24 july 2020 Strauss's Music Adds AristocracyTto The Summer Theater Еdelina Kaneva, Marcho Apostolov and Maria Tsvetkova-Madjarova are in the star artistic cast of "The Bat"

Another exciting event within the Burgas Music Festival "Emil Chakarov", performed by the State Opera - Burgas, in partnership with the Municipality of Burgas, is one of the most popular operetta titles - "The Bat" by Johann Strauss - son - on July 28, Tuesday, from 9 pm, on the stage of the Summer Theater - Burgas. The comic operetta in three acts has not been recently staged in Burgas and will attract the interest of fans of glamorous music, carrying aristocratic flavor, finesse and lightness of the Viennese waltz and characterized by its life-affirming messages, creating an atmosphere of a little beautiful escape from reality. The libretto is by Carl Hafner and Richard Genet, written after the farce of JR Benedict "The Prison" and the vaudeville of Henri Mayak and Louis Alevi "The Midnight Ball".
In the star, the artistic caste of "The Bat" аre the opera prima Edelina Kaneva, in the role of Rosalinda, / on July 19 the Burgas audience heard her in different roles, in the concert performance "Swing Classic", in the Expo Center "Flora", which took place at great success / and the tenor Marcho Apostolov, as Gabriel von Eisenstein - both soloists of the Musical Theater "Stefan Makedonski", with numerous performances on Bulgarian and foreign stages. On August 11, the Burgas audience will see them in the lead roles in the Broadway musical "Kiss Me, Kate" to the music of Cole Porter, directed by Alexander Tekeliev, whose brilliant premiere closed last year's Burgas Music Festival, and in November 2019 The production was presented with great success at the National Theater, where the audience sent the magnificent artistic ensemble on its feet.
As Adela, the Burgas audience will have the opportunity to see the soprano Maria Tsvetkova-Madzharova, who a few days ago made a remarkable debut on the stage of the Summer Theater in the role of Leonora from the opera "Troubadour" by Giuseppe Verdi, as a stage partner of world tenor Kamen Chanev. The other roles, each of which has an important function in the fun plot, characterized by funny twists, challenges and "lessons for adults", ie. for grown children who have forgotten to learn some life lessons based on fundamental maxims, are entrusted to Lina Peeva, mezzo-soprano, in the role of Ida, tenor Yani Nikolov enters the image of Alfred, as Dr. Falke on stage comes baritone Jordan Hristozov, Dr. Blind - Miroslav Dimitrov, Frank - Kostadin Mechkov, as Prince Orlovski we will see Shmilena Sultanova, Frosch will be Peter Tiholov. The orchestra of the State Opera - Burgas will play under the baton of conductor Tsanislav Petkov, who conducts the title for the first time. The production, which bears the characteristic innovative features and trends in the preferred modern stage techniques, including multimedia, simpler sets, which allow emphasizing the acting and the messages of the musical motifs, is the work of Hans Newenhuis. The director is Darina Glavanakova-Bakardzhieva, the scenography and costumes are by Madis Nurms, assistant-director - Lina Peeva. . The conductor of the choir of the Burgas Opera is Nevena Mihailova, the dances are the work of Nedko Georgiev, the concertmaster is Yordan Kovachev. The artistic groups of people and ballet of the State Opera - Burgas take part in the spectacular production. The mood for the audience is guaranteed, and the famous themes of the operetta, which have long lived their autonomous life in the music space, will immerse them in the unique atmosphere and sophistication of the Vie

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For the soloists:

Edelina Kaneva was born in Sofia and is a graduate of the State Administration "P. Vladigerov".
The singer makes her debut on the stage of the Burgas State Opera. Following are 3 seasons in which she is engaged in the opera in Leipzig. Since 1996 she has been the premier soloist at the St. Makedonski National Theater. Her repertoire includes the central parts in the operas "Troubadour", "Tosca", "The Wedding of Figaro", "Don Juan", the operettas "The Bat", "Gypsy Baron", "Countess Maritsa", "The Land of Smiles", "The Queen of Chardasha "," The Great Unknown ", the musicals" Cats "," Some Prefer It Hot "," West Side Story "," The Wolf and the Seven Goats ". He is a guest soloist of symphony orchestras with an oratorio repertoire. There are recordings for the National Radio and the National Television

