SISI – THE SOUL OF THE EMPRESS
an opera-musical by Roland Baumgartner
Director Ognyan Draganov
Conductor Andrija Pavlic
Scenic design and costumes Gendoni
Choreographer Joanna Vlaguli
Sisi – Emiliya Ivanova
Nene – Emiliya Dzhurova
Franz Joseph – Valeri Turmanov
Count Andrassy – Aleksandar Baranov
Bay Middleton – Todor Petkov
First lady-in-waiting Ida Ferenczy – Kameliya Stoycheva
Second lady-in-waiting Irma Cztaray – Hriatiyana Hristova
Third lady-in-waiting Countess Eszterhazy – Lili Hodzheva
Secretary of Franz Joseph – Vasko Vlahov
Prince Rudolf, Sisi’s son – Stanko Tanev
Mary Vetsera – Aneliya Dimitrova
Titania, the soul of the Empress – Neli Necheva
With the participation of the Proto-Bulgarian Survival School Baga-Tur
With the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria, under the patronage of His Excellency Roland Hauser, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to Bulgaria, Music Production House Hollander-Calcis – Vienna.
The presentation of the work, to music and text by contemporary Austrian composer Roland Baumgartner, outlines new perspectives for cooperation and exchange with the participation of performers and partners from Austria, Serbia and Greece. Its content reflects the life of one of the most brilliant personalities – Elisabeth of Bavaria, tenderly called Sisi. The Princess of Europe opposes the limitations of her life full of glamor and insincerity. Her crisis deepens reaching a tragic conclusion. The creative team, in terms of stage production, scenography, costumes, choreography and plasticity, is loyal to the epoch.
Duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes with one interval
The musical performances are in English with titles in Bulgarian. The dialogues are performed in Bulgarian.
Premiere: 27 November 2017 – Festival of the Opera and Ballet Arts