IOC is going to perform Ukrainian opera!
Independent Opera Company is going to do Ukrainian opera in June! It is going to be "Cossack Beyond the Danube" by Hulak-Artemovsky.
This is a wonderful comic opera with spoken dialogues. It has great music, some of it based on Ukrainian folk tunes.
It's fun and lighthearted, and yet it talks about such important topic as independence of Ukraine, which is so incredibly relevant these days!
Performance will take place on June 24th and 25th at River of the Valley, beautiful church in Canoga Park San Fernando Valley.
Opera will be performed in Ukrainian with spoken dialogues in English.
IOC is looking for singers to cast this production.
Ivan Karas, Zaporozhian Cossack - bass
Odarka, his wife - soprano
Andriy, a young Cossack - tenor
Oksana, an orphan maiden, raised by Karas and Odarka - soprano
The Sultan - Baritone
Selikh-Aha, a Turkish lord - tenor
Ibrahim-Ali, the imam - bass
Hasan a servant - spoken role
Also chorus - all voices