There is something symbolic in the fact that millennia later the
homeland of the mythical Orpheus is again attracting world attention
and being talked about as the "Bulgarian musical miracle".
Boris Christoff became a standard of scenic and artistic presence
on the world opera stages, and the name of acclaimed singers such
as Nikolai Ghiaurov, Nikolas Gyuzelev, Raina Kabaivanska, Ghena Dimitrova
and Alexandrina Milcheva invariably figure on their bills.
The triumphant guest performances of Sofia Opera are still remembered
far and wide. Bulgarian choirs are reaping top honours at international
The Bulgarian performers Mincho Minchev, Milcho Leviev and Alexis
Weissenberg are enthusiastically applauded worldwide.