Sofia Opera and Ballet will premiere Tristan and Isolde on February 26 2015 at 6pm, the first time that Wagner’s 1865 opera is performed in Bulgaria.
There are also performances on March 1 at 4pm, March 5 at 6pm, March 8 at 4pm and March 11 at 6pm.
Martin Iliev takes the role of Tristan, with Tsvetana Bandalovska, Radostina Nikolaeva and Mariana Zvetkova alternating as Isolde. Atanas Mladenov plays Kurwenal and Krassimir Dinev and Plamen Papazikov alternate as the Young Sailor.
The production is directed by Plamen Kartraloff, with assistant directors Vera Petrova and Yulia Krasteva. Velizar Genchev conducts, with Germany’s Constantin Trinks as guest conductor.
The artistic team also includest set designer Miodrag Tabacki, already known in Bulgaria for the productions of Tosca, Turandot and Lakmé) and costume designer Leo Kulaš, who also worked on Sofia Opera and Ballet’s production of Tosca.
Sofia Opera and Ballet is at 30 Dondoukov Boulevard.
Tickets for the production can be bought online via the website of Sofia Opera and Ballet.