The things of life: Alexandrina Pendatchanska

29 March 2018
When she first appeared on stage to sing Violetta's aria from Verdi's Traviata, she did not even know how to bow. Only a year later she was already Lucia di Lammermoor in Bilbao, and for the next 30 years her voice was heard in the largest operas from Vienna, Berlin, Turin and Monte Carlo to Moscow, New York, Washington, Tel Aviv and Paris (where she lives with her daughters most of the time).

Now Aleksandrina Pendachanska steps back to that stage of her debut - Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture to celebrate her 70 roles. On April 2nd, her concert-spectacle, This is me (with the orchestra of the Plovdiv Opera), gathers some of her best arias: from the Countess in the Wedding of Figaro to Electra in Idomeneus of Mozart, Agripina in the ruins of Handel and Hermione in that of Rossini . Before we hear her soprano rise to the top of the building, however, we talk to Alexandrina in a quiet voice - about the first memories in the Opera corridors, the "mistakes" of youth and the most important moments in life that are far from the scene.


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