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Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Sponsors Fourth Bansko Opera Fest

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko sponsored Bansko Opera Fest for the fourth year in a row from 30-31 August 2013. The festival featured a brilliant opening performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”, as well as a performance of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” by State Opera Rousse on the festival’s second night, in celebration of his 200th birthday.

The large-scale production brought together some of Bulgarian Opera’s greatest stars, including maestro Nayden Todorov, soprano Diana Vasileva as Gilda, tenor Petar Kostov as Duke of Mantua and baritone Alexander Krunev as Rigoletto.

Admission to the festival was free thanks to event sponsors and organisers, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko, Bansko Municipality and Monte Music company. Each of the festival nights gathered audiences of as many as 3,000 people.

The beautiful performances at Bansko Opera Fest turned the quiet mountain town into an unforgettable feast of sounds, images and emotions. The events creative and technical realisations were made possible with the great support of Monte Music company.

The stars of the Bulgarian Opera were accommodated at Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko, and guests who booked an Executive room or suite received free VIP passes for the festival.

Mr Athanassios Manos, General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko commented, “I am delighted indeed that Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko had the chance to sponsor Bansko Opera Fest for the fourth year in a row. It is one of the most spectacular events in Bansko, as it brings together European flair and local culture. The festival has become a tradition and we will continue to support it as it is an integral part of our vision to establish Bansko as a four seasons destination within the international travel map.”

About Kempinski:

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 comprises a portfolio of 81 five-star hotels 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 consists of historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while also embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Furthermore, Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.

For further information please contact:

Emiliya Kordeva ▪ Sales Coordinator ▪

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

Tel. +359 749 88888 ▪ Fax +359 749 88560 ▪

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