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The Ljubljana Opera ends its season with Yevgeny Onegin, an emotional story about today



Directed by Vinko Möderndorfer and conducted by the Kazakh conductor Alan Buribaev

“This opera features people who are looking for love, but miss it, lose it. They regret that they reacted wrongly at a certain moment. Who make serious mistakes. And so on,” describes director Vinko Möderndorfer.

“These are all these things that we are also experiencing today in your life. Everyone actually has a part of these experiences or goes beyond these experiences.” said the director.

The premiere of the opera Yevgeny Onegin by the composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky in directing Vinko Möderndorfer and under the baton of a Kazakh conductor Alan Buribaevawhich has three acts and three different casts, will in SNG Opera and Ballet Ljubljana. It is the last premiere of this season.

An opera written by Tchaikovsky in second half of the 19th century based on excerpts from the novel of the same name Alexander Pushkindespite everything, also talks about the present time, especially on an emotional level, which has not changed over the centuries, the director describes.

Photo: Darja Štravs Tisu

“We tried to make an emotional lace of relationships between the characters,” explained Möderndorfer, adding that they were in actualization of relations to someone forced by the chronic lack of financial resources of the Ljubljana Opera, but I would also like to try it myself in classical, historical performances.

Artistic director of the Ljubljana Opera Marko Hribernik said before the premiere that he deliberately entrusted the direction to Möderndorfer, who “knows how to do” passion, blood and great emotions, and added that he succeeded in doing so.

An opera, excellent both musically and musically fabulative sidesMaster Buribaevahis longtime friend and classmate from Vienna, called Hribernik an expert on both Tchaikovsky and Yevgeny Onegin. Buribaevwhich is in Having already conducted concerts in Slovenia, but not operas yet, Jevgenij Onjegin called the opera, which he will conduct for the fourth time, a harmonic masterpiece that is excellent both musically and fabulative sides. He also praised the director, singer and other creators.

Photo: Darja Štravs Tisu

Among others, the champion of the Ljubljana Opera will perform in the title role of Tatjana Martina Zadro, who this time will sing the entire role for the first time. As she said, she was alone in she found the role of Tatjana and she likes it. “He has fantastic vocal lines and is extremely accomplished as an actor character,” she described.

Among others, a guest of the Ljubljana Opera, a young Slovenian baritone, will perform the role of Onjegin Jaka Mihelacwho has already stood on the stage of the Ljubljana Opera House in beginning of the season, in opera Ariadne on Naxos. For him, as he said, the role of Onegin is a great challenge and at the same time a great honor and joy, and he can contribute the most to the role by being well-prepared vocally, he said.

The ballet ensemble of the Ljubljana Opera also performsIn the opera, which on someone mode gives a cross-section of social verticals, the ballet ensemble of the Ljubljana Opera also performs. Choreography is work Rosane Hribar. According to the director, the choreography works extremely fresh and adds a new, emotional level to the performance.

Photo: Darja Štravs Tisu

Under the minimalist scenography, venues and the atmosphere it is otherwise right seven, is signed Branko Hojnik. He is a costume designer Alan the Keeperbut the costumes, as Möderndorfer emphasized once again, were adapted and collected from fundus.

Source: Rtvslo

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