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Sofia Opera Wagner Festival to Be Opened with Richard Wagner’s Opera “Lohengrin”

The premiere of Richard Wagner’s opera Lohengrin by director Plamen Karatlov will open Sofia Opera Wagner Festival on June 13, the Sofia Opera said on Thursday. The festival will last until June 23.
It will be performed under the batons of Constantin Trinks (June 13) and  Evan Alexis Christ (June 23). Violeta Dimitrov will be conductor of the choir, Hans Kudlich will take care of the scenography in collaboration with Sven Jonke, Gudrun Geiblinger, Nela Stoyanova, Kristiyan Stoyanov, while Mario Dice will be costume designer.
Vocal-stylistic training is taking place under the direction of chamber music teacher Anna Tomowa-Sintow. Falk Struckmann is holding a special masterclass with the Bulgarian singers, preparing them for their upcoming performances in Lohengrin and Der Ring des Nibelungen, the Sofia Opera said. He is an operatic bass-baritone, particularly prominent in the Wagnerian repertoire, who is also a Kammersänger of the Vienna State Opera.
The tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen will be performed on June 15, June 16, June 18 and June 20.