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Elena Stoyanova

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Elena Stoyanova

Stage director

I am a young Bulgarian stage opera director.My productions "Suor
Angelica" and "Gianni Schicchi" opened the 2016-2017 season of the
State Opera Plovdiv, and Suor Angelica won the prestigious award
"Plovdiv" for mastery in the representation of a main character in the
Music department.Recently I have directed the world Premiere of two new Bulgarian operas by Albena Vratchanska - Love and Jealousy. I have several chamber titles - Rita by G.Donizeti , using different approach with theatre of Shadows, "Livietta e Tracolo" - Pergolesi, staged for the prestigious festival Sofia music weeks. I also have experience in the field of musical
theater, having staged the naughty Broadway musical "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" for the first time in
Bulgaria as part of education program. Along with my work as a director,
I am well seasoned as an assistant on Bulgarian and European stages.
I worked as assistant director to Vera Nemirova in "La fanciulla del
West" and "Elisir d'amore" at the Sofia Opera and Ballet. I also works as assistant director of the bulgarian premiere of Richard Strauss ' "Salome".I have
practiced at the Viennа State opera in the Alvis Hermanis production
"Parsifal", as well as at the Salzburg Festival where gained
further experience as a intern in productions of Peter Sellars and Teodor Currentzis "La clemenza di
Tito" and Sven-Eric Bechtolf "Don Giovanni", "Le nozze di Figaro", "Cosi
fan tutte". In 2017 I worked as an assistant director for Vera
Nemirova in her original opera "Die Katze Ivanka" at the stage of the
Baden-Baden Festspiele.