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Bulgarian magic of music and dance in the vicinity of the Italian city of Rimini

Art Center Karnolsky organizes an international arts festival in the Mirabilandia amusement park

Photo: Art Center Karnolsky

Vieni, vieni a Mirabilandia – we can hear these words from the angelic voices as "horror trains" toss ‎‎"extremists" headlong into the sky, and others enjoying the world from a 25-meter tower ‎momentarily sink to the hard ground... 

The year is 1999. The little singers in the amusement park ‎near Ravenna are from the Bulgarian vocal group "Rainbow", and one of the soloists, Dimitar ‎Karnolsky, today returns to this fairy-tale kingdom of fear and pleasure, but now as a producer, to ‎create Magia Italiana.‎

From July 2 to 7 this year, Art Center Karnolsky is organizing the international arts festival Magia ‎Italiana, which will be held in the world-famous Mirabilandia amusement park with the participation ‎of children and youth from 15 countries. 24 years ago, Bulgarian composer Dimitar Karnolsky started ‎the festival with a series of concerts in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. And today the son who ‎bears his name continues the work of his now late father.‎

‎"We are the only external production that has the opportunity to present a show and a competition ‎program at this place”, says the producer of the festival. “We gathered over 400 participants, and ‎this after the pandemic is a good sign, since we did not hold the festival for two years. Now, with ‎new forces and acquaintances, we will restore its luster especially since it is under the patronage of ‎the honorary consul of Bulgaria for Emilia-Romagna, Franco Castellini, who will be present and ‎award the best with diplomas. We have also provided a special grand prize. Half of the jury is made ‎up of Italian professionals, and the other - of musicians, dancers, vocalists and teachers with many ‎years of experience in different countries."‎

One of the interesting events of the festival will be the joint performance of a song written ‎especially for the event by Gianni Nepi - a vocal teacher with a large school in the Italian city of ‎Piombino.‎

Димитър Кърнолски
‎"The song will be a kind of ending to the gala concert”,  explains Dimitar Karnolski.  “All participants ‎will learn it together with the composer in a master class and will be invited to the stage. Besides ‎the Pepsi Theater in Mirabilandia, which is a very beautiful hall with over 500 seats, we will also ‎have performances on the promen