From a correspondent:
Today the very first “normal” opera performance will take place at Sofia National Opera and Ballet: a full performance with normal sets and costumes, normal acting on stage and full orchestra and chorus. Of course social distancing in the public, but for the rest a “normal opera performance”.
Today they will show Verdi’s “Il trovatore” (https://www.operasofia.bg/en/repertoire/299.), as part of a “Tutto Verdi” mini festival in which the whole “trilogia popolare” will be shown: After “trovatore” today, “Rigoletto” on June 21 and “Traviata” in June 25:
Star of all three evenings is our fantastic Verdi baritone and Bulgarian opera star Vladimir Stoyanov!