13 july 2020 World-famous Тenor Kamen Chanev At The Troubadour On Wednesday Soprano Maria Tsvetkova-Madzharova debuts in the role of Leonora

The third stage event within the Burgas Musical Festival "Emil Chakarov", performed by the State Opera - Burgas, in partnership with the Municipality of Burgas, gathers on the stage of the Summer Theater - on Wednesday, July 15, from 21:00, star artistic cast. The world-famous tenor Kamen Chanev has been rehearsing with the artistic ensemble and orchestra of the Burgas State Opera since yesterday, and on Wednesday night he will play the dramatic role of troubadour Manrico, for whom the stars have assigned a thorny destiny dotted with obstacles, a meeting with pure love. the inevitable tragedy of redemption. A real musical and aesthetic holiday for the Burgas audience is his every appearance on our stage. The last time when viewers abroad had the chance to see the exclusive "Aida" with his participation, in the role of Radames, was during the online broadcast in the program of the Bulgarian National Radio and the Sofia Philharmonic "Together in Crisis" in May, vol. The recording was from a performance performed on the stage of the Summer Theater in the seaside town. The feedback from the international audience was extremely positive, and the opinion was expressed that the production of Prof. Pavel Gerdjikov, under the direction of Ivan Kozhuharov, is not inferior to the performances in the most prestigious opera world stages - both as a soloist and as production decisions.
The Troubadour is one of Giuseppe Verdi's most beloved operas, with its dramatic plot, images that have become iconic - the famous gypsy Azuchena, the troubadour Manrico, the beautiful Leonora - with her crystal clear soul and unearthly beautiful love, as well as Count di Moon - with a repulsed and wounded heart, looking for hope in revenge and revenge. The beautiful Verdi's music will bring together on the open stage in the Seaside Park famous opera artists - besides the guest tenor Kamen Chanev, in the role of Leonora the Burgas audience and the guests of the city will have the opportunity to attend the remarkable debut of soprano Maria Tsvetkova-Madzharova. incredible love, explainable excitement, attention to detail, and respect for the musical text and their stage partners. In the role of the controversial dramatic figure of Count Di Luna we will see the baritone Alexander Krunev. Mezzo-soprano Daniela Dyakova, who we recently saw in the role of the mysterious fortune teller Ulrika in the opera "Masked Ball" by Verdi - at the opening of the Burgas Music Festival, will play the role of Azuchena. The iconic gypsy is a collective image of tragedy, long-hidden pain, a tearing sense of duty to the blood commandment and messages of the family, and a desire to arrange the fateful solitaire, seeking redemption and revenge. As Ferrando, head of the palace guard, the audience will see bassist Diman Panchev, who last week played the role of conspirator Tom in "Masked Ball". In the role of Ines, Leonora's trusted friend, the mezzo-soprano Lina Peeva, who is also the assistant director of the production, appears on the stage. Ruitz will be Lyubomir Todorov, the image of the Old Gypsy will be Nikolay Nikolov, Vestitel will be Valyu Totev. The orchestra, choir, and ballet of the State Opera - Burgas take part in the large-scale performance. The conductor is maestro Ivan Kozhuharov, the impressive directing and scenography, as well as the beautiful costumes, completely in the spirit of the presented era, are the work of Ivan Savov. The conductor of the choir - a major participant in the development of the drama of the stage performance, is Nevena Mihaylova, who was recently awarded the prize of the Municipality of Burgas for special services in the field of culture. The sculpture is by Galina Kalcheva, the creator of the brilliant Dance Gala, which delivered aesthetic pleasure to the audience at the Summer Theater on Friday. The concertmaster is Vanya Zlateva, assistant directors of the production are Lina Peeva and Petar Tiholov.



