Maria Guleghina, Russian dramatic soprano, will be Guest-performer in the Sofia State Opera this season as well, for the pleasure of numerous fans of the Opera and Classical music in Capital city of Bulgaria.
Guleghina is in Top 10 sopranos in the current Era of the modern Opera, conquering stages of the World’s most famous operatic theaters. From her homeland’s Mariinsky and Bolyshoi theaters, to the Vienna State Opera, Covent Garden, Opera Bastille, Teatro Colon and all over across the sea to the Met, she drives her heroines with “voice-like-a-Ferrari”, as she quoted earlier.
With such passion and outstanding expression, she brings life to Aida, Tosca, Turandot, Abigaille, Lady Macbeth, Santuzza, Kundry, Norma, Maddalena de Coigny, and many others.
As Guleghina said, she returns to the Sofia Opera to “pay respect to the memory of her great colleagues and friends, Ghena Dimitrova and Nikolai Ghiaurov”.
This season, she already sang leading role in Puccini’s “Tosca” on 24th January. Upcoming show would be another one of Puccini’s immortal characters, princess Turandot on 21st February. Her Calaf on stage would be domestic tenor Tsvetan Tsvetkov, and conducting would be by Keri-Lynn Wilson, another guest from Canada.
Being very busy these days, Maria Guleghina, who gave an exclusive interview for MusicaPassionata last year (https://www.musicapassionata.com/intervju-marija-guljegina/ ), send us quote about impressions of Sofia Opera and her performances in this Opera House:
“Театр в Софии, как глоток свежего, чистого воздуха! Постановки Карталова всегда очень интересны, модерновы по духу, но классические по содержанию, по уважительному отношению к шедеврам, которыми являются эти всеми любимые оперы! Турандот!!! Тоска!!! Парсифаль, Бал-Маскарад – это счастье петь в таких постановках!” ***
*** The Theatre in Sofia is like a breath of fresh and clean air! The productions done by Plamen Kartaloff are always very interesting, modern in their spirit, but yet still classical, with a great respect to all this beloved operas which are true masterpieces! Turandot!!! Tosca!!! Parsifal, Masquerade Ball – it’s a joy to sing in such productions!
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