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For the third time Odessa Opera House represents a significant cultural event of September for Odessa citizens and guests of the city!

 

8 - 17 September, 2017   III Art Festival "Mellow Season in Odessa Opera House" is held!

The aim of the festival, which has already become a jewel of the mellow season in Odessa - the city with unique cultural traditions - is the popularization of Ukrainian and world classical art and the confirmation of the image of our city as the cultural capital of the South of Ukraine.

III Art Festival "Mellow Season in Odessa Opera House - 2017" promises to be a really especial one, as it is dedicated to a significant date - October 1, 2017 is the day when Odessa Opera House, an architectural masterpiece, celebrates the 130th anniversary.

III Art Festival "Mellow Season in Odessa Opera House" expands its borders, entering new stages and opening new educational forms of communication with an audience.

A concert with the participation of the leading opera and ballet soloists will be held on September 15 in the Military Medical Clinical Center of Southern region. There are popular classical works of opera and ballet in the programme. On September 16, a concert dedicated to the 130th  anniversary of the theatre - the architectural masterpiece of F. Felner and H. Helmer, will be held in Odessa Literary Museum with the participation of the soloists of the theatre and the choir of the Charity Fund “The Bavarian House, Odessa” "Viva la musica" (Director - Natalia Köhn).

In the light of the modern European opera theatre trends, the interactive lectures will be held with the participation of the leading music experts of Ukraine. The meetings will be devoted to the performances of "Tannhauser" by R. Wagner, “Cavalleria rusticana“ by P. Mascagni and “Pagliacci” by R. Leoncavallo, “Fates” by J. Gomelskaya.

● The grand opening of the festival will take place on September 8 with a concert dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the birth of Nikolay Lysenko - "The Ukrainian masterpieces for all times" with the works of Ukrainian composers (conductor – the chief conductor of the National Academic Grand Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus, Honoured Artist of Ukraine Viktor Ploskina).

● Premieres of the 207th season will decorate the festival playbill. These are the works that have been included in the golden fund of classical art - the opera “Cavalleria rusticana” by Pietro Mascagni and  “Pagliacci” by Ruggero Leoncavallo, which will be performed on September 10 (conductor -  Valeriy Regrut) and the high-style ballet “Sleeping Beauty” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky – on September 13 (conductor - Igor Chernetskiy). On September 9, a modern ballet "Fates" will be performed to the music of Julia Gomelskaya under the baton of Vitaliy Kovalchuk. This kind of ballet has opened a new page in the history of contemporary Ukrainian ballet art.

● The opera "Tannhauser" in concert performance is a premiere of the festival and it will sound on September 14 under the baton of the music director and chief conductor of Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre Alexandru Samoila. The connoisseurs of Richard Wagner's works will have a unique opportunity to plunge into the magical world of musical themes and images of a genius opera reformer and reflect on the eternal life themes in art.

● The music forum will end with two great gala concerts with the participation of the world stars. The ballet gala-concert will be held on September 15 in Odessa Opera House (conductor - Honoured Artist of Ukraine Igor Shavruk) and great opera open-air gala-concert on September 17 under the baton of the music director and chief conductor of Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre Alexandru Samoila.

Famous performers of the world opera and ballet art, as well as the artists of Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre will make every evening of the festival programme unforgettable!

Each day of the festival will give you an opportunity to plunge into the special, unique atmosphere of high art!