Stage of the Ages is a traditional Opera event on Tsarevets hill in Veliko Tarnovo.
In 1985, on Tsarevets hill in Veliko Tarnovo, the first opera performances were held with the historic play of “Ivaylo” in which more than 800 performers – soloists, chorus singers, musicians, dancers, extras, stuntmen participated. Since 2008 the summer opera festival “Stage of the Ages” is annual and attracts visitors from all over the world.
Usually in August, every evening for 3 days different operas are performed.
In 2014 the shows were: Madame Butterfly” opera by Giacomo Puccini, Giselle by Adolf Adam, Zorbas the greek – ballet by Mikis theodorakis, Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni and Gianni schicchi by Giacomo puccini