Sofia National Opera
10 June 1983  

Mefistofele    Nikola Ghiuselev
Faust    Kaludi Kaludov
Margherita    Stefka Evstatieva
Elena    Rumiana Bareva
Pentalis    Reni Penkova
Martha    Evelina Stoitzeva
Wagner    Mincho Minchev
Nereo    Boris Bogdanov

Ivan Marinov, cond. 

Prologue and Act I

09:20  Ave, Signor.
23:50  Act I
38:45  Dai campi, dai prati
43:20  Son lo spirito

Act II

11:35  Scene 2 - Witches' Sabbath
17:45  Ecco il mondo

Act III

13:40  Lontano, lontano

Act IV

Epilogue


Boito's Mefistofele has had only one production in Bulgaria and that was during the 1982-83 season. The performance of the Sofia National Opera on 10 June 1983 was recorded by BNR in stereo and is heard here with Nikola Ghiuselev singing Mefistofele and Stefka Evstatieva singing Margherita in Italian with the rest of the cast, including a young Kaludi Kaludov, singing in Bulgarian.