Maxim Shalygin (photo Anna Reshetniak)


Nova Opera
Wed 2 Oct 2024 20:15 - 22:00
Wed 2 Oct 2024
20:15 - 22:00
  • Wed 2 Oct 2024
    20:15 - 22:00
    Grote Zaal


Maxim Shalygin Amadante
Paul van der Woerd libretto


Nova Opera

Ukrainian music theatre about the emotion of love

Amandante is the first opera by Dutch-Ukrainian composer Maxim Shalygin. Shalygin’s music is adventurously omnivorous, yet rooted in tradition. A spiritual undertone, common in Eastern European music, frequently permeates his work. Amandante is a chamber opera inspired by the ancient Symposium, Plato’s dialogue exploring lust, love, and desire.

Despite the war in their homeland, Ukrainian Nova Opera is creating new productions that reflect the progressive artistic climate in Kyiv. Nova Opera’s unique music theatre blends elements of Gregorian chant, trip hop, avant-garde rock, baroque, and folk music. Their work encompasses a wide range of forms, from traditional theatre to video installations. And their productions have garnered international acclaim, often premiering outside of Ukraine.

This is a production of Muziekgebouw Productiehuis