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October 18 in Vinnitsa - special event Air GogolFest - opera requiem "IYOV"
IYOV is a mystical theatrical performance by Vlad Trinity and NOVA OPERA composers Roman Grigoriv and Elijah Razumeyk.
In 2018, the opera entered the TOP-10 of the world's operas, according to the International Music Theater NOW competition, which saw 436 performances from 55 countries. The opera is based on the book of Job from the Old Testament using Latin sacred texts.
Job's book is not just a story about the life of a biblical hero. It is a story of human despair, sacrifice and self-seeking. A poignant story of suffering, which turns into a life of life. This work is especially relevant in Ukraine right now, because Job's boundless faith not only gives hope, but also recovers everything lost during the ordeal.
"IYOV" is the mystery of the birth of a new sound inside a stuffed piano, beyond the possibilities of the human voice. The dramaturgy of the musical performance is based on a contrasting compilation of recitatives (which use fragments from the Ukrainian translation of Job's book) and musical numbers written in Latin for Requiem. The musical discovery of the work was the use of a prepared piano. Atypical playing techniques and the use of percussion instruments make it a real symphony orchestra, and sometimes even a sound generator.
The project was first presented on the main stage of the GOGOLFEST Contemporary Art Festival in September 2015. During 2015, IYOV was presented in China, Austria and the USA. In 2016, the updated version of the opera was repeatedly performed in Denmark, Ukraine and Poland. In 2017, IYOV was performed at the Vienna Philharmonic and at the Macedonian National Opera. In 2018, IYOV performed 5 times with success at the PROTOTYPE Contemporary Opera Festival in New York, as well as repeatedly in the Netherlands and France.