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The outstanding Oksana Lyniv to conduct in Odessa

07 May, 2021
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The outstanding Oksana Lyniv to conduct in Odessa

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The legendary Ukrainian conductor, the first female conductor of the Wagner Festival in Bayreuth, will perform at the Odessa Opera and Ballet Theatre.


On May 14, the maestro Oksana Lyniv will conduct the orchestra staged by Tchaikovsky-Gala. One and a half hours of magic music from operas by Pyotr Tchaikovsky awaits Odessans. With the participation of the opera soloists and the theater orchestra.

Oksana Lyniv is making real revolutions in the world of classical music. For the first time in the 145-year history of the Bayreuth Festival, a Ukrainian woman, Oksana Lyniv, will be the conductor. Thus, she will conduct a production by Richard Wagner "The Flying Dutchman" at the Bayreuth Festival.

The Bayreuth Festival is a music festival held annually in Bayreuth, Germany, where performances of operas by the 19th-century German composer Richard Wagner are presented. Wagner himself conceived and promoted the idea of a special festival to showcase his own works, in particular his monumental cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen and Parsifal.

Oksana Lyniv, the Ukrainian conductor is amongst “100 most influential women of Ukraine” from magazine “Focus” and “Top 100” from magazine “Novoye vremya” (2019). Two years in a row she was nominated in Austria “The most favourite Styrian” status in category “Art” (2018-2019).

In September 2017, she debuted on the stage of the Golden Hall of Musikverein in Vienna together with the Graz Symphony Orchestra. R. Wagner’s “Der Fliegende Holländer” held at the Grand Theatre of Liceu, Barcelona, and D. Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District” held at the Bavarian State Opera House, Munich, are among her latest opera performances as a guest conductor. In Graz, Oksana became the first woman in the history of the city to hold the position of chief conductor.

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Oksana Lyniv

Oksana Lyniv worked as an invited conductor with numerous world orchestras and the most famous opera theatres in Austria, Germany, Chech Republic, France, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, Estonia, Hungary, Romania, Japan and Ukraine.

Simultaneously with brilliant international career Oksana Lyniv ardently takes charge of development of Ukranian classical music and is a cultural ambassador of Ukraine in the world.

Lockdown showed us how scary it really is when you're not allowed on stage. Musicians as athletes: we are constantly working on ourselves. The charisma of the artist, about which so much is said, is manifested when there is a request for you. But it goes out if you sit at home.

Oksana Lyniv
The performance at the Teatro Comunale Bologna, 2021

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