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31 Aug

The V Art Festival "Mellow Season in Odessa Opera House" was opened!

Yesterday, onAugust 30, the V Art Festival "Mellow Season in Odessa Opera House" was opened with the premiere of the opera “Lohengrin“ by Richard Wagner.

The main parts were performed by:
Lohengrin, Knight of the Holy Grail – Oleksandr Shults
Elsa, princess of Brabant - Natalia Pavlenko
Henry the Fowler, the King - People's Artist of Ukraine Vasyl Navrotskyi
Friedrich of Telramund, Count of Brabant - Soloist of the Dnipropetrovsk Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre Oleksandr Forkushak
Ortrud, Telramund's wife, Friesian prince’s daughter - Honored Artist of Ukraine Tetiana Spaska
The King's Herald - Bohdan Panchenko

Choir, orchestra of the theatre, children's choir "Pearls of Odessa" (director – Larysa Harbuz)

Conductor - Honoured Artist of Ukraine Ihor Shavruk

“Wagner is the most difficult for opera artists to perform. Since this moment “Lohengrin” is in Odessa, ” wrote Stanislav Hotsuliak, a journalist for Ukraina Moloda. "Wagnersounds in Ukraine, and it sounds very well!", - added Kyiv music critic Hanna Stavychenko.

For the first time in the history of the festival, the audience and guests walked a red carpetto the theatre. 

Photos by Yuri Litvinenko