an opera by Giacomo Puccini,
State Opera Ruse
3 August 2019 (Saturday)

On 3 August 2019 at 21:00 State Opera Ruse presents “La bohème” – an opera by Giacomo Puccini.
The new production of Puccini’s masterpiece by State Opera Ruse is a touching story of love at first sight, about cordial friendship, young people’s impulses and naive dreams, dedication and sacrifice.
The plot takes us high up in a Bohemian mansard under the stars of Paris, where a couple of friends, young Latin Quarter students, share their lives, aspirations and dreams.
This timeless beautiful fairy tale will be retold under the direction of the famous Bulgarian opera director Georgi Simeonov – a passionate fan of the Italian opera, well versed in its traditions.
Puccini’s genius music will again come to life under the baton of Sunay Muratov and the brilliant Ruse State Opera orchestra and choir. Maestro Muratov is one of the leading Bulgarian opera conductors, who proved his high professional level both here and abroad with his distinct skill, sensuality and deep insight.

La bohème
Opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini
Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Conductor – Sunay Muratov
Director – Georgi Simeonov
Set Designer – Valentin Tokadzhiev
Choral Director – Steliyana Dimitrova – Hernani
Children Choir Director – Svilen Dimitrov
Concertmaster – Maria Pavlova

Rodolfo – Petar Kostov, Boris Lukov
Mimì – Galina Stoyanova, Neli Kravchenko
Marcello – Ventseslav Atanasov, Alexander Krunev
Colline – Momchil Milanov, Emil Zhelev
Schaunard – Dobromir Momekov, Georgi Dimitrov
Musetta – Daniela Karaivanova
Benoît, Alcindoro – Stoyan Stoyandzhov, Vladimit Marinov
A customs Sergeant – Stefan Penchev
Parpignol – Ivan Penchev

Orchestra, choir and children choir of Ruse State Opera

A special gift for the viewrs will be The Sound and Light Show from Tsarevets Hill, which will be run after the end of the opera performance, after viewers have descened down to the square in front of the fortress gates.

Photos of performance