THE OPERA HOUSE ON ITS FEET FOR THE BLACK MOZART

14.02.2014

In the evening of St. Valentine Ryan Leslie got the audience on its feet during his concert and the shooting of his documentary „From Sofia With Love” in the Sofia Opera and Ballet House. From the start the Black Mozart gave his fans the feeling that they will witness one incredible musical event. The journey through different musical styles started with the performance of “Cosmic voices” with conductor Vanq Moneva, while the favorite folk song “Polegnala e Todora” made the audience hold their breath for the rest of the unusual live performance. Next to his band, Leslie was accompanied on the stage by the Bulgarian Youth Symphony Orchestra. The melodic challenge joined Cvetelina Georgieva - harp, Djanina Dragoeva - violin, Ivo Ivanov and Georgi Stoikov -trumpet, Vladislav Michev - trombone, Georgi Iliev - tuba, Joanna Maria Koleva -violoncello, and others. The Black Mozart played on „Hoffmann” piano from 1910.The American HIP HOP and R’nB performer sung for more than hour and a half, and repeatedly encouraged the audience to sing along with him, while improvising many of his songs. The duet song with Cassie “Addiction”, the hits “We fly together” and “Black Mozart” literally got the audience on its feet, and even the seat in the Opera House did not stand on their way of dancing under the rhythm. The Night of Love turned into true emotional adventure thanks to the co-organizers from “Symphonics”, who welcomed the audience with a stylish cocktail at the lobby of the Opera House. This way, the start of the incredible experience, “From Sofia With Love”, was given between tastefully arranged flowers and with a glass of champagne in one’s hand. Ryan Leslie thanked several times his fans, who attended the event, for fulfilling his dream through this concert - to perpetuate his love story with Sofia on a movie. The concert was in support of Sofia as a candidate for European Capital of Culture 2019.