Published in Bulgarian (ISSN-1311-9281), Russian (ISSN-1311-929X) and Ensglish (ISSN-1311-9273)
Edition de luxe, richly illustrated, 168 pages
The book is a luxury edition, rich in illustrations, published hard back and paperback variations.
Dr. Magdalena Manolova devotes special attention to Boris Christov - the legendary man, Nikolay Gyaurov - the incomparable King Philip, Nikola Gyuzelev the voice that creates artworks, Raina Kabaivanska - the born primadonna and great tragic role singer, Anna Tomova Sintova - the Mozart and Strauss icon, Gena Dimitrova - the voice which is born once in a hundred years. The book is especially timely in view of the recent anniversaries of some of these great opera singers.
The author has known this world from her childhood. The book is intended not only for those addicted to opera. It is also for those who wish to know why the world recognizes and respects the Bulgarian opera tradition, which has become part of the history of lyrical theatre. It was not accidental that during his visit in Bulgaria Joan Holender, Director of Vienna State Opera, officially thanked in Bulgarian, before thousands of spectators, our singers who had participated in creating the image of this prestigious theatre. Bulgarian opera singers have similar contribution to other great opera theatres.
Dr. Magdalena Manolova