The Varna Opera is situated in the same building as Drama Theatre “Stoyan Bachvarov”. It is created in 1947. From 1999 it is merged with Varna philharmonic orchestra and forms Opera and Philharmonic society – Varna.
The Varna Opera is a regular participant in the international music festival Varna Summer and a number of other art forums. The achievements of the casts who staged “The Marriage of Figaro” and “Macbeth” were awarded the Varna Prize. At the National Reviews of Opera and Ballet Art in Stara Zagora, the Varna Opera received awards for the productions of “Prince Igor”, “Der fliegende Hollander”, “Simone Boccanegra”. In 1995 the first production of I. Stravinsky’s “Oedipus Rex” received the Premiere of the Year award of the Allegro Vivace show of Bulgarian National Radio.