Sylvie Vartan’s Interview For Madame Bulgaria

Sylvie Vartan

Sylvie Vartan will say goodbye to her Bulgarian fans in her farewells tour “Forever Sylvie”, in Varna and Sofia, on next April 19 and 21th. We had the chance to interview the famous Star. Here are her answers to our questions.

Sylvie Vartan, how do you feel today, just a few weeks before you return to the Bulgarian stage as part of your farewell tour ?

SV : It is always for me a great emotion to return to Bulgaria as a lot of nice and tender memories come back to me.

Which word would you choose to qualify your Bulgarian audience ?

SV : It is like my family.

Since the first time you returned to Bulgaria in 1990, after the fall of
wall, have you observed any changes in Bulgaria ? How do you see the future of
your home country ?

S.V. : The country opened. One can see stores with western brands opening, like in France.

Sylvie Vartan
@ Official Sylvie Vartan : Symphonic tour – Summer 2013

The autobiographer Lionet Duroy who will write with you the autobiography « Mum » in 2004, a book paying homage to your mother IIona Mayer, will say about you :  » She has nothing to do in Los Angeles, already in Paris it was a little complicated. Her life was in Sofia with of her Grand parents (…). Sylvie is an exile, and that’s why her first return to Sofia was so shocking ». Have you ever thought of returning to live in Bulgaria ?

S.V. : My life and my career are mainly in France. Bulgaria remains for me the country of my childhood and of the nostalgia.

Do you sometimes cook Bulgarian ?

We personally, we cook a lot Guvetche and we offer Guvetches to all our family in France, she LOVES.

S.V. : Of course. I even have already converted a lot of my French and American friends to Bulgarian cuisine. I really enjoy cooking and Moussaka and Guetche are my favorite dishes.

Very attached to your native country, you adopted a girl Darina with your husband Tony Scotti, 20 years ago, in Bulgaria. Did you introduce her to your native language ? Has she already returned to Bulgaria ?

S.V. : I do not master Bulgarian language enough to teach her. We are planning a trip soon.

With the support of your brother Eddie, you created in 1990 the « Sylvie Vartan Association for Bulgaria », helping Bulgarian orphaned children in need. Your commitment is great and recognized. Do you want to get even more involved for the country ?

S.V. : Madame Teoharova who is the Vice-President of my Association submits me on a regular basis applications for help in the field of Culture. Thus, we can participate in the refection of icons to the Sofia Museum as well as works in the Monastery of Dragalevski.

This is your Adieu tour. What are your future projects ? What are you dreaming about today ?

S.V. : My next concert will be held on the 16th of March at the Grand Rex in Paris, following concert dates in Russia, Japan, Belgium, Spain and Italy. I Always have a dream about a quiet stay in the mountain.

Thank you Sylvie Vartan.


Text translated from French to English. Cover Picture : Official Sylvie Vartan – Folies Bergère Concert, France (2014)

More about the Farewells Tour “Forever Sylvie”.

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Marie Pietrzak

Founder & Editorial Director

Marie is the founder of Madame Bulgaria. She fell in love with Bulgaria when she came for the first time for a weekend in 2012.

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