Lithuanian Nationwide Opera Presents Live performance in Solidarity with Ukraine


Broadcast reside on Lithuania Independence Restoration Day (March 11, 2022) the live performance was held on the Lithuanian Nationwide Opera and Ballet Theatre (LNOBT), in Vilnius, and is now out there for playback.

Underneath the musical route of Ričardas Šumila and Margaryta Grynyvetska, the live performance featured the LNOBT Orchestra and Choir — alongside artists comparable to sopranos Margarita Levchuk and Yuliya Tkachenko, prima ballerina Olesia Shaytanova, baritone Jonas Sakalauskas, tenor Edgaras Montvidas, and violinist Dainius Peseckas.

Audiences should buy tickets to the live performance right here with a free IDAGIO account. Utilizing a flex pricing mannequin, tickets can be found for 0, 5, 12, 25, 50, and 100 Euros or {Dollars}.

All proceeds from ticket gross sales and earnings will likely be donated to organizations which are supporting Ukrainian refugees — from this manufacturing particularly, the funds will likely be donated to the UN’s Ukraine Humanitarian Fund.

“The conflict in Ukraine has triggered utmost nervousness all over the world,” a consultant of the LNOBT writes. “On the identical time, it’s creating an unprecedented wave of solidarity, particularly within the Baltic States. Right here, individuals really feel a powerful bond with the long-suffering Ukrainian inhabitants by way of their shared historical past and geographical proximity to Russia.

“In Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, individuals recall the Peaceable Revolution of August 1989, when greater than two million individuals sang and shaped a 600-kilometer-long human chain by way of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

“The ‘Baltic Approach’ went down within the historical past books and set the stage for the autumn of the Soviet Union – peacefully, with music. In consequence, Lithuania turned the primary of the three Baltic nations to declare independence on March 11, 1990, precisely 32 years in the past at this time. By December 1991, all different former states of the Soviet Union adopted swimsuit, together with Ukraine. It’s such recollections of the transition to freedom and democracy, in addition to issues about renewed annexation and oppression, that unite these individuals.

“Within the Lithuanian Nationwide Opera and Ballet Theatre, just a few streets away from the ‘Baltic Approach,’ musicians from Lithuania and Ukraine are gathering this night. As soon as once more with the facility of music, they’re dedicated to peace and their hard-won freedom. Collectively they’re setting an instance in order that the darkish chapters of European historical past won’t ever be repeated.”



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