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Events in and around Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena and Bansko

With its well-preserved traditions and authentic atmosphere, Bansko is a famous cultural center. The town is the preferred venue for numerous artistic events and festivals.

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29/08/2014 – 31/08/2014

Bansko Opera Fest 2014

Bansko Opera Fest Adds Third Production to Festival Days Programme!

For а fifth consecutive year, the open-air Bansko Opera Fest, jointly organized by Monte Music, Municipality of Bansko and Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko, will entice you with famous titles and selected classic works.

The event will start on 29 August at 20:30. The State Opera of Rousse will present the world famous ballet "Giselle" with music by Adolphe Adam and libretto by Theophile Gautier. The doyen of the Bulgarian ballet, Peter Lukanov, is the stage director of the production. Vesela Vasileva, Daniel Tichkov, Svetoslav Marinov, Galina Hristova and others will play the roles.

The next day of the festival will begin at 11:30. The Chamber Opera of Blagoevgrad will present a modern interpretation of Mozart's one-act opera, "Bastien and Bastienne". Professor Pavel Gerdjikov is the director of the play, which features soloists, such as Teodora Petrova, Plamen Papazikov, Diana Georgieva and Gergana Yancheva, and the Orchestra of the Chamber Opera of Blagoevgrad.

In the second night of the festival, the State Opera of Rousse will present Giuseppe Verdi’s legendary opera, “The Troubadour”, directed by Maestro Nayden Todorov and Producer Asen Shopov. The soloists are Kaludi Kaludov, Dimitrina Raycheva Alexander Krunev, Daniela Dyakova, Ivaylo Djurov, Georgi Mokriev and others.

The fifth edition of the Opera Festival will once again take place at Nikola Vaptsarov Central Square in Bansko. Entrance will be free of charge and open to everyone who wishes to enjoy the magical art of opera and ballet.

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