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Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Supports Eighth Edition of Bansko Opera Fest

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Supports Eighth Edition of Bansko Opera Fest

Bansko, 28 August 2017 – The past weekend, Bansko was host to the eighth edition of the festival for opera and classical music Bansko Opera Fest. The festival featured a brilliant opening performance of the world-famous ballet “The Sleeping Beauty”, by the ballet of the State Opera Rousse. The second evening continued with the comic opera “Gianni Schicchi” by Giacomo Puccini, and the last evening the State Opera Varna performed the legendary musical “Cats”. The large-scale production brought together some of Bulgarian opera’s greatest stars, including Nayden Todorov, Stracimir Pavlov, Dobromir Momekov, Maria Cvetkova, Andreana Nikolova and Vesela Vasileva.

The festival took place under the open sky at the main town square. Admission to the festival was free, thanks to event organisers Bansko Municipality, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko, and company Monte Music. Free passes for the first rows in front of the stage were provided especially for the hotel guests who decided to enjoy the three-day classical festival.

Mr Carsten Seubert, General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko, commented, “I am delighted that Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko had the chance to support Bansko Opera Fest for the eighth year in a row. It is one of the most spectacular events in Bansko and deservedly became a tradition for the town. We already have frequent guests who are arriving specially for the festival, which is great. Bansko became more and more popular as a year-round tourist destination, thanks to its varied summer event calendar, part of which is Bansko Opera Fest as well.”

About Kempinski Hotels:

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 75 five-star hotels and residences in 30 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. •

For further information, please contact:

Emiliya Kordeva ▪ PR and Marketing Manager ▪

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko ▪ 96, Pirin Street ▪ 2770 Bansko ▪ Bulgaria

Tel. +359 749 88568 ▪ Fax +359 749 88560 ▪

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