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If you love Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, Schumann, Piazzolla and other geniuses of classical music, you'll love the Mesembria Orphica Festival, held in the Old Nessebar. The effect of the music is amplified when performed under the starry skies of the open amphitheatre situated a few steps away from the sea.
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Mesembria Orfica Festival

A world-class festival for classical music played under the stars in medieval churches by the sea

Each year, the sound of music floats over the Black Sea as the Old Town of Nessebar plays host to the Mesembria Orphica Festival. The three-day festival brings in classical musicians from across Europe, who join Bulgarian stars for the popular event.

If you love Mozart, Bach, or Vivaldi, then you’ll find a lot to your taste at the Mesembria Orphica Festival. There are also modern art exhibitions and performances with international music styles like tango or jazz.

The setting for the festival adds to the atmosphere of the event. Under the starry skies of the Old Town’s open amphitheatre, you can feel the breeze from the nearby sea. It almost seems to lift the sound of the music up to a higher emotional level. As the summer draws to a close, it’s a perfect way to make the most of the still-warm evenings.

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Mesembria Orfica Festival