Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Sponsors The Seventh Edition of Bansko Opera Fest
Once again, there were VIP tickets for the guests of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko.
Bansko, 29 August 2016 – For the seventh consecutive year in the last weekend of August, Bansko offered to the lovers of classical music a three-day festival under the open sky on the main square Nicola Vaptsarov. On August 25, during the first night of Bansko Opera Fest, residents and guests of the resort enjoyed two beautiful ballet performances - the classic "Romeo and Juliet" by Tchaikovsky and "Revelations," which blended different styles of modern ballet. Once again, the ballet composition of the Rousse Opera proved its class on the stage of the festival and the soloists Vessela Vassileva and Stoyan Fartunov were the perfect match for the impersonation of Romeo and Juliet. The big surprise for the audience came in the second part of the evening with "Revelations." The chief choreographer Silvia Tomova and the unique collection of several talented individuals - Angelina Gavrilova Anna Doneva, Assen Nakov, Alexander Markov and Marjan Yankov, thrilled the audience with their dance about love, dedication, turbulent emotions, passion and fire, unspoken, sorrow and pain - emotional states expressed through the silent messages of dancing.
The second night of the festival (August 26, Friday), was dedicated to opera. The single-act Mascani opera "Cavalleria Rusticana" was presented under the open sky and turned the stage into an Italian square. In the production were involved 100 musicians - soloists, orchestra and singers, including children's choir. The conductor was the brilliant Nayden Todorov and the famous Bulgarian soloists Andrey Nikolov, Alexander Krunev and Peter Kostov took the leading roles.
Great was the interest in the conclusion of the festival (August 27, Saturday), when classic lovers in Bansko were able to applaud the musical of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." The production was directed by Svetozar Donev with the troupe of Varna State Opera. Conductor was Stratsimir Pavlov and the author of scenography was Ivan Tokadzhiev. In the main role was the tenor Boris Lukov.
"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is a modern interpretation of the parable from the Old Testament about Jacob and his 12 sons. Joseph is the youngest son, who is gifted with the ability to predict the future through dreams. The main message is that young people have to pursue their longings and dreams and to forgive the mistakes of others, because it is the best way to be happy.
The event was free for all guests of Bansko and the guests of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena had special VIP access granted.