11 August 2019, Sun. 18:30
Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater Odessa, 1 Tchaikovsky Street
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Why should I go to the "Iolantu"?

1. Lyrical opera that touches the soul.
2. The brightest work of P. I. Tchaikovsky.
3. To believe that a happy ending is always possible.

The opera “Iolanta” was created in 1891 and became the last in the work of Tchaikovsky. She rightfully bears the title of the composer’s “lightest opera”.

At the heart of the libretto is the story that the Danish poet Heinrich Hertz described in the drama “King René’s Daughter”. Tchaikovsky wrote that it was this story that would help him prove: lovers must stay alive in the opera finals. Surprisingly, in the work all the characters are positive. The plot is simple, but filled with symbols and metaphors.

Somewhere in the south of France lives the king. His daughter Iolanthe is blind, but she does not know about it. The girl is having fun with her friends and does not even think of pining. The doctor-moor tells the king that Iolanthe can see the light, but she herself must be eager for healing. The girl's father rejects such an option, because it seems to him that Iolanthe will not bear the blow.

And suddenly the young princess is met by a knight named Vaudemont. In love with a girl, he tells her how beautiful the world is. And now for this act he faces death ...

Be sure to come to the play to get the idea of the all-conquering power of love! And learn how the spiritual and physical enlightenment is indissolubly connected.

The duration of the performance - 2 hours (with intermission).
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