29 june 2020 Unforgettable "Toast" in Expo Center "Flora"

A magnificent summer toast at the Flora Exposition Center was given yesterday by the soloists and the choir of the State Opera - Burgas to the audience, thirsty for contact with living art! Style, sophistication, class, the beauty of voices and consonances, grabbing emotion - there was everything in the sparkling mood of Sunday's"Toast"!
The soloists: Joana Zhelezcheva, Maria Tsvetkova-Madzharova, Shmilena Sultanova, Daniela Dyakova, Yani Nikolov, Alexander Krunev, Branimir Nedkov, Diman Panchev, and Kostadin Mechkov, the choir of the State Opera - Burgas, with conductor Nevena Mihaylova, the opera singers: Vessela Aposto Todorov, Milen Dinolov, Stefka Hristozova, as well as the accompanist Mira Iskarova, created a real festive atmosphere - with presence, talent and a shared emotional palette!

The courtyard of the Expo Center "Flora", which traditionally hosts jazz concerts, was announced by opera voices on Sunday night. People who happened to be at an opera concert in the audience said after the event that they did not want to leave, they liked it so much. Yes, indeed, classical music is contagious - with its ennobling charge, which is an indispensable aesthetic category.

The program, which included toasts from various operas, included: "Toast" from the operetta "The Bat" by Johann Strauss, performed by sopranos Maria Tsvetkova-Madzharova, Shmilena Sultanova, and Branimir Nedkov, baritone. From the same work of the Austrian composer sounded: Aria of Prince Orlovski, presented by Shmilena Sultanova, and Aria of Rosalinda, performed by Maria Tsvetkova-Madjarova. Two "Toasts" - from the opera "Don Juan" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and from the opera "The Bell" by Gaetano Donizetti, were performed by Branimir Nedkov. Orsini's toast from the opera Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti and Gypsy Song from the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet was presented by the mezzo-soprano Daniela Dyakova, and her partner in the emblematic aria from Carmen was Vessela Apostolova and Stefka Hristozova. The aria of the bullfighter, also from "Carmen", was performed by the baritone Alexander Krunev, whom the audience heard with "Toast" from the opera "Othello" by Giuseppe Verdi, along with Milen Dinolov and Lyubomir Todorov. Diman Panchev's bass voice was heard in Ralph's Aria from the opera "The Beauty of Perth" and in A Song of the Drunk by Tikhon Hrennikov. Kostadin Mechkov, bass, presented an aria by Prince Galitsky from the opera "Prince Igor" by Alexander Borodin. "Toast" from "Macbeth" and "Bolero of Elena" from the opera "Sicilian Evenings" / by Giuseppe Verdi / the audience heard performed by soprano Joanna Zhelezcheva. The tenor Yani Nikolov performed the Neapolitan canzonet "Not ti scordar di me" by the composer Ernesto de Curtis.

The expected culmination of the opera night was the finale, in which the popular "Toast" from Giuseppe Verdi's opera "La Traviata" sounded, in which the singers raised a glass of champagne - as a symbol of sparkling mood and refined attitude to life and good taste.

The program includes the choir of the State Opera - Burgas, which completed the festive sound of the concert. The conductor of the choir Nevena Mihaylova was recently awarded by the Mayor of Burgas Dimitar Nikolov - for special services in the field of culture. At the piano was Mira Iskarova, who successfully partnered with the solo parties and choral performances, delving deeply into the messages of the musical text.

At the concert there was a finale after the finale - after the end of the program, the soloists and the choir greeted with "For Many Years" and surprised a birthday woman from the team of the State Opera - Burgas. The famous Orthodox chant, which wishes prosperity and long life, sounded like a beautiful emotional code of Sunday's music night at the Flora Expo Center.