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Macedonian Opera Marks 60th Anniversary

Cavalleria Rusticana
(MIA, 08.05.2007) – The Macedonian Opera is marking the 60th anniversary of the first opera play, “Cavalleria Rusticana” by Pietro Mascagni tomorrow. The play marked the start of a continuing development of the Macedonian opera ensemble.
The opera then was directed by Branko Pomorisac and Todor Skalovski conducted the Radio Skopje Orchestra. The leading singers in the first play and the following 17 ones held in 1947 included Petre Bogdanov – Kocko, Danka Firfova, Elisaveta Savcenko, Vasil Kjortosev, Stefan Rusjakov, Milka Gusevska, and Ganka Atanasova.
Following numerous plays and marking the 25th anniversary (9th May 1972), the opera promoted the May Opera Evenings at the initiative of then Director Vasil Kjortosev with the performance of “Tsar Samuil” by Kiril Makedonski. The May Opera Evenings are marking their 35th anniversary this year. Honouring the 60th jubilee of the Opera, “Cavalleria Rusticana” will be performed on 23rd May. The Evenings will open with the first ever performance of “Italian Girl in Algiers” by Rossini.







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