Cultural Events in Ukraine in January 2018

Cultural Events in Ukraine in January 2018

January is a traditional winter holiday period, so it is time to enjoy as much pleasures of life as we can. Besides visiting endless restaurants and parties, we also need some food for our souls, and in this case going to a good ballet, opera or classical music concert is the right decision. Check out the best cultural events in Ukraine in January 2018, where you will feel charming vibes of classic art.

The Nutcracker by Classical Grand Ballet in Kyiv

“The Nutcracker” ballet by Piotr Tchaikovsky is a famous New Year fairy tale, an important part of winter holidays celebration in Europe, played in all best theatres. Setting of “The Nutcracker” by Classical Grand Ballet is not only an exciting New Year story, but also a mix of amazing beauty and perfect dancing skills of the best ballet schools representatives. This January, “The Nutcracker” on the stage of October Palace in Kyiv will be performed not only by Ukrainian ballet stars, but also by such well-known world ballet soloists as V. Zhurov, D. Vasiliev, E. Svetlitsa, M. Suzuki, V. Velasquez.
When: January 16, 7:00 PM
Where: October Palace, 1, Heroyiv Nebesnoyi Sotni alley, Kyiv
Price: UAH 120-750
Read: “The Nutcracker” Ballet by Kyiv Modern-Ballet Theatre
New Year Evening of Classical Music in Kyiv
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In the middle of January, the soloists of National Organ and Chamber Music Hall of Ukraine invite everyone to listen to the most eminent melodies by classic composers. The program of the concert includes compositions written by romantic Schubert, opera virtuoso Rossini, French operetta genius Offenbach and world-famous master Tchaikovsky. The guests will also listen to the parts of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” violin concert and the whole cycle of “The Four Seasons” of Astor Piazzolla.
When: January 12, 7:00 PM
Where: House of Architect, 7, Grinchenka street, Kyiv
Price: UAH 225-400
Read: Odesa Underground Theater
Carmen Ballet in Kyiv

“Carmen” is a ballet based on the similarly named novel of Prosper Mérimée, first played in 1845 under the name “Carmen and toreador” in the setting of ballet-master Marius Petipa in Madrid. But when Georges Bizet composed his original music to “Carmen” in 1875, it instantly became an integral part of the play, and all further “Carmen” performances were presented to the audience with Bizet`s music. The ballet is based on the love story of freedom-loving, passionate and reckless gipsy Carmen and young soldier Jose, who has become a defector and a smuggler for the sake of his beloved woman.
When: January 6, 7:00 PM
Where: National Opera of Ukraine, 50, Volodymyrska street, Kyiv
Price: UAH 20-500
Macbeth Opera in Kyiv

“Macbeth” is a an opera in four acts written by Giuseppe Verdi with libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the famous Shakespear`s tragedy. The action takes places in Scotland in the middle of II century. Macbeth is the favorite of King Duncan and has a great influence on him. The witches that go back from the battle of Macbeth and Banco foretell the future: they say that Macbeth is going to be the King of Scotland. Lady Macbeth is planning the murder of the current King, and she tells her husband about that…
When: January 19, 7:00 PM
Where: National Opera of Ukraine, 50, Volodymyrska street, Kyiv
Price: UAH 20-500
Giselle Ballet in Lviv

“Giselle” is a ballet in two acts written by composer Adolphe Adam with libretto of Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Théophile Gautier based on the legend retold by Heinrich Heine. This masterpiece is a symbol of romantic ballet of XIX century, which still wins hearts of thousands viewers. Young Giselle gets to know that her beloved one has betrayed her; she loses her mind and dies. After that, she becomes one of Wilis – the brides that have died before their weddings. In the middle of the night, Wilis come into the world of humans and kill every man that goes by, making him dance until death.
When: January 24, 6:00 PM
Where: Lviv National Opera, 28, Svobody avenue
Price: UAH 50-500
Mozart Symphony Gala Concert in Lviv

1788 was a successful year for the great maestro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Three eminent symphonies – 39, 40 and 41 “Jupiter” – were born in this year and became the crowning achievement of the composer. On January 27, 2018, everyone is welcome to listen to the charming sound of these symphonies performed by Academic Symphonic Orchestra of Lviv Philharmonic under the direction of Taras Krysa. Do not miss Mozart Symphony Gala – the night of Mozart`s genius.
When: January 27, 7:00 PM
Where: Lviv Philharmonic, 7, Tchaikovskogo Street
Price: UAH 50-90
“Shining of Christmas Holidays” Organ Concert in Odesa
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Maxim Sydorenko, the soloist of National Organ and Chamber Music Hall of Ukraine, Elena Yudina (organ player) and Alexander Schultz, the tenor soloist of Odesa Opera, will perform well-known masterpieces of Handel, Bach, Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky and Rossini. The organ heritage of great German masters, unique solo adaptations of compositions for organ solo, four-handed pieces and compositions for voice with organ will delight all music lovers and bring them perfect holiday mood.
When: January 11, 6:30 PM
Where: 1, Tchaikovskogo lane, Odesa Opera House
Price: UAH 20-200
Feel wonderful soul-uplifting energy of classic art visiting cultural events in Ukraine in January 2018.
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