Attending the opera in Sofia is one of the finest experiences for holidaymakers visiting the Bulgarian capital. The city is home to many of the country's top troupes, with the Sofia National Opera the most well-known and respected.
Opera fans visiting the city should stay at a convenient hotel in central Sofia to make the most of the diverse range of productions on offer. The Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia is situated within touching distance of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Sofia and provides guests with 142 deliciously designed rooms to choose from during their stay.
Experiencing opera in Sofia
Operatic and theatre productions are the most popular art forms in Sofia and the highlight of the city's cultural calendar.
The Sofia National Opera group was first established in 1890 and began performing a full nineteen years later. Over the century since this first show, opera in Sofia has become some of the most respected anywhere in Europe. The Sofia National Opera is focussed on nurturing national talent and allows tourists to see the best Bulgarian stars, with performers such as Nicolai Ghiaurov and Nicola Ghiuselev both having previously performed with the company.
Holidaymakers wishing to attend the opera in Sofia will be able to enjoy the splendour of the neoclassical theatre it shares with the national ballet organisation.
Holidaying in Sofia
Guests at the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia will also be able to easily attend artistic performances at the National Palace of Culture and other central venues during their stay in the Bulgarian capital. The on-site Zig Zag Bar & Brasserie is the ideal setting for a pre-opera meal.