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5 Jan

We invite you to visit “Christmas Festival – 2019”

 For the eighth time Christmas Festival - 2019 will be held in Odessa
Opera House from January 10 to 13.
Having won the recognition of Odessa music lovers and becoming a
traditional music forum, the festival retains its main feature presenting
an exclusive festival programme to the admirers of musical art each
year.
In 2015 the festival introduced the Odessa citizens to the world
premiere of a choir opera “Christmas Action” by Lesia Dychko; the
premiere of oratorio “Elijah” by F. Mendelssohn was held as a part of
the Christmas Festival-2016 , “Messa di Gloria” by G. Puccini and
“Gloria” by F. Poulenc were also performed for the first time in Odessa
Opera House. 

Christmas Festival - 2019 has combined favourite theatre performances
– the ballets “The Sleeping Beauty” (January 13) with the participation
of a soloist of National Opera of Ukraine, Honoured Artist of Ukraine
Anastasia Shevchenko (Princess Aurora) and a ballet soloist of National
Opera of Ukraine, guest soloist of American Ballet Theatre and Wiener
Staatsoper, People's Artist of Ukraine Denis Nedak (Prince Desire) and
“The Nutcracker” (January 11) - fabulous stories which are always
attractive both for children and adults. The premieres will be held on
the opening day of the Festival – on January 10: Concert programme
“Christmas Night at Odessa Opera House” at 18:30 and mysterious
promenade “Phantoms” at 21:00. Festive mood and unforgettable
impressions are guaranteed!
 


Festival programme:

January 10, 18:30
Opening of Christmas Festival

Christmas Night at Odessa Opera House
The concert is performed with one interval.
Participants: Alina Drugak (soprano), Ekaterina Tsymbalyuk (mezzo-
soprano), laureate of international competitions Olga Efremova
(organ), Anna Maria Filippova (harp), Alexander Anisimov (violin),
theatre orchestra.
Conductor - Margarita Grinivetskaya
Running time: 2 hours

 

 


January 10, 21.30
“Phantoms”
Mysterious promenade in the labyrinth of Opera House at night
With the participation of opera soloists, ballet dancers, theatre
orchestra
Conductor - Margarita Grinivetskaya
Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes

 

 

 


January 11, 18: 30
P. Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker
Ballet is performed with one interval
Marie - soloist of Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre,
laureate of international competitions Natalya Ivasenko; The
Nutcracker-Prince - leading master of Odessa National Academic Opera

and Ballet Theatre, laureate of international competitions Viktor
Tomashek
Conductor - Igor Chernetskii
Running time: 2 hours
 

 


January 13, 16.00
Christmas Festival closing
P. Tchaikovsky
The Sleeping Beauty
Ballet is performed with one interval
Aurora - soloist of National Opera of Ukraine, Honoured Artist of
Ukraine Anastasia Shevchenko
Desire - ballet soloist of National Opera of Ukraine, guest soloist of
American Ballet Theatre and Wiener Staatsoper, Honoured Artist of
Ukraine Denis Nedak
Conductor - Igor Chernetskii
Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes