Tonight 10th of May on the stage of Macedonian Opera and Ballet the show ON THE ROAD by Johann Sebastian Bach with choreography by Igor Kirov will be performed by The Croatian National Theatre of Split (Croatia).
Igor Kirov - choreography, J. S. Bach - music, Aleksandar Noshpal - costume designer, Branimir Bokan - light designer
Cast: Ekaterina Kuznjecova, Matea Milas, Gabriela Mede, Eva Karpilovska, Hazuki Tanase, Tina Hatlak, Lejla Bajramović, Ajla Kadrić, Artjom Žusov, Ivan Boiko, Aleksandar Korjakovski, Remus Dimache, Romulus Dimache, Uroš Škaper, Askhatbek Yusupzhanov, Yevhen Baranovskyi, Francesco Bruni
The most renowned Macedonian dancer and choreographer, respected for his unique artistic creations, spirit, enthusiasm and magnetic temperament once again proved his dominance on the international stage by taking over the role of artistic director of the Ballet at the Croatian National Theatre in Split. It is at this institution that Igor Kirov continues to cultivate the tradition of classical and modern ballet repertoire, continuously seeking new dance aesthetics, modes and directions of expression. “On the Road” is a musical-stage work which stands on the line between dream and reality. Using Johann Sebastian Bach’s genious “Goldberg Variations”, the work combines classical and modern dance elements, performed by 17 dancers. It is a work which demonstrates that imagination, dynamics and technical superiority are the core of Kirov’s art of choreography. “On the Road” is a performance that you watch glued to the chair in one breath - in 57 minutes before your eyes a series of 32 dance stories pass, stories that dive into each other, in a continuous sequence and sophisticated body motion, only to die down at the end. With “On the Road”, Igor Kirov where his immense talent, authenticity and artistic reflection enable him to reach places where not so many others have.
LA TRAVIATA - Giuseppe Verdi (Premiere) will be performed tonught, 9th of May, 2017 at Macedonian Opera and Ballet.
Address:Kej Dimitar Vlahov bb, 1000 Skopje
About LA TRAVIATA - Giuseppe Verdi (Premiere)
The Orchestra, Choir and Ballet ensemble of Macedonian Opera and Ballet
Gianluca Martinenghi (Italy) - conductor
Verena Stoiber (Germany) - director
Sophia Schneider - set design and costume design
Sasha Evtimova - choreography
Vasko Lisichov – light designer
Cast: Ana Durlovski - Violetta Valéry
Darko Neshovski - Alfredo Germont
Boris Trajanov, Marjan Jovanoski - Giorgio Germont
Nikolina Janevska - Flora
Aleksandra Lazarovska-Vasilevski - Annina
Vladimir Sazdovski - Barone Douphol
Dragan Ampov - Marchese d’Obigny
Nikola Stojceski - Gastone
Borko Bidzovski - D-r Grenvil
Igor Ginovski - Giuseppe
Ernes Ibraimovski - comessario
The most important thing for me in opera generally is to see real characters and real emotions on stage, not just some superficial standing and singing. I am very interested in the stories people have to tell. For me Verdi was one of the greatest storytellers of all times. A real man of the theater who always gives his characters time to think before they sing and time to react to the things that are happening. With Traviata he once more broke a taboo. He didn’t bring kings and queens or heroes on stage, like composers used to do until then. He brought “normal” people on stage for the first time. And even more than that: He let a mistress be the main character of an opera. In Traviata we find ourselves in a so-called “demimonde”. We see Violetta and her female mistress friends having parties with the richest men of the society. These men who surely are married and have children at home, can afford to spend their free time with young beautiful women. In return they pay for the apartments and the cars of these women and give them other expensive presents like jewelry or dresses that make them look even more attractive and desirable. This way of “еscort lifestyle” is nothing that we only know from 1850. It still exists and will probably always do. What interests me most about that is the hypocrisy behind it. People are talking about how vulgar some women look or behave and on the other hand love to watch half naked girls in video clips, on catwalks or in commercials. Sex sells – that’s for sure. For me that is the hypocrisy of a patriarchal society, where it is not a problem to have a wife and some girlfriends aside, but it is a big problem when someone, in this case it is Alfredo, breaks the rules and falls in love with one of the mistresses and even worse – wants to live with her. This is not how this male dominated world works and it cannot happen. To prevent this we need Germont, for me the most hypocrite of all characters, who talks about honor and pride and doesn’t mind to destroy other people’s lives for the sake of his own reputation. He may also act out of jealousy of the younger generation who might see things in a different way. I think that especially in our days we are confronted with egoistic and narcissistic behavior of certain people that leads to catastrophic consequences. We need to try to fight against it with lots of love and passion, like Violetta and Alfredo do. And even if it is too late for them in the end, they may have changed something for the future.
Verena Stoiber - director
One of the cornerstones of the operatic repertoire, the score of “Traviata” is littered with fantastic tunes that are widely popular on the opera and concert stages throughout the world. The ingenious music, but moreover, the taut plot and vivid characters that speak to our universal nature place “Traviata” among the most popular and most intimate opera masterpieces of Giuseppe Verdi. Macedonian audience eagerly awaits every performance of Ana Durlovski on domestic stage. The world famous soprano continues to gain dazzling success on European and world opera stages, astonishing both critics and audiences with perfect technique, precise intonation, voluminous and crystal clear timbre. Convincingly, with laser-like intonative accuracy, captivating coloratura and perfect phraseology, Durlovski has been interpreting the opera roles in Germany, Spain, USA…”Traviata” with Ana Durlovski in the title role, directed by renowned German director Verena Stoiber is a powerful, visually stunning production, with daring and strong stage action. A true feast for the ears and eyes at the opening of the 45th May Opera Evenings awaits.
Bournonville ballet evening – Premiere
Dance works inspired by France, Italy and Spain
04.05.2017 at 20 am at MOB, Skopje
Conductor Bisera Cadlovska
Choreography: August Bournonville (Denmark)
Music: X. S. Pauli, H. K. Lumbini, V. K. Holm, E. Helsted
Set and directed by Eva Kloberg and Frank Andersen (Denmark)
Set designer: Zoran Nikolovski
Costume: Mary Pupuchevska
Assistant producers: Sasha Evtimova
Concert master and solo violin: Clement Todoroski
Reserve your tickets: +389 23118-451 or online on website: www.mob.mk and www.karti.com.mk
Address: BLvd. Goce Delcev No. 4
“An evening dedicated to love” is the title of the recital of tenor Nikola Stojcheski on Monday, February 21st at 8 pm in the lobby of the Macedonian opera and ballet. Admission is free for all visitors.
Stojceski will be accompanied by Elena Siljanovska on piano. Director is Dejan Proshev.
P. Tosti - solo song “A vuccella”
F.Chilea – “La dolcissima effigie” from the opera “Adriana Lecouvreur”
E.D.Curtis – “Non ti scordar di me”
G. Puccini – “Tra voi belle” from the opera “Manon Lescaut “
P.Mascagni - Intermezzo from the opera “Cavalleria Rusticana”, Performance: Elena Siljanoska
G.Puchini – “Donna non vidi mai” from the opera “Manon Lescaut “
G.Verdi – “Questa o quella” from the opera “Rigoletto”
G.Doniceti – “Tombe degli avi miei” from the opera “Lucia di Lammermoor”
G.Verdi – “Di quella pira” from Il Trovatore opera “Il Trovatore”
Prominent Macedonian opera singer and Ambassador of Macedonian culture Blagoj Nacoski will hold a recital titled “Winter Journey” op.89 D.911, a cycle of 24 Schubert’s solo songs for voice and piano, on Friday, February 3rd at 8 pm in MOB.
Tenor Nacoski will be accompanied by Dino Imeri on piano, director is Dejan Proshev.
Stories, songs, plays and onomatopoeia of the sad hobo, the most famous Schubert’s cycle for voice and piano, has lyrics by William Miller.
For the first time in Macedonia will be performed Gute Nacht, Die Wetterfahne, Gefrorene Tränen, Erstarrung, Der Lindenbaum, Wasserflut, Auf dem Flusse, Rückblick, Irrlicht, Rast, Frühlingstraum, Einsamkeit, Die Post, Der greise Kopf, Die Krähe, Letzte, Hoffnung, Im Dorfe, Der stürmische Morgen, Täuschung, Der Wegweiser, Das Wirtshaus, Mut, Die Nebensonnen, Der Leiermann.