Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra

Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra

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Posted 2022-07-15 by Gail Clifford MDfollow

Mon 15 Aug 2022


The visits Dublin for one performance only in their tour of Europe and the United States.

The Ukraine Ministry of Culture grants a special exemption for military-age male members to participate, the power of art over adversity to pick up instruments and put down weapons.

Assembled by the Polish National Opera and New York's Metropolitan Opera, the orchestra includes recent refugees, soldiers, Ukrainian members of other European orchestras and top musicians of Ukraine.

Ukrainian-Canadian conductor, Keri-Lynn Wilson, leads the orchestra in a program that includes Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov's Seventh Symphony, Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 and more. Ukrainian piano virtuoso Anna Fedorova and soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska perform "Abscheulicher!" Leonore's great aria from Beethoven's opera Fidelio, considered one of the most emotionally gripping arias in opera literature.

Leonore, written for a dramatic soprano, requires a voluminous voice and high vocal creativity. Monastyrska's high resilience and endurance will be evident in her performance. Leonore, wife of Florestan, a political prisoner of Governor Don Pizarro, wants to free her husband. She dresses as a man and gets hired under the name Fidelio by the prison ward Rocco. Don Pizarro orders Rocco to kill Florestan. When Rocco refuses, Pizarro decides to commit the crime himself leaving Rocco and Leonore to dig the grave.

Funds raised from the tour go to the Ministry to support Ukrainian artists.

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!date 15/08/2022 -- 15/08/2022
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