14 october 2021 Nostalgic Beauty And Romance At the Russian Autumn Concert

On Saturday, October 16, at 7 pm in the Burgas Opera Hall, the audience will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the unique atmosphere of Russian culture - through music, poetry, and fine arts, syncretically combining their messages in a single suggestion. Soprano Maria Tsvetkova-Madzharova, bassist Diman Panchev, and pianist Iliana Todorova will present the audience with moments of contact with the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Mikhail Glinka, poems by Sergei Yesenin and artists.

Here is what Maria Tsvetkova-Madzharova, soprano, says about the upcoming chamber event:

"On October 16 at 7 pm on the stage of Opera Burgas, you can be transported to the fairytale world of the Russian treasury of music and paintings. This is another thematic concert of the opera house, which exposes the souls of the artists. Meters from the audience, in an absolute acoustic environment without microphones and "chemistry", you will hear the rarely performed songs from the eastern opus of Rimsky-Korsakov, songs by Glinka and Rachmaninoff and, of course, Tchaikovsky. Interestingly, the concert was decided as a walk in a museum and gallery. Viewers will enjoy paintings by Vrubel, Shishkin, Repin, Vosnetsov, and others. The paintings are selected for each romance and aria and will be projected on a huge screen with real resolution and colors. This is taken care of by the young artist and designer Diana Avelova, who studies in Paris, but is a passionate music lover and her dream to make costumes for big theaters now seems real. She is also the artist of another project "Time Travel" - with baroque music, which was received with great interest and continues to be presented. The technical part of the concert is by Dimitar Peshev, who has proven to be a professional in this field. For this project, there will be spectacular lighting that will take you to the East and the taiga ...

The music will be played under the fine fingers of the pianist Iliana Todorova, and the vocal parts are divided between Maria Tsvetkova-Madjarova - soprano and Diman Panchev - bass.

In Russian culture, the important parts are just for these voices - the mystical and angelic, lullaby and tender of the soprano and that deeply sad and at the same time the passionate sound of the bass… Are you curious?


The program of the concert "Russian Autumn" will include:

"Sleepless Sun", "Sad Star", "Southern Night", "Lullaby", "Jewish Song", "Song of Zuleika", "Captured by a Nightingale Rose", "Nymph", "Don't Sing, Beauty" - Rimsky-Korsakov; "Doubts" - Glinka; "Not only the one who knows", "Lullaby", "In the yellow fields", "Have I not been in the field of grass", "I bless you forests", "Forget so soon", "Yolanta ariozo", "Tear trembles", "Among the noisy ball", "Crazy Nights" - Tchaikovsky; "Titular Adviser", "Melnik" - Dargomizhsky; "Night" - a Russian song; "Lilac" "It's good here" - Rachmaninoff.

Tickets for the concert "Russian Autumn" can be purchased at the box office of the Opera, the box office "Clock" / in front of the hotel "Bulgaria", in the networks of Grabo and Eventim, as well as in the links to events in the program:

in the official website 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. The admissible capacity of presence in the hall is 50%.


For the soloists:

