ph: NBU, Archive
We are given the pleasure to invite you to the Press conference of Raina Kabaivanska which will be held on Sofia Airport, VIP – 11th September 2007 at 17.30.
Raina Kabaivanska is arriving in order to conduct her seventh Master class at the New Bulgarian University. After the initiative of the NBU, in the current year the events connected to the Master class will go under the mark of the anniversary for Raina Kabaivanska 50 years of career.
Among the applicants, from which Raina Kabaivanska is going to select her Ìaster class on 13th September, there are young performers from 9 states – Bulgaria, Italy, Ukraine, Israel, Korea, Spain, Japan, Republic of South Africa, Georgia. The best performers will be granted scholarships for further training from the Raina Kabaivanska Fund of the NBU whose main sponsors this year are the Italian company Rigoni di Asiago, Generali Insurance – Bulgaria and Modena fashion. Partners of the NBU for the anniversary events are the Bulgarian National Television, Advertising Agency Selecta, and Grand Hotel Sofia.
The anniversary Gala concert with the special participation of Raina Kabaivanska herself and her students on 27th September at 19.00 in the “Bulgaria” Grand concert hall will open the Musical season 2007/2008. The accompaniment will be by the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, and conductor will be Naiden Todorov. For a third year, the Master class and the Gala concert are under the patronage of H.E. Gian Battista Campagnola, Italian ambassador to Bulgaria.
Already during the Master class, the opera fans will be able to see the exhibition “Raina Kabaivanska – THE DIVINE” that will display the most significant moments in her career – in 50 photographs of famous roles.
In March, Raina Kabaivanska presented Bulgaria in the documentary on cultural diversity of Europe under the initiative “Europalia 2007” in which Patris Shero and Pedro Almodóvar also took part.
The anniversary celebrations on the occasion of the 50-year starring career of Raina Kabaivanska started in Italy – with a concert in Trieste and were already marked by grandiose concert performances in the Spanish opera theaters in Madrid and Valencia.
On the Press conference, Raina Kabaivanska will present her scenic performances during the year, the achievements of her students, as well as her expectations for the new Master class.
For more information: www.rainakabaivanska.net