For the soloists:

Kamen CHANEV - guest, in the role of troubadour Manrico

Kamen Chanev was born in Sliven. He graduated from the French High School in his hometown, and then from the Conservatory in Sofia. He specializes in Rome, at the Academy of Boris Hristov. In 1992 he started working at the Sofia Opera. After five seasons, he moved to Prague, where he sang for two years before becoming a freelancer.
He has worked with Alexandrina Milcheva, Gena Dimitrova, Leone Madjera (Luciano Pavarotti's pianist). Winner of the Yossi Björling Competition, Sweden. He performs in the main tenor repertoire - apart from Bulgaria and on the big opera stages in Europe, Asia and the USA. He has prestigious engagements on the stages of the Vienna State Opera (as De Grijo in "Manon Lescaut" and Pinkerton in "Madame Butterfly") and in the Arena Di Verona (Calaf in "Turandot").
The singer's repertoire is diverse and includes over 30 main roles ("Aida", "Don Carlos", "La Traviata", "Rigoletto", "Village Honor", "Clowns", "Troubadour", "Madame Butterfly", "Tosca", "Rigoletto", "Carmen"), as well as the tenor parts from the cantata-oratorio works "Ninth Symphony" by Beethoven, "Requiem" by Mozart, Verdi and Dvorak, "Stabat Mater" by Rossini, "Symphony №8" by Mahler.
Chanev is one of the singers who continue to strengthen the fame of the operatic talent of the Bulgarians. Free in spirit, he does not want to be associated with any opera house. Kamen works in Vienna, but is sought after by the biggest opera stages. The tenor is grateful to the Sofia Opera and Ballet, from whose stage his career started.

Maria Tsvetkova-Madzharova, soprano - debut in the role of Leonora

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 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.

Daniela DYAKOVA, mezzo-soprano, in the role of Azuchena

Daniela Dyakova (mezzo-soprano) graduated in opera singing at the Music Academy “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”in Sofia in the class of Prof. Rusko Ruskov and opera prima Hristina Angelakova. Participates in the Master Classes of Luca Gorla in "Scuola Civica di Musica" in Milan, Italy, and Carolyn Diuma in Sozopol. He specializes in opera singing with Sergio Segalini at the Accademia D’Arte Lirica in Osimo, Italy. Daniela Dyakova has won several awards from prestigious singing competitions, including First Prize at the International Opera Competition "Hopes, Talents, Masters" (Dobrich), First Prize at the Young Opera Singers Competition - Sofia, Second Prize at the International Opera Competition Georgi Zlatev -Cherkin ”- Sofia and First Prize in the“ Tsvetana Djakovic ”competition.
Her repertoire includes the parts of Adalidza from Norma, Amneris from Aida, Azuchena from Troubadour, Princess Eboli from Don Carlos, Fenena from Nabucco, Carmen from the opera of the same name, Rosina from The Barber of Seville. Dorabella from "So Do All," Delilah from "Samson and Delilah" by Massenet, and others
She has toured on the stages of prestigious opera houses in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, China, Taiwan, Japan under the direction of Naiden Todorov, Diyan Chobanov, Grigor Palikarov, Bareza, Oren, Lorenzo Ramos, Alessandro San Giorgi, Gerardo Vera, Jose Cabaye, Javier Sarano, Aidar Toribaev, Piotr Vandilovski.
Along with her artistic performances at home and abroad, she managed to skillfully manage as Artistic Director of the Sliven Symphony Orchestra (2004-2016).