Maria Tsvetkova-Madjarova, soprano, was born in Burgas. He graduated from the State Academy of Music "Professor Pancho Vladigerov" - Sofia in the opera singing class of Prof. Resa Koleva. Soloist of the State Opera - Ruse and the State Opera - Burgas. She has performed on the stages of the National Opera - Sofia, State Musical Theater "Stefan Makedonski" - Sofia, as well as in the theaters of Varna Opera, Plovdiv Opera, Stara Zagora Opera. He has repeatedly participated in international projects with tours in Italy, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, USA. The singer's rich repertoire includes Susanna and the Countess from "The Wedding of Figaro", Despina, Fiordiligi from "So Do All Women", Donna Anna, Zerlina from "Don Juan", Blonda, Constanta from "Abduction from the Shed" by Mozart, Rosina from Rossini's The Barber of Seville, Violetta from La Traviata, Gilda from Rigoletto, Oscar from Verdi's Masked Ball, Adina from Love Elixir, Norina from Donizetti's Don Pasquale, Musetta and Mimi from "Bohemia", Liu from "Turandot" by Puccini, Stasi and Silva from "The Queen of the Chardasha" by Kalman, Adela from "The Bat" by Strauss-son, Maria Desislava from the opera of the same name by Parashkev Hadjiev, Katerina Izmailova from the opera of the same name by Shostakovich and other. Winner of "Crystal Lyre" for 2015. Musician of the Year for 2017 in the poll of the classical music show "Allegro Vivace" on the program "Horizon" of the Bulgarian National Radio.
Diman Panchev, bass:
He graduated from the National Academy of Music "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”in 1991, in the class of associate professor Kosntantsa Vachkova. As a student, he sang on the stage of the Educational Opera Theater - Sliven, in the role of Osmin in Mozart's "Abduction from the Shed" - with conductor Vladimir Kiradzhiev and director Vanya Bachvarova. In 1991 he sang at the Sofia National Opera as Zarastro in Mozart's opera The Magic Flute. At the National Opera he sang under the baton of Ivan Mariоnov, Ruslan Raichev, Boris Hinchev, Mihail Angelov, Metodi Matakiev. He also debuted as Colin in Puccini's Bohemia, played Basilio in The Barber of Seville, Rossini, Abimelech in Camille Saint-Saëns' Samson and Delilah, and Tom and Samuel in Verdi's Masked Ball. Ramphis in Verdi's Aida. Participated in Mozart's Requiem. He was on tour with the Sofia Opera in Spain - with Valeri Popova and Darina Takova - in "Prince Igor" / 1999 /, as Galitsky - opera on the square, and as Tsuniga in "Carmen". He was a guest at the May Opera Festival at the Skopje Opera as Zakaria in Verdi's Nabucco. With the Plovdiv Opera, he was on tour with Stoyan Popov in Spain in the period 1992 - 1995 - in the roles of Zakaria in "Nabucco" by Verdi. At the Plovdiv Opera, he sang under the conductor Borislav Ivanov. Kanen was a soloist in the period 1993-1999 in the Philharmonic of Munich, Germany, in Perugia, Italy, Ossiach Austria - with Nikolai Geda / 1995 / in Santander, Spain, participated in the concert performance of "Canto General ”With Mikis Theodorakis in Munich, with the Bavarian Radio Choir and Orchestra, in a concert with Francisco Araisa with the Munich Philharmonic. Diman Panchev has more than 500 participations in festivals for sacred music in Perugia, Ravenna, with chamber ensembles: "Philippopolis" - Plovdiv, with conductor Hristo Arabadjiev, "Holy Septuagint" - Sofia, with conductor Dimitar Grigorov. He performed at a concert in Birmingham Hall, England - with Puccini's "Bohemia".
In the period from 1992 to 2008, he sang with the Ruse Opera, under the baton of conductor Georgi Dimitrov - in the Netherlands, USA, Germany, Austria, Spain - in the roles of Raimondo in "Lucia di Lammermoor" by Donizetti, Zakaria by " Nabucco "by Verdi, Ramphis in" Aida "by Verdi, Sparafuchile in" Rigoletto "by Verdi, Basilio in" The Barber of Seville "by Rossini, Timur in" Turandot "by Puccini, Ferrando in" Troubadour "by Verdi. Diman Panchev sang as King Philip in "Ver Carlos" by Verdi at the premiere performance of the Stara Zagora Opera - in 2001. He toured in Salzburg with "Bohemia" by Puccini, with "Turandot" by Puccini - in Austria, Germany, Spain, USA. With the State Opera - Burgas, under the baton of maestro Ivan Kozhuharov, he was on tour in the United States, Germany, Austria - in the period 2005 - 2007 - with "Nabucco" and "Aida" by Verdi, "Turandot" and "Tosca" by Puccini - in the festivals: Bellinzona - Switzerland, in the Festival Hall "Grosses Festspielhaus" in Salzburg - Austria, the festivals in Ravenna and Perugia - Italy, Santander - Spain, Skopje - Macedonia and others. and others.
He participated as a soloist in "Don Carlos" by Verdi, and his debut in the role was in 1994 on the stage of the Burgas Opera, with conductor Ivan Vulpe, where he sang in "Bohemia" by Puccini, "Aida" by Verdi, " "The Barber of Seville" by Rossini, "Samson and Delilah" by Camille Saint-Saens, "Nabucco", "Manon Lescaut" by Puccini, "Ball with Masks", "Nabucco" by Verdi and others.
Diman Panchev is the winner of the First Prize of the competition in Callosa de Sarria, Alicante, Spain - in 1997 - Elena Obraztsova, Finalis Irun, Spain - 1998. Solo CD Artenova Classics was released - in 1997 - LC 3480, Munchel JMP Liturgical songs LC 8870, Switzerland Novalis 1999 LC071.

