Music overcomes walls
»Don Giovanni«
An opera project in the Luhansk region



Ukraine, July-September 2018
Premiere of "Don Giovanni" opera in Severodonetsk. 28.08.2018
Photo: Stefan Volk
Premiere of "Don Giovanni" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Stefan Volk
Premiere of "Don Giovanni" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Stefan Volk
Premiere of "Don Giovanni" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Stefan Volk
Premiere of "Don Giovanni" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Stefan Volk
Premiere of "Don Giovanni" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Stefan Volk
Premiere of "Don Giovanni" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Stefan Volk
Premiere of "Don Giovanni" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Stefan Volk
Premiere of "Don Giovanni" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Stefan Volk
Premiere of "Don Giovanni" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Stefan Volk
Premiere of "Don Giovanni" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Stefan Volk
Premiere of "Don Giovanni" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Stefan Volk
Premiere of "Don Giovanni" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Stefan Volk
Premiere of "Don Giovanni" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Stefan Volk
Rehearsal process, "Don Giovani" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Stefan Volk
Rehearsal process, "Don Giovani" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Stefan Volk
Rehearsal process, "Don Giovani" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Stefan Volk
Rehearsal process, "Don Giovani" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Stefan Volk
Rehearsal process, "Don Giovani" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Stefan Volk
Rehearsal process, "Don Giovani" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Stefan Volk
Rehearsal process, "Don Giovani" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Stefan Volk
Rehearsal process, "Don Giovani" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Stefan Volk
Rehearsal process, "Don Giovani" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Stefan Volk
Rehearsal process, "Don Giovani" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Stefan Volk
Rehearsal process, "Don Giovani" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Oleksii Kovalov
Rehearsal process, "Don Giovani" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Oleksii Kovalov
Rehearsal process, "Don Giovani" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Oleksii Kovalov
Rehearsal process, "Don Giovani" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Oleksii Kovalov
Rehearsal process, "Don Giovani" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Oleksii Kovalov
Rehearsal process, "Don Giovani" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Oleksii Kovalov
Rehearsal process, "Don Giovani" opera in Severodonetsk.
Photo: Oleksii Kovalov
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Project
In summer 2018 musicians, singers and artists from different regions of Ukraine, Germany, Belarus, Armenia, Latvia, and other countries came to the Luhansk region in Eastern Ukraine to form a creative team together with local colleagues and friends.
The Luhansk region saw its own new opera production, hosted an international festival and was unified in a common public viewing of the opera in the entire "Luhanshina". Close to the war region the international project is intended to be a sign of hope for peace and more understanding in the world.

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"Don Giovanni"

Premiere:
August 28/30, 2018
September 1/2, 2018


More than 120 singers, musicians,
technicians, and other contributers worked together in an
international and multicultural team to put on stage a new production of the Mozart's "Don Giovanni".

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Opera
Festival
"Music Overcomes Walls"

August 30 —
September 2, 2018



Open air concerts, fairground, discussions, opera performances, walking tours, visits to local organizations, meetings and informal communication — guests from overall region, different parts of Ukraine and other countries gathered in Severodonetsk for 4 days.

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Public viewing
"Music Overcomes Walls"

September 1, 2018
18:00-22:00



The entire Luhansk region watched the opera performance at the same time attending public screenings, via TV or by internet — knowing that
"music overcomes walls"!

Don Giovanni
Mozart's beloved opera has lost none of its relevance since its premiere in Prague in 1787. The clash of
society and its mores with personal liberty and eros are themes that persist in our world, as we navigate
the relationships between the individual and the whole, and confront the question: "How can we find the
right way to build a life?"

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Festival
"Music Overcomes Walls"
August 30 — September 2, 2018

Open air concerts, fairground, discussions, opera performances, walking tours, visits to local organizations, meetings and informal communication — guests from overall region, different parts of Ukraine and other countries gathered in Severodonetsk for 4 days.

Check the festival events!
Public viewing
"Music Overcomes Walls"
September 1, 2018
18:00-22:00


The entire Luhansk region watched the opera performance at the same time attending public screenings, via TV or by internet — knowing that "music overcomes walls"!

Events
Within the production period (July 16 — September 2, 2018) open rehearsals, discussions with the artistic team, festival and premiere performances took place.

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Background
Severodonetsk was controlled by the "Luhansk People´s Republic" for three months in 2014.
After Ukrainian authorities regained power, the city became a safe place for thousands of displaced persons. Civil and public organizations are working hard to rebuild social and cultural life, meanwhile the war continues in the eastern part of the Luhansk region.

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People
More than 100 people from Ukraine, Germany, Belarus, Armenia, Latvia and other countries collaborate on this project or support its idea and intention.
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In the Press
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Press Materials
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In the Press
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Press Materials
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Music Overcomes Walls
»Don Giovanni«
An opera project in the Luhansk region

staged by Vladopera e.V. and partners

Contact via email: see form to the right

Venue:
Severodonetsk, Ukraine
Luhansk Regional Academic Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater
Boulevard Drujbi Narodiv, 21