FEDORA

Education Prize
Nominees 2021

Jury
Nominee
We are musicians

Bulgaria
Stara Zagora State Opera

€4,427
collected

€4,000
Matched

€39,000
target

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“We are musicians” is a pioneering concept that will develop the first Bulgarian sensory friendly interactive opera performance, suitable for children and youth with special educational needs.

About the Project

The main idea of the project is to develop the first Bulgarian sensory-friendly interactive opera performance, suitable for children and youth with special educational needs. More, it is going to provide inclusion opportunities for young people with developmental and behavioral challenges, who will be supported by young volunteers, psychologists, opera artists, and educational experts on their first opera experience.


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The interactive opera “We are musicians” will consist of two acts. The first one will provide a stage performance experience for the children and youth we and our partners have worked with within the inclusion activities. The second one will be a professional relaxed opera performance, where the young people with special educational needs will be able to feel and taste the magic of opera. It will consist of a mix of classical musical pieces, sensory-friendly scenography, lighting, and sound.

To achieve its goal, Stara Zagora State Opera recruited four key allies – the National Association of Resource Teachers Bulgaria, Stara Zagora International Youth Center, Alternative 55 Association, and Down Syndrome Albania Foundation.

Тhanks to Down Syndrome Albania, “We are musicians” will also be showcased in Tirana, Albania – where we will be able to highlight the inclusion opportunities of opera and ballet and their impact on children and youth who often stay behind the curtain. 

Why should you support us?

We believe that all human beings are capable of experiencing joy and happiness, as well as the chance to develop their mind and body. No matter the physical limits and the public stereotypes. We believe every child has dreams to be better, to get better.

We believe classical music could be used much more to influence positively young people with autism, ADHD, Down syndrome, and other sensory or behavioral challenges. However, there are limited public efforts and no suitable cultural opportunities in Bulgaria in this regard. 

If you believe in what we believe, please help us make a child's dream come true!

Who are we?

The State Opera Stara Zagora, founded in 1925, is the second opera theatre in Bulgaria, after the National Opera and Ballet in Sofia. It has the first purpose-built opera house building in Bulgaria. For the last one hundred years, the opera development in Stara Zagora has been invariably associated with the names of the opera singers, born in Stara Zagora, with worldwide careers: Christina Morfova, Dimitar Uzunov, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Stefka Mineva, and Vesselina Kasarova.

Nowadays Stara Zagora State Opera is a theater with a rich repertoire of opera, operetta, ballet, children’s performances, and symphonic concerts. The theater has guest-performed on international stages in Europe and the USA. 

Uschi Horner

Uschi Horner

Stage Director

Keiko Tanaka

Keiko Tanaka

Musician

Yova Petkova

Yova Petkova

Education Specialist

Denis Ivanov

Denis Ivanov

Set Designer

Victor Krumov

Victor Krumov

Composer

Zdravko Tenev

Zdravko Tenev

Psychologist

Romina Slavova

Romina Slavova

Dancer

Iglika Petkova

Iglika Petkova

Education Specialist

Mirela Juka

Mirela Juka

Legal Educational Advisor

VeselaNaumova1

Vesela Naumova - Krincheva

Academic expert

Partners

International Youth Center Stara Zagora

International Youth Center Stara Zagora

Bulgaria

Down Syndrome Albania Foundation

Down Syndrome Albania Foundation

Albania

National Association of Resource Teachers Bulgaria

National Association of Resource Teachers Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Alternative 55 Association

Alternative 55 Association

Bulgaria

Supporters

Thanks to the support of FEDORA's Corporate Member Variations International and an anonymous donor, the first €4,000 donated to "We are musicians" will be doubled.

Helene FENDT donated 14 days ago

Vodosnabdyavane i kanalizacia EOOD donated 17 days ago

Maria Miltcheva Demotte donated 29 days ago

Ivan Tenev Stanchev donated 1 month ago

Uberta Bonamigo donated 1 month ago

Marko Kuzmanov donated 1 month ago

Ivina Zhelyazkova donated 1 month ago

ZORNITSA MILADINOVA donated 1 month ago

Lyubomir Petkov donated 1 month ago

Antoaneta Balabanov donated 1 month ago

CCI Stara Zagora donated 1 month ago

Владислав Петков donated 1 month ago

Олег Стоилов donated 1 month ago

Славин Янакиев donated 2 months ago

Anonymous donated 2 months ago

Даниела Димова donated 2 months ago

Тони Куцаров donated 2 months ago

Mircho Hristov donated 2 months ago

Anonymous donated 2 months ago

Ognian Draganoff donated 2 months ago

Solen Wanono donated 2 months ago

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If you are a company or tax resident in Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Spain, Switzerland or the United Kingdom and do not wish to receive the associated crowdfunding benefits, you can receive a tax receipt instead. To do so, please click on “Pledge without a reward” and type in the amount you wish to donate.

Please note that according to the Charities Aid Foundation, UK residents can only obtain a tax receipt for donations between GBP 100 and GBP 9,999.

Please note that according to the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, Swiss residents can only obtain a tax receipt for donations of minimum 100 CHF.

Donations as of €5 are still possible via FEDORA's payment page for anyone wishing to make a donation of under £100 or 100 CHF without receiving a tax receipt.

Learn more about possible benefits or tax deductions related to your donation here.

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