17 july 2020 Opera Singers Perform Swing For The First Time In Burgas

After the successful concert "Retro" on July 3, in which the soloists of the State Opera - Burgas for the first time presented music with a retro sound from the "golden musical years" of the XX century, this Sunday, July 19, again in the open space at the Flora Exhibition Center - Burgas, from 7.30 pm, the sopranos Edelina Kaneva and Nona Krastnikova will infuse their talent and respect for swing - as a way of thinking, worldview and intelligent approach to the realities of life, in the concert event "Swing Classic".

The concert is included in the framework of cultural tourist weekends, organized by the Municipality of Burgas and related to a common thematic idea. The unifying theme this week is "jazz". In addition to the wonderful soloists, Burgas music lovers, who have a sense of quality music and aesthetic taste, will have the opportunity to hear compositions from the repertoire of colossi in jazz culture, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, and others.

The eternal nostalgic melodies will be heard, carrying the surreal beauty of a world that seems to be encapsulated and protected from the passage of time and dynamic changes.

"My man's gone now" / from the opera "Porgy and Bess" /, music - George Gershwin, "The man I love", music - George Gershwin, "It ain't necessarily so" / from the opera "Porgy and Bess" /, music - George Gershwin, "Summertime" / from the opera "Porgy and Bess" /, music - George Gershwin, "It never was you", music - Kurt Weil, "I've got rhythm", music - George Gershwin "Lullaby of birthland ”, music - J. Schering, "September Song", music - Kurt Weil, "Unforgettable", music - Irving Gordon, "Someone to watch over me", music - George Gershwin, "Moon River", music - Henry Mancini, "Sway", music - L. Demetrio, "Amadu Mio" - music by Doris Fischer and A. Roberts, "Libertango", music - A. Piazzolla, "Favorite things" - music by R. Rogers and others.

the construction of a stylish and touching sound will be partnered by Mira Iskarova - on the piano, Rositsa Toncheva - double bass, Patrick Konov - trumpet, drums - Kiro Ivanov.

The audience will have the opportunity to experience a harmony of emotions, a magnificently recreated touch to an exquisite aesthetic universe, marked by polyphonic sensitivity and inimitable velvety finesse. This music brings the nostalgic tenderness of a seemingly suppressed but inwardly overflowing feeling, like a muffled cry for more beauty in a not so perfect world ...

Emotional accents shared "behind the scenes" by sopranos Nona Krastnikova and Edelina Kaneva:

Nona Krastnikova:

When I came across the album "Women in jazz" I was on tour in America. I was amazed and in love from the first listen. These singers knew how to tell stories only with their voice, feminine and sensual. This is music that requires purity and depth of expression, unadulterated passion, sincerity, which spread like a fog and embrace the listener in an invisible grip of love.

I never thought I could touch this music other than as a listener. Then last summer the Burgas Opera made "Kiss Me, Kate" - a musical by Cole Porter, which this year we will perform on August 11, at the Summer Theater. During the rehearsal period, I met and had the good fortune to communicate with Edelina Kaneva - a woman and artist, whom I deeply admire. She made me believe that I carry this music in my heart and I started dreaming of a concert. You can't imagine how grateful I am to the director of the Burgas Opera Alexander Tekeliev for assigning us this dream task. Moreover - we will have wonderful musicians with us - such as Mira Iskarova - piano, Rositsa Toncheva - double bass, Patrick Konov - trumpet, Kiro Ivanov - drums.

I can not wait

Edelina Kaneva:

Love at first sight!

I was a very young girl when my father on one of his many trips, as a national basketball player, brought a record to Ella and Sachmo!

That's when I first heard Gershwin's Summertime! I didn't even suspect that this was the first opera for colored people in America!

Of course, Kurt Weil's Soft Knife was also was present there.

I listened to this music to the point of fainting again and again and I dreamed, dreamed, dreamed!

I am a big dreamer!

Thank God, happy dreamer, because many of my deepest dreams have come true!

This love of mine for Gershwin and Kurt Weil is for life!

Thanks to Opera Burgas and Nona Krastnikova for being the basis of this concert, which will give me great pleasure, I hope for you too !!!