Matsei Domanski, the artistic director of the festival, explained that the programme includes 70 performances of operas, ballets and plays, a film festival, exhibitions, and concerts. Among the highlights of the programme are the A Master's Trophies. The Awards of Andzhei Vaida exhibition, a jazz concert by the Polish Jarek Smetana Trio, a Polish performance of The Fiddler on the Roof, The Russian Hamlet by the Russian Boris Eifman Ballet, and a performance of Claustrophobia by St. Petersburg's Maly Drama Theatre.
The festival ends on October 6.
The Bulgarian authorities made a stupid and absurd decision when they did not let a government flight with official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova on board fly to North Macedonia