Rijksmuseum presents life-size portraits of princes and wealthy men painted by the world's greatest artists
More than 35 life-size portraits of powerful princes, eccentric aristocrats and fabulously wealthy burghers by the great masters of art history, including Cranach the Elder, Veronese, Velazquez, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Sargent, Manet and Munch, are presented by the Dutch national museum Rijksmuseum in the High Society exhibition.
Being honest with yourself and your audience is the most important thing
Of course I am. All my previous concerts in Bulgaria are great memories. I always enjoyed the concerts in Bulgaria. And I look forward to seeing the Bulgarian audience on the Camouflage World Tour, which is a new show, consisting of my new songs, but also the songs the audience knows from my previous albums.
A play deeply rooted in reality about (im)possible intimacy over the internet
Penka Momchilova
The play Hooked - with Humour, Sadness and Lots of Music, is a deeply-rooted-in-reality exploration of the metamorphoses of love caused by growing communication over the internet.
Baths of kings and emperors
Adelina Lozanova
The Aquae Calidae Thermopolis archaeological complex near the city of Burgas (today's thermal baths of Burgas) has concentrated evidence of the evolution of hot springs on Bulgarian lands over millennia (Aquae Calidae is Latin for “thermal water”). The artefacts found on the site show that the local thermal baths were visited and used by Philip II of Macedon, the Byzantine emperors Justinian I and Constantine IV Pogonatos, Bulgarian Khan Tervel and Sultan Suleiman II, the Magnificent. The medicinal properties of the hot springs were known back in the Neolithic period, while the ruins of three settlements dating back to 6th-5th millennium BC were found in the area.
Balkan theatres unite too
The “Ivan Vazov” National Theatre and five other national theatres of Balkan countries came together to found the Association of Balkan National Theatres on 10 March in Sofia.
Jose Carreras to sing in Sofia again
The celebrated Spanish tenor Jose Carreras is coming to Bulgaria for another remarkable concert, this time at the country's largest venue, Arena Armeec on 21 October, BTA reports. The event is under the patronage of Golden Ball winner Hristo Stoichkov, who will return to his homeland especially for the opera star's music show, the organisers Moko Solution announced.
Lyuben Zidarov's reverse harmony
An exhibition by renowned artist Lyuben Zidarov entitled Reverse Harmony has been opened at the Nuance Art Gallery in Sofia. One year after his previous show, The Old Man and the Three Seas, and some 40 years since his first visit to Paris, artists' dream city, Zidarov has another exhibit in the same place. Actually, he has two returns to the same locations - with his Paris solo exhibition, which concluded in January, and with his current show in The Nuance Art Gallery.
Elton John releases album featuring array of stars
Some of Elton John's biggest hits are covered by star artists such as Ed Sheeran, Coldplay and Lady Gaga in his latest album Revamp, announced Contactmusic.