Rebirth is a message of hope but also the exploration of an idea: that silence and inactivity are the best prelude to creative renewal. The program includes music spanning more than five centuries, from folksong to pop, via some of the most powerful moments in seventeenth-century opera.Media were full of praise after Sonya Yoncheva and Cappella Mediterranea performed this repertoire at the Salzburg Festival in August 2020. “Music that moves you to tears” wrote the APA and the FAZ raved about her Bulgarian folksong ‘Zableinano mi agunce’ being “an unforgettable emotional experience”.‘This project is of great importance to me,’ says the soprano. ‘I would like to highlight the timeless quality of this music, the sense of unlimited freedom that it offers us, building a bridge from the past to the present. Connecting the world of Monteverdi to the world of the Bulgarian folk, the Spanish hacaras to English madrigals, we want to show how global the sound of this music can be, even if in that time people could not communicate as we do now. This project is an appeal to a rebirth, to a unification for the renewal our world and culture desperately needs right now.”The album Rebirth has been recorded for SONY Classical with Alarcón and his ensemble Cappella Mediterranea and will be released in March 2021.