Lviv National Opera reopens with a series of concerts “In Victory We Trust”

On April 1, Lviv National Opera opens its doors to the audience and starts a series of concerts “In Victory We Trust. Art inspires us to live.”

Five concerts for adults and children will be given this week, from April 1 to 3. The repertoire of the concert will be presented on the main new of the theatre and will include arias and recitals of Ukrainian composers, fragments from ballets, music for brass quintet and choral concerts by Dmytro Bortnyansky, Ukrainian composer of the 18th – 19th centuries. Mirror Hall of the theatre will present musical entertainment for children 2-4 years “Star for Mozart” accompanied by musicians of the orchestra of Lviv National Opera.

Each concert has a symbolic name – # Faith, # Joy, # Power, # Beauty and # Hope. During the war, the function of art changes dramatically. The relief from daily horrors can be found in interacting with music or dance and it is extremely important to see beauty amid fear and pain. At the concerts, we strive to give the audience more strength and positive emotions, consolation and empathy, which we need to ensure our victory. Every concert focuses on Ukrainian music and world classics.

The concerts will be performed not only by artists and musicians of Lviv National Opera but also by internally displaced persons i.e. artists from other Ukrainian opera houses, in particular, the principal dancer of the National Opera of Ukraine in Kyiv Olena Karandieieva, ballet soloist of Kharkiv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Mykola Lysenko / “East Opera” Denys Onufriichuk.

Attending events at Lviv National Opera, we kindly ask you to pay attention to security measures. In case of an air raid alarm, all spectators must go to the bomb shelter of the theatre. Therefore the number of seats is limited. Also, at the entrance to the theatre, a cursory inspection will be carried out to identify prohibited or restricted items which can threaten the life or health of the spectators or staff. We also ask you to comply with anti-epidemic measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.