(Musical performance in 2 acts)
Ivan Kotlyarevsky, music by Nikolay Lysenko
Director - Honored Art Worker of Ukraine Vera Timchenko
Conductor - Alexey Roshchak
Premiere - June 15, 2019
The first swallow of the Ukrainian drama, the progenitor of the Ukrainian theater, forever young, charming by its simplicity, the leading light was called the play by Kotliarevsky by Ivan Natalka Poltavka. This amazing work, space and time conquered, has not yet revealed to the end all its secrets. His musical background is closely connected with the national song traditions and close to the spiritual Ukrainian mentality, so the performance has not disappeared from the scenes of the best theaters in Ukraine for more than a century.
Bright national characters, a lot of songs - all this connected on the stage the love story of a good country girl Natasha and the hardworking mercenary Peter, who claims that only the best human qualities become the key to happiness. The new production of Shevchenko’s is filled with sincere atmosphere, witty folk humor, rituals and beauty of the Ukrainian soul.