Nuova università bulgara


ph. Kostadin Krastev Koko




XXIII International Masterclass of RAINA KABAIVANSKA


 Sofia Opera and Ballet


The MasterClass is а part of the Calendar of cultural events of Sofia Municipality for 2023


Application deadline for sending the application form: 15.09.2023

Audition: 18.09.2023

Masterclass: 19.09-07.10.2023

Gala concert: 08.10.2023



In her Masterclass Raina Kabaivanska works on improving the vocal technique and actor’s interpretation of pieces chosen by participants themselves. The most successful graduates perform in a Gala concert with the orchestra of Sofia Opera and Ballet. The participants with the best achievements during the Masterclass and the Gala concert will be awarded scholarships from Raina Kabaivanska Fund at NBU for further training in Italy. Prominent participants in the Masterclass will also have the opportunity to participate in performances of the Sofia Opera and Ballet, concerts with Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra and others.


Application requirements and guidelines for the participants

√ Eligible applicants are singers up to the age of 32 with a musical education or students at musical Academies and Universities;

√ Applicants should prepare five arias for the competitive audition.

√  The audition will be conducted personally by Raina Kabaivanska who will select ten active participants. Additional course attendants could be also admitted.

√ Trainees will be supported by rehearsal pianists and an Italian language teacher.


Participation in the season 2023/2024 of the Sofia Opera and Ballet

√ This year, during the audition and the MasterClass, Raina Kabaivanska will select main cast in the ucpoming production of the opera "Aida".

√ The event is by the invitation of Sofia Opera and Ballet and is organized in colaboration with New Bulgarian University within the project "Kabaivanska School on the grand Opera Stage".



Application and participation fees:

• Audition:  25 euro

• Active participants: 150 euro

• Course attendants:75 euro


Masterclass audition registration form: HERE!

For additional information:, +35928110472

Links: Facebook: Raina Kabaivanska School; Instagram: raina_kabaivanska_school


N.B. The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the MasterClass’s timeline or to cancel it altogether due to the Covid-19 pandemic or force majeure.