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4 Sep

Dairy of the Festival. The 2nd and 3rd days

On the second day of the V Art Festival “Mellow season in Odessa Opera House” the guests were invited by the outstanding pianist Boris Bloch (Germany). On August 31 he gave a concert “In the silhouettes of the hall: view from the stage” consisted of the works by Ferruccio Busoni, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt and Serhii Rachmaninoff .

“Yesterday it was the perfect night of the festival post-Wagner Saturday. Boris Bloch’s clavierband, where the audience is moved to the stage and the opera hall is turned into mystical scenery for a piano confession”, wrote a music expert from Kyiv Anna Stavichenko on her Facebook page.

Her colleague Olga Stelmashevskaya added: “The program is a declaration of love to the Theatre, City, People, Music. It was the feeling that we were drinking music and breathing the theater in... The festival provides an opportunity to experiment with the genre of chamber concert of piano music. Even when the performance is impeccable, etalon, – a couple of delicate nuances and the concert turns into a bizarre, staged mini-performance.”

If Boris Bloch’s concert was a chamber one, for a limited audience, the gala concert next day could be watched by everyone. The grand Odessa Ballet Gala Classic & Modern was held at the Theatre Square near the theatre, with the participation of the world-famous ballet stars Natalya Kush and Matthew Golding, leading national opera masters Natalya Matsak and Sergey Krivokon, as well as soloists and ballet dancers of Odessa Opera House.