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When The Fern Blooms

When The Fern Blooms

 Yevhen Stankovych

Libretto by Alexander Stelmashenko
Feeria (folk-opera-balet)
Performed by soloists of opera, choir, ballet soloists and orchestra of Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Solomy Krushelnitskaya!


Володимир Сіренко (м.Київ) народний артист України, лауреат Національної премії України ім. Т. Шевченка

Vasyl Vovkun People’s Artist of Ukraine

Tadey Ryndzak People's Painter of Ukraine

Художник костюмів
Ганна Іпатьєва (м.Київ)

Vasyl Koval лауреат всеукраїнського конкурсу

Ірина Коваль

Sergyj Naenko Honored Artist of Ukraine

Artem Shoshyin (Kyiv)

Художник світла
Дмитро Ципердюк (м.Київ) заслужений працівник культури України


“Human Kupala Night”
Summer solstice. The magical power of the Kupala bonfire. Jumping over it, people go through the ritual of purgation. Marena, a symbol of obstacles to the human existence, is burned. Hands and hearts are joined. The highest passion for body fire is love.

“Mermaid Kupala Night”
Reflection in water. Twofold existence because of the doom. Detachment from reality, virtuality of time and space. Striving for the other world.

“Witch Kupala Night”
Orgy of passion through the perception and appreciation of the pleasures of others. An alternative to existence for self-esteem.

“Fern Flower”
The legend has it that the flower of the fern blooms for a moment at the shortest Kupala night. Is this flower a moment of love, a free human passion that helps to understand the human nature and the world at the shortest summer night?

The “golden age” of the legendary pagan times or the humanist era, where the harmony of man and nature prevailed in all its manifestations of the completeness of being, is contrasted by the era of humanitarian crises, the threat of wars, chaos in Ukraine, starting from the Cossacks and the post-Cossack era to modern times.
Weapon is forged.
Drill assets its military might.
Battles are raging.
Death is coming.
Hope for a newborn son, who is blessed by his native land and mother, is the future of Ukraine, its leader and sage, as Baida or Morozenko were in their days.


Video: www.youtube.com/watch


September, 2018