05 may 2022 Lots of Laughter With "Careerists" At The Opera

The hall of the Burgas State Opera was filled with the great mood on Wednesday evening / May 4 / with the musical SERVANTS from Parashkev Hadjiev, directed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alexander Tekeliev, the libretto - Bancho Banov, written on the comedy of the same name by the Bulgarian Patriarch Ivan Vazov.
The real indicator of a successful show is the spirit in the hall, the bond between performers and the audience, which creates emotion and is a guarantee of success.
The spirit of festivity was palpable, as well as the visible pleasure of all singers, musicians, and ballet dancers, united by the baton of maestro Ivan Kozhuharov Ivan Kozhuharov. A proven fact is that his professionalism and perfectionism are a guarantee of quality and inspiring performance, made to the last detail.
Apart from the invigorating mood, the performance of "Sluzhbogontsi" provided an occasion for reflection on eternally current topics, on the verge of harmless humor and sharp social satire.
Congratulations to all soloists, orchestrators - with concertmaster Hristo Belchev, folk artists / with conductor Nevena Mihaylova Nevena Mihaylova / and ballet / with tutor Galina Kalcheva Galina Kalcheva, who is celebrating her anniversary /, specialists from technical services, assistant directors - Lina Peeva who was on stage as the super-comic Polyxena, and Peter Tiholov.
The soloists were having a lot of fun on stage tonight: the bass Delyan Slavov - with a strong debut in the role of Minister Nikola Baltov, to whom relatives and acquaintances are seeking an appointment with protection. Soprano Maria Tsvetkova-Madzharova once again brought smiles and admiration to the image of the naive minister's daughter Anichka, misled by the experienced seducer Horov. Srebrina Slavova, a mezzo-soprano, took on the role of Grandma Donna, who is a skilled gossip and seeks to sort out human relationships. Baritone Yordan Hristozov played the typical role of Stancho Kvasnikov, a provincial relative of the minister, who revealed his true motives at the end of the show.
The tenor Marcho Apostolov, a guest, was again in an artistic whirlwind like Horov, lustrous, cunning, and mercantile, who sought a sweet job through marriage on account of the minister's daughter. Diman Panchev, bass, entered the image of the Bozduganski mob, ready to marry the comic old girl Poliksena in order to gain power. The soprano Shmilena Sultanova was the lady from the high society Mrs. Terziyska. Lyudmila Mihailova, soprano, was in the image of the secular lady of high society Shiykova. Lina Peeva, a mezzo-soprano, was as funny as Polyxena - squinting and comical, for whom "there is no bad man". Soprano Vessela Apostolova was charming in the role of the modest Stoyanka, in love with Elijah - in the role of her chosen one - Nikolai Nikolov. The tenor Miroslav Dimitrov was in the role of the newspaper Dramkov, who has no scruples and is ready to cover in the media any party that is in power. Valyu Totev was in the image of the deputy Chalkanov, Alexander Perperliev took on the role of the little man Kakavidov, a small soul, but, it turns out, with great ambitions ...

The smiles of both performers and those present in the hall were on their face of the end of the show, and beautiful addition to the festive stage was the traditional flower basket on behalf of Mayor Dimitar Nikolov.