Nostradamus

The Rock Opera

Nostradamus: The Rock Opera

Nikolo Kotzev

Buy "Тhe Making Of Nostradamus" Documentary DVD and "The Nostradamus Libretto Book"

„The Making Of Nostradamus“ documentary is a 2h15min long movie, packed with authentic interviews with the original singers, studio discussions, early versions of some songs, showing all the participants in their working environment. The movie is giving an in-depth insight of the entire creative process of „Nikolo Kotzev’s Nostradamus“ and is a must for every Nostradamus Rock Opera fan. The entire story is told by Nikolo Kotzev himself.

An exclusive luxury edition, containing the Nostradamus libretto in English and Bulgarian. Illustrated with artworks and photos. An absolute must for everyone, watching the Nostradamus Live Show DVD/BluRay.

About the Opera

Fifteen years after the „Nikolo Kotzev’s Nostradamus“ CD release, the author Nikolo Kotzev staged a World premiere of the work in his home country Bulgaria. The anniversary coincided also with the 450th anniversary of the death of the French prophet Michel de Nostradamus.

The world premiere of the work was held on November 18th and 19th, 2016 in the hall of the State Opera Rousse, Bulgaria, in conjunction with Maestro Nayden Todorov.

The rock opera Nikolo Kotzev’s Nostradamus was released on double CD in 2001 and reaped glowing reviews in the international press. The album sold over 50,000 copies on several continents.

Cast of Characters

Meet the singers in the leading roles.

Alexander Atanasov

Alexander Atanasov will perform the role of Nostradamus.

Björn
Lodin

Björn Lodin – born 1965 in Sundsvall, Sweden. Together with friends, he formed his first band at the age of 12

Nora
Karaivanova

Nora is one of the most charismatic young performers in Bulgaria. Her style is pop, rock and soul.

Zvezdomir Keremidchiev

Zvezdi is among the brightest stars of the Bulgarian rock scene.

AMALIA
NENOVA

In 1979 Amalia was accepted is the Music Academy, majoring in singing in the class of Maestro Stefan Atanasov.

Thomas Vikström

Thomas started his career in 1988 with the Swedish band Talk of the town as an 18 year old. 

Mehmet
Kaya

Mehmet started to sing in several bands after he moved to Istanbul for university education.

Ben
Cross

Harry Bernard Cross (16 December 1947 – 18 August 2020) was an English stage and film actor.

The BAND

Meet the singers in the leading roles.

Nikolo
Kotzev

Nikolo Kotzev was born into a family of professional musicians. He started playing the violin at the age of 5 and the guitar at the age of 10.

Angel
Dyulgerov

Angel Dyulgerov is one of the well-known guitarists on the Bulgarian scene. He works as a studio musician , composer , lyricist, arranger and music producer…

Anthony
Georgiev

Anthony Georgiev was Born in 1965 in Silistra. Until 1983, she studied piano in the city with teachers Fanichka Stoeva and Liliana Strinka.

Radoslav
Todorov

Radoslav Todorov participated in Veliko Tarnovo as a pianist and organist in several local blues and rock groups – “Limba Quartet”, “Accident”, “The Hitch-Hikers”, “Roundabout”, etc.

Nikolay
Todorov

Born in Varna – 1986 in a family of professional musicians. Since he was four years old, he has been overwhelmed by the variety of percussion instruments, which became the foundation for his development.

Nikolay
Tsvetkov

Nikolay Tsvetkov was born on February 5, 1987, in Harmanli. At a young age, inspired by his favorite bands, he was motivated to play guitar and bass, following in the footsteps of his father – bassist.

Well, I lived to see my “Nostradamus” onstage, thanx to the Beehive Foundation.

A DVD of this show is coming your way.

Also being worked on is “The Making Of Nostradamus”  documentary DVD, in which you’ll be able to see original footage of the recordings and the working process, narrated by myself.  The documentary DVD will be available here. Stay tuned!

– Nikolo Kotzev

LATEST NEWS

OK, time to make some noise about "The Making Of Nostradamus" DVD.

Don’t miss your copy of this 2hrs long film, packed with authentic video material with all the singers, players and orchestra, portraying the creative atmosphere of the recordings of the original studio record Nikolo Kotzev’s Nostradamus! Narrated by Nikolo himself.

PLEASE NOTE! DVDs will be sent after July 25th!

Nostradamus the rock opera

Dear fans of „Nostradamus the rock opera“!

At long last we a ready to share some exciting news with you all!

A DVD release of the Nostradamus show in 2017 in Sofia , Bulgaria is being worked on as we speak, and will be released in a great package, including the DVD and two audio CDs, containing the live performance. Over two hours of a blinding performance of a cast of 120 people. Nikolo Kotzevs band KIKIMORA and Nikolo himself are onstage too.

In the roles you will see:

Alexander Atanasov – Nostradamus
Zvezdi Keremidchiev – The Inquisitor
Mehmet Kaya – Henry II
Thomas Vikström – The Soldier – Ghost
Björn Lodin – The Storyteller
Amalia Nenova – Anne Gemelle
Nora Karaivanova – Catherine de Medici
Narrator in multimedia – Ben Cross
With the Orchestra, Choir and Ballet of the State Opera Ruse, conducted by Nayden Todorov.

We can’t wait to make this exciting release available to all of you!

A documentary film „The Making Of Nikolo Kotzev’s Nostradamus“ is also being worked on. The movie will include rare footage of the recordings, the studio work, exclusive interviews with all the original singers and of course – a personal narration by Nikolo Kotzev, who will share his memories and thoughts on the creation of his work.

This documentary will be available to purchase on a newly redesigned Nostradamus website, along with an exclusive luxury Nostradamus book including the libretto in English and Bulgarian, some pics and an original artwork by one of the best Bulgarian artists Ivan Ivanov – Ioani.

Stay tuned for more news!

Nikolo Kotzev