14 may 2021 Opera Burgas Invites To "Time Travel" On Sunday

The first of a series of concert events, which present the most characteristic historical time, transformed into the art of music, as well as acquaintance with the main directions of philosophy and cultural canons for the respective era, is "Time Travel" - on May 16, from 19:00, in the hall of the Burgas Opera.
The two opera singers - Maria Tsvetkova-Madzharova, Nona Krastnikova, the pianist Mira Iskarova and Diana Avelova, project artist, share their impatience to present moments of contact with the baroque art to the Burgas audience, as well as to the guests of the city, in today's contradictory, difficult, but also interesting times:
The audience will be translated through different epochs and genres of classical music as part of a series of concerts "Journey through Time". First, on May 16 we will move to the XVII and XVIII centuries, Baroque, after the Renaissance - French (baroque), Italian (Barocco), means an irregular pearl or a fake gem. Splendor, clutter, the noisy abundance of details, but also melodies that touch the senses, stories about empresses and kings, affairs and intrigues, depicted in music by Handel, Rameau, Vivaldi, Purcell. Two sopranos, piano, duets, and arias (less), in which you will recognize famous motifs from favorite movies. This sound magic will be accompanied by a walk through the Louvre, the Hermitage, Petra, and the Pyramids, in the form of multimedia. The vision of the project is taken care of by the artist Diana Avelova - a young artist who studies fine arts and costume not anywhere, but at the Academy of Performing Arts in Paris.
The choreography of the concert performance is by Patricia Soares. She is from Lisbon, Portugal, she studied classical dance in Lisbon and Madrid. She has worked as a ballerina at the State Opera - Stara Zagora, and since 2019 she has been working at the State Opera - Burgas. Her repertoire includes: "Don Quixote", "Swan Lake", "Giselle", "Sleeping Beauty", "The Hazelnut Crusher" and others. Only music has the power to take us for a second, wherever we want, come with us on a journey in the Baroque era, we will discover a lot of beauty! ”, Says the soprano Maria Tsvetkova-Madzharova about the attractive project.
"This concert takes us back to the Baroque era, walking us through the most beautiful corners of this style of music - dreaminess and fairytale woven into a polyphonic alloy, complemented by magical multimedia and dance - that's what you can participate in", says about the aesthetic vision of the concert the soprano Nona Krastnikova.
"The meeting with this music project is especially personal for me. I don't know if we will be able to take a closer look at Baroque music, but I hope that we and the audience of the Burgas Opera will be lucky enough, to be honest enough in it. I think that on May 16 we will meet with a very emotional and honest interpretation of some of the most impressive baroque arias and duets. With sincere excitement I invite the fans of opera, and not only them - to this special concert ", raises the emotional level before the concert pianist Mira Iskarova, with whom Maria Tsvetkova-Madzharova and Nona Krastnikova already have a solid number of joint chamber performances. Mira Iskarova is known among film and theater circles as a composer of music for a number of successful theater productions and film titles.
"After I finished the French language class at PGRE" G. S. Rakovski ”- Burgas, I went to pursue my dreams as a designer in Paris. There I studied Applied Arts and Fashion Design at the Atelier de Sévres University of the Arts. I have been studying drawing, ballet, piano, and theater since I was a child, and music has always gone hand in hand with me. That's how I discovered Opera - the perfect symbiosis between several arts. My creative process is strongly influenced by music and its history. Behind every tone can be hope, pain, passion ... I have a special attitude to Baroque music. It inspires me with its rich ornamentation and striving for perfection ", shares Diana Avelova, artist of the project" Time Travel ".

Tickets for the concert "Time Travel" can be found at the box office of the Opera, at the box office "Clock" / in front of the hotel "Bulgaria", as well as in the networks of Grabo and Eventim, as well as in the links to events in the program: https: / /operabourgas.com/bg/programme on 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 performers:
Maria Tsvetkova-Madzharova, 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 touring projects 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 survey of the classical music show "Allegro Vivace" on the program "Horizon" of the Bulgarian National Radio.

Nona Krastnikova, soprano, graduated in opera singing with Prof. Mila Dyulgerova at the Pancho Vladigerov National Music Academy and has been working with her as a vocal pedagogue. She has specialized as a fellow in Modena, Italy, with Raina Kabaivanska, and in the opera studio in Graz, Austria. She has participated in masterclasses by Ana Tomova Sintova (2011, 2014, 2015), Kiri te Kanava and Federica von Stade (2008), for a German song with Prof. Hartmut Noll and others. He won third prize at the Mirabent I Magrans International Competition (2014, Sitges, Barcelona); at the International Competition for Young Opera Singers "Boris Hristov" the same year, Grand Prix at the "Crown of Tarnovo" and third prize at the International Competition for Song Duos "Alza Respighi" Verona, Italy. Nona Krastnikova is a full-time soloist at the Burgas Opera, where she has over ten main roles such as Mimi from the opera "Bohemia", Tosca and Madame Butterfly from the operas of the same name by Giacomo Puccini, Amelia from "Masked Ball" by Giuseppe Verdi, the Countess in "The Wedding of Figaro, Donna Elvira in "Don Juan" and Fjordiligi in "So Do All" by WA Mozart, Micaela in "Carmen" by Georges Bizet and others.
In 2011 he formed the duo "Collage" with the pianist Maria Ruseva. In October 2015, the duo "Collage" won the third prize at the competition for song duos "Elsa Respighi" in Verona, Italy.

Mira Iskarova is a Bulgarian pianist and composer. She was born in Burgas, where she graduated from the Music School in the piano classes of Julia Nenova and Radka Chomakova, and later the National Music Academy "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”, Sofia in the piano class of Prof. Marina Kapatsinskaya.
As a performer, he gives solo concerts within local and international festivals, including "European Music Festival", Sofia; "International Music Festival" - Hamburg, "Young People in Art" - Moscow, Amsterdam, and others. He has won a number of awards from competitions in Bulgaria and around the world. As a pianist, her repertoire covers music from the Baroque period to the present day.
Mira Iskarova is an author of film and theater music, works with directors Georgi Dyulgerov, Ogi Kostovski, Slava Doycheva, Delyan Iliev, and others.
Creator and host of a podcast show where he invites "strange birds" to talk about their favorite music.
She starred as an actress in the films "You are beautiful, my dear", "Glory", "Marriage" and others.
He is a lecturer at the National Academy of Music “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ".