Young opera « Ukraine Terra Incognita» is a large-scale project, which combines the Ukrainian authentic singing with modern academic and European improvisational music with a help of the new art forms.
Visual-music performance is created by a combination of solo female voice, saxophone, percussion, male choir, female singing ensemble, symphony orchestra, choreographic group and video art.
The opera is dedicated to Vasyl Slipak, the soloist of the Paris Opera who became the Ukrainian modern hero. In 2015, he went as a volunteer fighter to the eastern front line in Ukraine and died there hit by a sniper bullet.
The opera libretto is composed with the Ukrainian authentic songs, folk and author’s texts. This is a story in 5 myths: “House”, “Ancestry”, “Love “, “Steppe”, and ”Iron Heart”. Each separate piece is a self-sufficient part, as well as a composition of microforms, where the plot is not linear but dimensional.
The opera premiere is planned for 2020. Young opera «Ukraine Terra Incognita» will present contemporary Ukrainian art to the world.
The project is created by famous Ukrainian and European composers, filmmakers, musicians, actors, singers and folklore researchers.
Myth of Iron Heart: fragment
“We want not only to talk about our pain and hope, but also to create a new area where we will introduce Ukraine to the world by speaking the language of art about our current challenges. It is important that our project is international while based on Ukrainian opera. I am convinced, that diving into the past and creating the future with European artists, we all discover our archetypes. Opera Ideals and myths have a lot in common and they retell the same concepts”.
Young opera “Ukraine Terra Incognita” opens a modern Ukrainian art to the world together with the ancient codes of our culture expressed in a modern form. It presents Ukraine as not a poor country “on the edge of Europe” where the distant and incomprehensible war takes place. Our project presents young Ukraine where people create modern art despite all the problems and centuries of suppression by different empires. Ukraine has preserved the European values and people are still ready to sacrifice their lives for freedom.
The project is looking for partners for implementation, making and presenting opera in Ukrainian and European cities. In particular, it is important for us to present it in Paris, where Vasyl Slipak lived and performed on the opera stage.
- KBC BANK NV, Brussels , Belgium
- SWIFT: KREDBEBB
- COMMERZBANK AG, Frankfurt, Germany
- SWIFT: COBADEFF
- UNICREDIT S.P.A., Milano, Italy
- SWIFT: UNCRITMM
- RAIFFEISEN BANK INTERNATIONAL AG, Vienna, Austria
- SWIFT: RZBAATWW
- JSC KREDOBANK, Lviv, Ukraine
- SWIFT: WUCBUA2X
Beneficiary name: HMO “KHRYSTYIANS`KA ASOTSIATSIIA-YMCA”
YMCA Lviv (Non governmental youth organization ” Christian Association – YMCA»)
NGO The Wassyl Slipak Foundation
NGO Crimean House