50 years have passed since that particular autumn day in 1953 when in Sofia was officially opened the new National Opera, comfortably sheltered into the friendly arms of the Monumental House of BZNS [The Agrarian Union of Bulgaria], named “Alexander Stambolijsky”after the name of its popular leader.
Sofia National Opera, founded in 1890, is the oldest and most prestigious Bulgarian opera theatre.
There are many singers, conductors and directors who have contributed the the professional achievements of the Sofia National Opera. Some of the stars of world opera, such as Nicolai Ghiaurov, Ghena Dimitrova, Nicola Guselev, Anna Tomova-Sintova have made the first steps of their artistic careers on the Sofia stage.
If you are an opera fan you will like it here. The tickets cost up to 40 leva (20 EUR)