov, as well as the Broadway musical "Kiss Me, Kate" - at the festival "Days of Classics" “In Balchik, and before that - on the Burgas stage. The 31-year-old Tsanislav Petkov conducts a number of opera and operetta productions of the Burgas Opera, musicals, and concerts productions.

The conductor of the choir is Nevena Mihailova, who is the winner of the high award for high achievements in the field of culture, awarded annually by the Mayor of Burgas on the occasion of the Feast of Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavic Literature - May 24 for 2020 Concertmaster of the orchestral ensemble of the State Opera - Burgas is Vanya Zlateva. Assistant directors of the production are Lina Peeva and Petar Tiholov, prompter - Dora Fartunova, who is also responsible for the props - there will be the most surprises for the audience… The subtitles are the work of Srebrina Slavova, longtime soloist of the Burgas Opera.

A double and triple solo ensemble of first-class opera singers is being prepared for the main roles - surprises await you, which are guaranteed to be pleasant and with added aesthetic value! For about a month now, soloists, choir, and orchestra have been rehearsing hard to present to the Burgas audience and guests of the tourist city an exciting cultural experience that will leave a lasting memory in them.

"The premiere performance of Rossini's opera The Barber of Seville is a contemporary reading with leading erotica, insane situations, lots and lots of laughter, and an unexpected outcome. It is not recommended for people under 12 years of age! ”, Says the director Assoc. Prof. Tekeliev about the upcoming premiere performance, which is expected both from the performers - direct participants in the creation of the production and from the audience, which expects something intriguing. "The Barber of Seville is a title that is part of every theater's billboard and is perhaps the most cheerful opera, and Rossini is perhaps the most smiling composer in my imagination," he added. The set designer and costume designer Denis Ivanov, who already has a series of successful productions in various Bulgarian theaters based on his scenography and with unique costumes created by him, invited the audience to the premiere of "The Barber of Seville" on August 23 in a social media post: " Dear friends, my latest premiere at the Burgas State Opera is approaching. Very nice team and composition, great colleagues, and a completely new, crazy, and youthful interpretation. I get excited because I've never done anything so bold and crazy. It will definitely be a big laugh! Come and have fun together on August 23 at the Summer Theater - Burgas! ”

"Denis Ivanov is multifunctional, in addition, to set designer and costume designer, he is also a musician, he has ambitions in singing. It's very nice when you work with a set designer who understands music. This is exactly the profile that we, the directors, are looking for, so as not to explain an idea several times. This is an additional plus, it is not obligatory, but it helps a lot ", says in an interview for the morning block of Channel 0 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alexander Tekeliev about the complex qualities of the young set designer Denis Ivanov. Together they created the extremely successful production of the Broadway musical "Kiss Me, Kate!", Which was played with great success in Burgas and on stages around the country, including at the National Theater in Sofia - in the last two years after the premiere, which closed. Burgas Music Festival "Emil Chakarov" 2019. The joint work of the two artists bears the mark of a high aesthetic product, with a clear idea, original concept, attention to detail, and allegorical philosophical elements. In short - an intelligent and creative tandem.

The end product of their joint project "The Barber of Seville" deserves the creative energy invested in the process of creating something new, exciting, with an intelligent wink to the audience!

The premiere, which promises to be an event for the cultural life of the city and the region, is on August 23 at 20.30 on the stage of the Summer Theater - Burgas!