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Mykhailo Dutchak People's аrtist of Ukraine
Iryna Stasyshyn Honored Artist of Ukraine
Zbignev Khshanovskyi Honored artist of Poland
Vasyl Koval Winner of Ukrainian competition
Sergyj Naenko Honored Artist of Ukraine
Tadey Ryndzak People's Artist of Ukraine
Oksana Zinchenko Honored Artist of Ukraine
The poet and singer Orfeo grieves near the tomb of his young wife, his friends are with him. Orfeo sends the others away and sings of his grief. Orfeo’s despair moves Zeus and Amor, the god of love, and the gods allow him to go to Hades to return his wife from the underworld. However Orfeo must not look at her until they are back to upper world. Orfeo takes his lyre and goes to Hades.
At the entrance to the underworld the Furies refuse Orfeo to enter. But then he begins to play his lyre and they let him in.
Orfeo is among blessed spirits. He is searching for his wife. At last they meet and begin their journey back to the upper world to the future happy life.
Orfeo leads his wife towards the upper world and tries not to look at her. Euridice is embarrassed; why Orfeo does not look at her? She laments that she has been liberated from death only to face the faded love and conclude that death would be preferable. Orfeo turns to embrace his wife who at once breathes a farewell and dies. Overcome with grief Orfeo decides to die and to join Euridice in Hades. Before he can do so Amor appears and restores Euridice to life. The happy couple returns to the upper world, where they are greeted by friends, who perform dances of celebration. Orfeo, Amor and Euridice praise the power of love.
The famous opera “Orpheus and Eurydice” by Christoph Willibald Gluck highly prises winged sentiments, unconditional love and dedication of the heroes of Greek mythology. The classical plot, filled with dramatic elements, is the most frequently used in operas and can be found in the works of many composers.
Tetyana Vakhnovska Honored artist of Ukraine
Nataliya Datsko People’s Artist of Ukraine
Lyubov Kachala People’s Artist of Ukraine
Natalia Romanyuk Honored Artist of Ukraine
Anastasiya Kornutyak winner of the international competition
Svitlana Mamchur People`s Artist of Ukraine