The importance of Sofia Opera
Opera plays an important role in Bulgarian culture and the country has produced many singing greats in this genre. Sofia National Opera
is the nation’s oldest and most experienced opera and ballet theatre. It was founded in 1890 and continues to showcase the best of Bulgaria’s classical dance performances to enthusiastic audiences. As well as national stars, the opera has attracted some of the world’s most famous stars over the years.
The Ballet Company
is one of the most prestigious in Eastern Europe. The ballet troupe work widely with other international ballet companies but is strongly influenced by and stays true to its Russian traditions. You will often see world-renowned performances such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Don Quixote on the programme. If you want to experience beautiful dancing, fantastic choreography and classical music, book tickets for a show and don’t miss out.
An international language
Described on Tripadvisor by many as the ‘must do thing’ in Sofia, this is not an experience to leave off your itinerary if you like the classic arts. Both opera and ballet cross international boundaries, meaning it doesn’t matter what language you speak. In the cases where language does matter, subtitles are provided in English and Bulgarian so all you need to do is relax and enjoy the show. If you wish to see an opera, ballet or concert then check out their website for the calendar of events throughout the year. If you are travelling with children, there is also a comprehensive programme for kids.
For a glamorous and cultural night out at the Opera House, there are many restaurants and bars in the nearby areas for that pre-theatre experience. This cultural institution is centrally located and easily reached from the Park Inn by Radisson Sofia
by public transport.