Sofia Opera's Ring Cycle at risk from Antisemitic, anti-Romany Nationalists?

Written By The Wagnerian on Friday, 21 June 2013 | 12:03:00 am

According to the Sofia Globe, Sofia National Opera, has complained in an open letter to the media that the ultra-nationalist Ataka Party, is putting at risk their performance of the first full Ring cycle to be performed in the Balkans.,

Sofia Opera shares a building with the ultra-nationalist party Ataka and in the letter state that the Party's supporters have and continue to severely disrupt rehearsal:

"“Every day, Ataka’s political supporters siege the building, urinate in front of it, are extremely noisy and interfere with singers’ rehearsals,”

It goes on, “Our artists cannot reach their workplace and cannot make their way home afterward. The Opera is under siege and it is difficult for a regular person to enter.”

Sofia Opera's first Ring Cycle will however continue to go ahead beginning on 22 June.

More about Sofia Opera here