Fifteen years after the "Nikolo Kotzev's Nostradamus" CD release, the author Nikolo Kotzev is staging a World premiere of the work in his home country Bulgaria. The anniversary coincides also with the 450th anniversary of the death of the French prophet Michel de Nostradamus.
The world premiere of the work will be on November 18th and 19th, 2016 in the hall of the State Opera - Rousse, Bulgaria, in conjunction with Maestro Nayden Todorov. The rock opera Nikolo Kotzev's Nostradamus was released on double CD in 2001 and reaped glowing reviews in the international press. The album sold over 50,000 copies on several continents.
Between the original participants were names like Glenn Hughes, Joe Lynn Turner, Alannah Myles, Doogie White, Jorn Lande and Goran Edman. The rhythm section was taken care of by musicians from Europe - Ian Haugland, Mic Michaeli and John Leven.
Bulgarian audience will have the unique opportunity to attend the premiere of a work, which some critics called "a milestone in the genre."
Cast or characters:
Alexander Atanasov (Bulgaria) - Nostradamus
Stars Keremidchiev (Bulgaria) - Inquisitor
Amalia Nenova (Bulgaria) - Anne Gemelle
Bjorn Lodin (Sweden) - Storyteller
Thomas Vikstrom (Sweden) - Soldier / Ghost
Mehmet Kaya (Turkey) - King Henry II
Blanca Nizic (Sweden) - Catherine De Medici
The actor Nencho Balabanov will be a narrator.
Nikolo's rock band KIKIMORA will be onstage too, including two guest musicians:
Nikolo Kotzev - guitars
Plamen Chepanov - guitars
Anthony Georgiev - keyboards
Radoslav Todorov - keyboards
Nikolay Todorov - drums
Nikolai Tsvetkov - bass
The State Opera - Rousse will contribute with orchestra, choir, ballet, choreography, costumes and more.
Director of the play will be Orlin Dyakov, conductor - Nayden Todorov, scenographer - Ivan Ivanov - Johani and musical director will be Nikolo Kotzev.
Promoter of the event is the Foundation Beehive.
Future news for the premiere will be published on the official Facebook page of the project: