May 29, 2018

Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky is based on a novel in verse by Alexander Pushkin. Onegin is considered a classic of Russian literature and its protagonist has served as the model for a number of Russian literary heroes (so-called superfluous men). Onegin was published in...

October 25, 2017

What would you do if you set your mind on attending the first ball of the season? Would you spend all your time fussing about the best costume and makeup? Would you lie, cheat and kill? Would you admit to your spouse about your infidelity and then accuse your lover of...

September 25, 2017

One of the most vivid memories of my youth is fabulous movie La Traviata with Placido Domingo and Teresa Stratas. The movie theater where it was showing was just a couple of blocks away from Kiev State Conservatory  that I attended at the time and I used any spare time...

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