Metropolitan Opera holds special benefit concert for Ukraine
NEW YORK (AP) — Vladyslav Buialskyi spoke to his mother from Berdyansk, a Ukraine seaside town, and told her not to listen to him take the stage at the Metropolitan Opera on Monday night. With electricity out because of Russia's invasion, he didn't want her wasting power for the Internet stream. With three huge yellow-and-blue Ukraine flags draped across the front of the house, the Met held a benefit for the under-attack nation. The concert began with the 23-year-old Ukrainian bass-baritone as soloist in front of the Met orchestra and chorus and music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, starting the 90-minute program with Ukraine's national anthem.
The "Guardian" said the composer of "Last Days" that Cobain's narrative "an archetypal history" for operas was.
The "Guardian" said the composer of "Last Days" that Cobain's narrative "an archetypal history" is for operas.
Almost on the day exactly 28 years ago, Kurt Cobain died. With the Neil-Young quote "It's Better To Burn Out Than To Fade Away" he said goodbye in a letter from the world. Now the last days in the life of the grunge icon are brought to the opera stage. The basis is the drama "Last Days" realized by Gus Van Zant, whose fictitious history was inspired by the first April days of 1994.
composer of the Royal Opera House is Nirvana-disciples
as reported by the British daily "The Guardian", with the Royal Opera House in London, one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world is responsible for the adaptation of the film published in 2005. Set up the piece of the only 32-year-old-doctorate guest composer of the venue Oliver Leith. When Cobain shot into his head on 5 April 1994, it was only four years old - but the classic and electronic musician is a large Nirvana fan. The "Guardian" he said that Cobain's narrative "an archetypal history" for operas form. In addition, the film template "Last Days" did not sensitize the end of the singer.
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pieces dives "in the torments that have created a modern myth"
the libretto, ie the text of the opera to "Last Days", comes from Matt Copson, who will also lead together with Anna Morrissey. In October, the piece in the Linbury Theater designed for 394 places is premiered. In a statement of the stage, it is called the opera dive "in the torments that have created a modern myth." The Cobain-based protagonist Blake will "be hit by objects, visitors and memories, which distract him from his true goal - the self-destruction". © Provided by Music Express
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