Iliana Todorova, piano

Iliana Todorova was born in Burgas. He graduated from the High School of Music "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”in his hometown with Elena Peeva, at the same time he is a part-time student in the class of Prof. Julia and Konstantin Ganevi, students and heirs of the Russian pedagogue Neuhaus, at the State Academy of Music Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”, where he later received his higher education in the class of Prof. Stella Dimitrova - Maystorova and a master's degree from Prof. Borislava Taneva. Winner of 12 national and international awards (five first), including - First Prize of "Svetoslav Obretenov", Grand Prix of the international competition "Albert Roussel", Second Prize of "Virtuosos of the Piano", Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, the fifth prize of the XXI International Competition for Pianists Senigallia, Italy, Carl Filch, Sibiu, Romania, and others. He has participated in dozens of national and international festivals in Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Slovakia, Italy, Austria, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, France, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, and many others. He plays with all leading orchestras in Bulgaria, as well as with a number of European ensembles. Member of "Trio di Vienna". Performs over a hundred national and world premieres of works by Bulgarian and European contemporary composers. Performs on prestigious catwalks such as Biblioteca Berio, Genoa, and Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Italy, International Cultural Center Athanaeum, Athens, Bösendorfer Saal, Vienna, World Cultural, and Congress Center, Hong Kong, and many others. He teaches master classes in piano and chamber music in Austria, Italy, Romania, Cyprus, Hong Kong. Recorded for Bulgarian National Radio, Bulgarian National Television, ERT-3, Greece, RAI 1- Italy, National Radio and Television of Hong Kong. Her productions are included in the Golden Fund of the Bulgarian National Radio. He has released 9 CDs - for the American company "IMO", "Crystal", Greece, Voiceart, Austria, and the Union of Bulgarian Composers. He is constantly recording film productions with the Italian recording studio Sud Ovest Records. Iliana Todorova is a member of the Albert Roussel International Association, France, the Schubert Society, Austria, and the Bulgarian representation of the International Contemporary Music Association. Iliana Todorova has nearly twenty years of academic experience as a teacher of piano and chamber music at NBU and NMA and is an annual educator and pianist at the Summer Academy for master classes at Ost-West-Musikfest, St. Polten, Austria. She has participated in March Music Days, Sofia Music Weeks, Salon of Arts, Pianissimo, Review of New Bulgarian Music, Thracian Summer, Austrian Music Weeks, and a number of international forums in various countries.
Publications: Creative publications (released CDs): • Contemporary Bulgarian and Greek composers Duo Lafchieva-Todorova Denitsa Lafchieva, clarinet Iliana Todorova, piano 1998, "Crystal", Greece • Petar Petrov Piano Concerto in Memory of Eric Sati Chamber Ensemble " "conductor Veselin Baichev 2000, Union of Bulgarian Composers • Mozart, Concerto for piano and orchestra KV 412, Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Naiden Todorov 2000, Music minus one, USA • Mozart, Concerto for piano and orchestra KV 413, Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Naiden Todorov , Music minus one, USA • Duo Kuzmanova-Todorova Caesar Frank Bach Sarasate 2001, Voiceart, Austria • Mozart, Concertos for piano and orchestra KV 38 and 40, Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Naiden Todorov 2002, Music minus one, USA • Homage a violin " Da Vinci "- Stradivarius 1725 duo Kuzmanova-Todorova 2004, Voiceart, Austria • Camille Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto in G minor Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Naiden Todorov 2005, Music minus one , USA • Mozart, Piano Concerto KV 482, Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Naiden Todorov 2007, Naxos, Holland Scientific reports: "Hindemith in Bulgaria between the two world wars", Young Scientific Forum for Music and Dance, issue 1 (2007) " The Piano and the Pianist ", Young Scientific Forum for Music and Dance, issue 3 (2009)" Origin and changes in the semantics of the term "symphony" ", Young Scientific Forum for music and dance, issue 4 (2010)" The romantic sonata form - transformations (development and differences from the classical), Young Scientific Forum for Music and Dance, issue 5 (2011).