Edelina Kaneva is a music producer of a series of Christmas concerts for BNT and BNT 2, initiator and participant of projects in jazz and pop music. She worked on the project of the French Ministry of Culture "K and the Road to the Castle" - a contemporary opera by Carol Beffa, based on the novel by F. Kafka. Since 2012 he has been a lecturer at NMU “L. Pipkov ”, majoring in pop and jazz singing, and since 2017 a music director at Alexandra Audio. She has toured successfully in Japan, Germany, France, Spain, Israel, and many others.
From 2000 to 2010 he was a regular guest soloist at the Teatro Lirico D ’Europa and the Mozart Festival Opera in the United States. She has participated many times in the festivals Apollonia, Sofia Music Weeks, Salon of Arts, Varna Summer, and festivals in Greece, Israel, and Germany.
In 2018 Edelina Kaneva is part of the extremely successful project of Sofia Opera and Ballet, "Mamma Mia" directed by Acad. P. Kartalov, in which she plays the lead role of Donna Sheridan.
Marcho Apostolov: He was born in 1970 in the city of Varna. He graduated from the Fourth Language School "Frederic Joliot-Curie" - Varna and then began to study at the High School of Music "Dobri Hristov" - Varna. Continues its development at the State Music Academy "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov in Sofia. Mancho Apostolov's first solo debut was in 1994. in the title parts of the operas Orpheus by Claudio Monteverdi and Abu Hassan by Carl Maria von Weber. Since 1998 works as a soloist at the State Musical Theater "Stefan Makedonski" and performs roles in both classical operettas and musicals. Participates in numerous festivals, projects, and international events. He is also a soloist of the Sofia, Plovdiv, Vratsa, and Sliven Philharmonic Orchestras. Since 2001 he has been invited to representative performances of the National Opera and Ballet - Sofia, as well as to the operas in Plovdiv, Varna, Ruse, and Burgas. Recordings have been made for the National Radio, the National Television, as well as for the company GEGA New.
In 2002 - for his roles as Jesus in "Jesus Christ Superstar" by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Count Danilo Danilovic in "The Merry Widow" by Franz Lehar
"Crystal Lyre" in the category of best performer of opera and operetta art - an annual award for excellence in music, awarded by the Union of Music and Dance in Bulgaria, the Center for Music and Dance at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria and Classic FM Radio.
Maria Tsvetkova-Madzharova 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, Cerlina 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 Czardas" 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.

Shmilena Sultanova graduated from AMTII - Plovdiv with a degree in opera singing with Prof. Kalina Zhekova. Since 1998 he has been a soloist at the Konstantin Kisimov Music Theater in Veliko Tarnovo. In 2004 he entered as a soloist at the State Opera - Burgas. He is a regular guest soloist at the State Opera - Stara Zagora and the State Opera - Varna. Her repertoire includes Fenena in Nabucco, Donna Elvira in Don Juan, Tosca in Tosca, the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Dorabella in So Do All, Silva in The Queen. on the Chardasha ”, Anna Glavari in“ The Merry Widow ”, Elena in“ The Beautiful Elena ”, Maritsa in“ Countess Maritsa ”, Angel in“ The Count von Luxemburg ”and many others.

Yordan Hristozov's debut was in 1998 when he participated in joint tours of the Danube Opera - Ruse and Euro Stage - Amsterdam. The baritone continues to develop his talent on tours of OFD - Pleven, and then as a soloist of OFD - Ruse. Soloist of the State Opera - Burgas since 2009. His repertoire includes baritone parts from the operas "Madame Butterfly", "The Barber of Seville", "La Traviata", "Bohemia", "Carmen", "The Magic Flute", the musical "Sluzhbogontsi". the operettas "Countess Maritsa", "Gypsy Baron", "Charlie's Aunt" and others.

Yani Nikolov is a graduate of NUMSI "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov" in Burgas, majoring in clarinet. Winner of numerous awards in the country and abroad. Since 2009, a student at the National Music Academy "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov" - Sofia, majoring in classical singing, in the class of Maria Belcheva. He was noticed as a student and the first roles were not late. He made his debut on the stage of the Sofia Opera and Ballet, in student projects of academician Plamen Kartalov. Participant in many master classes of world singers and musicians such as: Carlo Colombara, Roberto Skandyutsi, Luciana Dintino, Christian Benedict, Richard Barker, Darina Takova, Orlin Anastasov, Emil Ivanov, Katya Borisova, Ivan Konsulov and others.

Participant in opera festivals and concerts in Bulgaria, Greece, Austria, Romania, and Switzerland. The most prestigious among them are: Bulgaria Hall with the Sofia Philharmonic, Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture with the Bucharest Philharmonic. Guest performer at the European Parliament in Brussels, on the occasion of the national holiday of Bulgaria, under the patronage of the Bulgarian government.

Kostadin Mechkov Graduated from the Vocal Faculty of the National Academy of Music “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”with classical singing in the class of Prof. Ilka Popova. Before and after graduation he received awards from national and international competitions - first prize in the competition "Svetoslav Obretenov", third prize in the International Competition for Young Opera Performers "Elena Nikolai". He made his debut on the stage of the State Opera - Varna in "The Barber of Seville" in 2010, and during the same stage he played the role of Colin in "Bohemia" at the Sofia Opera and Ballet. A frequent guest of the Sofia Opera and Ballet, Sofia Philharmonic, opera houses in Varna, Stara Zagora, Plovdiv, and Burgas. He has performed on foreign opera stages such as the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid and the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo. Participant in the master classes of Raina Kabaivanska in the period 2010-2016. For three consecutive years, she won scholarships to study in Siena and Modena, Italy. Participates in the concert "Stars of the Opera" at the National Palace of Culture, dedicated to the 80th anniversary of Raina Kabaivanska.

Tsanislav Petkov - conductor

Pianist, graduated with a master's degree in opera and symphony conducting at the National Music Academy "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”- Sofia in the class of Prof. Plamen Djurov. Tsanislav Petkov is only 30 years old, but he has an enviable career as a conductor.

He has conducted many projects as a student, and his debut was as a conductor of the Academic Symphony Orchestra. He was the conductor of the orchestra of the National Musical Theater "Stefan Makedonski" - Sofia.

Along with his work at the State Opera - Burgas, he is the chief conductor of the Haskovo Chamber Orchestra.