National Opera of Ukraine today and tomorrow will show the premiere of the ballet "Doctor Faust"

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Не смотря на войну, Нацопера Украины подготовила уже вторую премьеру в этом году – балет «Доктор Фауст»
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On Friday and Saturday, the audience will be able to see the premiere of the one-act ballet "Doctor Faust" at the National Opera of Ukraine.



It's unbelievable; the performance was prepared in just six rehearsals - this is how the theater's chief conductor, Nikolay Dyadyura, commented on the preparation of the new production. - When Viktor Ishchuk (the choreographer of Doctor Faust) asked me to select the music for the ballet, I made him a list of different pieces. There was music by Wagner, Berlioz, Gounod, Puccini, Bellini, and other composers. I thought it would take him about two weeks to audition. But Victor said a day later that he needed it. Excellent knowledge of music!

Usually, it takes at least two months to stage one ballet. Of course, this does not consider the writing or selection of music, script, preparation of scenery, and costumes, only for rehearsals. But as they say, desperate times call for desperate measures. The new ballet “Doctor Faust” was prepared by Viktor Ishchuk in just two weeks. On the other hand, he nurtured the idea of staging for a long time.

For his part, the choreographer noted the excellent work of the theater orchestra and, of course, the chief conductor.

We first rehearsed to the soundtrack. And when the time came for the first rehearsal with the orchestra, we thought that, at best, we would have time to do one number in one day. But then the trial began, the orchestra played until the end of the performance ... We were amazed, - said Viktor Ischuk.

The performance is currently performed by one cast of artists simply because there is a lot of unusual plastique for dancers accustomed to classical choreography. Mephistopheles is performed by the choreographer Doctor Faust by Sergei Krivokon and Gresham by Natalia Matusiak.

In the future, they promise to prepare several compositions with other soloists of the national opera.

The new ballet will undoubtedly appeal to fans of modern productions since the production uses the technique of neoclassical, classical, historical, every day, jazz dance, and pantomime.

On Friday, you can watch Doctor Faust from 17:00, and on Saturday from 15:00. By the way, along with another one-act ballet - Eyes Wide Shut, which premiered last fall, and Viktor Ishchuk also staged this performance.

Also, one more critical piece of information: during the air raid, the performance will be interrupted, and the audience will be invited to a shelter equipped with the theater wardrobe.

National Opera of Ukraine today and tomorrow will show the premiere of the ballet "Doctor Faust"
National Opera of Ukraine today and tomorrow will show the premiere of the ballet "Doctor Faust"
National Opera of Ukraine today and tomorrow will show the premiere of the ballet "Doctor Faust"
National Opera of Ukraine today and tomorrow will show the premiere of the ballet "Doctor Faust"
National Opera of Ukraine today and tomorrow will show the premiere of the ballet "Doctor Faust"
National Opera of Ukraine today and tomorrow will show the premiere of the ballet "Doctor Faust"
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