Alexander KRUNEV, in the role of Count Di Luna

Graduated from SMU "Lyubomir Pipkov" - Sofia, majoring in "singing", and then - FTA "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”- Sofia, Vocal Faculty, in the class of Prof. Iliya Yosifov. He also studied with Nikola Nikolov and the baritone Sabin Markov. His last vocal pedagogue is Gena Dimitrova. His first performances were in small roles at the Sofia Opera and Ballet. His debut in a central role was as a student in the role of Georges Germont in the opera "La Traviata", staged by the State Opera - Plovdiv. Since then, his repertoire has grown by seventy roles. Audiences know him as Rigoletto, Nabucco and Falstaff from the operas of the same name, as well as Iago in Othello, Count di Luna in The Troubadour, Renato in The Masked Ball, Marquis Pose in Don Carlos, Don Carlo in "Hernani", Don Carlo in "The Power of Fate" by Verdi, in Puccini's operas - Baron Scarpia in "Tosca", Sharples in "Madame Butterfly", Ping in "Turandot", Lesco in "Manon Lesco", Marcel in " Bohemia, his repertoire in Rossini's operas includes Figaro in The Barber of Seville, Tadeo in The Italian in Algeria; in Leoncavallo's opera The Clowns he also played the roles of Tonio and Silvio. In Mozart's operas he is known as Don Juan, Alfio in Rural Honor, in Hoffmann's Tales he has performed Lindorf, Kopelius, Da Pertuto and Dr. Miracle, in Donizetti's operas he is Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Malatesta in Don Pasquale. Performer of cantata and oratorio works - "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff, "Requiem" by Mozart, "Symphony №9" by Beethoven and others. Long-term soloist of the Sofia Opera and Ballet. Since 2008 he has been a soloist at the State Opera - Burgas. He has toured throughout Europe, America, Japan, Korea, Morocco, Algeria.

Winner of the Golden Pen Award for achievements on the occasion of the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture.


Diman PANCHEV, in the role of Ferrando

Diman Panchev 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 Sliven Opera House, 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 conductors Ivan Marionov, Ruslan Raichev, Boris Hinchev, Mihail Angelov, Metodi Matakiev. He also debuted as Colin in Puccini's Bohemia, starring 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 participants 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.

Creation history and content:

Giuseppe Verdi wrote the music in 1852, in just 29 days. Its first premiere was in January 1853 at the Apollo Theater in Rome. Parts of "Troubadour" were staged in Bulgaria at the beginning of opera in our country - in 1914.
The libretto of the opera is based on the drama of the same name by Garcia Gutierrez. The action takes place in Biscay and Aragon / Spain / in the XV century. A gypsy enchants the younger son of Count Di Luna's father, for which she is burned at the stake. Her daughter has vowed to avenge the count and steal the child. The old count, dying of grief, swears to his older son to find his lost brother. The mission remained unfulfilled until the tragedy was gradually forgotten. By the time the Count, the older brother, faces the political adversary and rival in love, the troubadour Manrico. The two vow to appear in a duel with each other.
Manrico's mother, the gypsy Azuchena, tells her son that Count Di Luna's father burned her mother at the stake and how she tried to get revenge by stealing the old count's child with the intention of burning it in the fire. To her horror, she throws her own son in a hurry. Manrico begins to doubt whether he is the real son of Azuchena ... At that time, a messenger brings a letter that his beloved Leonora, lied that he was killed in a duel, will enter a convent. Trying to dissuade her, he met Count Di Luna again in front of the monastery. The earl tries to ruin the monastic ceremony of his beloved, but Manrico takes the young woman with him.
The count's soldiers besieged the fortress of Castelor, where Lenora and Manrico were imprisoned. The earl prepares to attack. At that moment, his soldiers captured Azuchena wandering nearby. Ferrando knows the daughter of the old gypsy woman who stole the child years ago. Azuchena begs to be allowed to find her son. But the count sentenced her to death for her former crime. Manrico raises his warriors to save his mother.
Manrico's army is defeated, and he and Azuchena are captured. Leonora tries to save her lover by promising to become the count's wife. Di Luna allows her to see Manrico for the last time. But before entering the prison tower, Leonora swallows poison. In her last hour, she begs Manrico to flee, but in her grief for her beloved, he is left with her lifeless body. The earl enters the prison and sees the dead Leonora. He orders Manrico to be thrown at the stake. Awakened by her son's voice, the exhausted Azuchena searches for her son. Count Di Luna solemnly points to the stake. He soon learns in horror from Azuchena that he was the cause of his brother's death.
Thus, the Di Luna family finally received retribution for the death of Azuchena's mother.