Two Ukrainian opera houses win “Opera Oscar”
Two Ukrainian opera houses — Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet and Odesa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater — were awarded “Opera Oscar.” — Reuters reports.
They received the prize for offering up mellifluous cadenzas and virtuosic trills amid power cuts and artillery blasts on their country’s territory.
“We came from cities where streets are dark, but our souls are full of light… Our music now is buzzing with generators everywhere, but this is the music of our survival, of our life,” stated Oksana Taranenko, stage director at the Odesa National Opera.
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