In cooperation with the partner “Kontramarka”, Lviv National Opera presents the charity project “TOGETHER WITH UKRAINE”
a series of online concerts of the definitive works of Ukrainian composers and world classics. Spectators worldwide can join the online concerts by purchasing a ticket for the live broadcast of the concerts from Lviv National Opera. Proceeds will be used for charity, support for the Ukrainian people, and culture during the war.
In particular, the funds will be directed to the needs of the Military Medical Clinical Center of the Western Region, which requires the purchase of resuscitation equipment. Every month, modern equipment can save hundreds of lives of our defenders and civilians who have been wounded during the Russian-Ukrainian war.
The main mission of the project is to preserve the national musical heritage and its promotion in the world cultural space. We cannot allow war to take away or destroy our values and creative achievements that have been created for centuries and passed down through the generations. Music should sound and fill with light energy people who live in the paradigm of education and humane values.
After the first online broadcast of B. Lyatoshynsky’s Symphony №3 on May 6, UAH 47,255 were raised for charity from the tickets purchased by spectators from Ukraine, Latvia, Great Britain, Poland, Italy, Lithuania and other countries. Lviv National Opera paid a fee to the actors of Mariupol Drama Theater at its own expense, supporting artists fleeing the horrors of war. We continue a series of online concerts hoping to raise the required money to purchase medical equipment.
After the first online broadcast of B. Lyatoshynsky’s Symphony №3 on May 6, UAH 148,170 were raised for charity from the tickets purchased by spectators from Ukraine, Latvia, Great Britain, Poland, Italy, Lithuania and other countries. Lviv National Opera paid a fee to the actors of Mariupol Drama Theater at its own expense, supporting artists fleeing the horrors of war. We continue a series of online concerts hoping to raise the required money to purchase medical equipment.
Folk-opera-ballet by Yevhen Stankovych, “When the Fern Blooms”, shows a unique Ukrainian rite of the summer solstice (the pagan Kupala Night) and describes the key historical events of the struggle of the Ukrainian people. This impressive performance combines solo and choral singing, modern choreography, vibrant show enhanced with video projection.
“When the Fern Blooms”
is a brilliant national modern work in Ukrainian culture that has survived decades of oblivion, banned by the Soviet authorities. In the mid-1970s, Yevhen Stankovych was offered to write a Ukrainian play, which should have been performed, in particular, on a guest tour at the Grand Opera in Paris. However, the premiere of the feerie did not take place at the insistence of the authorities.
The long-awaited grand premiere of the feerie took place only in 2017 at Lviv National Opera, directed by Vasyl Vovkun and conducted by Volodymyr Sirenko. Since then, the work has not only become a showpiece of Lviv Opera but also presents Ukrainian culture on various European websites with the latest opera and theatre productions such as Opera Vision, Dramox, and MEGOGO.
An impressive performance that describes the freedom-loving spirit of Ukrainians and their ancient traditions!
In the future, the series of online concerts “TOGETHER WITH UKRAINE” will feature the most famous symphonic, opera, choral, and chamber works of Ukrainian composers and world classics.
Schedule the following dates for online broadcasts: Dmytro Bortnyansky’s choral concerts (May 28) – a unique Ukrainian musical heritage of the classical era and performances of chamber and instrumental music by Borys Lyatoshynsky (June 2).
The project aims to unite the artists worldwide around the rich cultural heritage of Ukraine. Musical works and performances by Ukrainian composers contribute to the establishment of Ukrainian cultural identity in the world and, as a result, will help build solid cultural partnerships. Also, part of the raised funds will support the artists from all over Ukraine who continue their creative work at Lviv National Opera.
The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, the State Agency of Ukraine for Arts and Art Education, the National Union of Theatre Artists of Ukraine, the artists of Ukraine and leading Ukrainian companies are united in one cultural front to present and promote Ukrainian culture.