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19 Sep

Tomorrow the conductor for the ballet The Mystery of the Vienna Wood will be Vitaly Kovalchuk

 

Tomorrow, on September 20, Vitaly Kovalchuk, Laureate of the 11th International Competition for Conductors in Budapest, will be conducting The Mystery of the Vienna Woods ballet with the music of Gustav Mahler and Johann Strauss. The performance is to start on the stage of the Odessa Opera at 6:30 pm.

 

Vitaly Kovalchuk

The author for music concept of the ballet is Oksana Lyniv. She has been the one to conduct the ballet starting from its premiere up to today. We would like to remind you that this September Oksana Lyniv has been invited to occupy the position of Assistant to General Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera.

Vitaly Kovalchuk is a graduate of P. Tchaikovsky Kyiv National Music Academy (specializing in the flute, Class of Prof Oleg Kudryahov and specializing in conducting, Class of Prof Victor Ploskina, Honoured Artist of Ukraine). Mr. Kovalchuk started studying conducting at the Faculty of Orchestra Direction in Leipzig University in 2004. He continued his education at the Faculty of Orchestra Direction of the F. List Higher School of Music in Weimar. At the moment Mr. Kovalchuk is a postgraduate student in conducting in the class of Prof Lutz Koller in the Academy of Arts in Berlin.

He was invited to the Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in 2011. As a producing conductor he worked at the opera fairy tale for children The Emerald City (The Wizard of Oz) and the concert Devotion to Women that took place on March 7, 2013. Mr. Kovalchuk also conducts La traviata by G. Verdi and The Snow White and Seven Dwarfs by E. Kolmanovsky that are present in the permanent repertoire of the theatre.

The leading parts in tomorrow’s ballet The Mystery of the Vienna Wood will be performed by Ekaterina Kalchenko (Maria) and Sergey Dotsenko, Honored artist of Ukraine (Crown Prince).