New Music for Dante
Dante Alighieri and Taras Ševčenko
Valentin Silvestrov’s poetic sky is ablaze with two polar stars, Dante Alighieri and Taras Ševčenko, whose voices, however distant in time and space, did something similar in creating new languages: as Dante invented Italian poetry seven hundred years ago, Ševčenko founded modern Ukrainian literature in the XIX century.
Inspired by Dante’s Paradiso
These two stars light up the new opera that the Ravenna Festival has commissioned from the Ukrainian composer: O luce etterna, a cantata in ten acts, mainly inspired by Dante’s Paradiso but also incorporating Ševčenko’s poem Evening. The Cherry Orchard. The two languages will be brought even closer by Silvestrov’s decision of using the Ukrainian translation of the Divine Comedy, released in 2015.
In Memoriam (2020)
for acapella choir
O luce etterna (2020)
version for acapella choir and piano
world premierecommissioned by Ravenna Festival
Basilica di Sant’Apollinare in Classe
Via Romea Sud, 224 – Classe, Ravenna
09 July 2021 | at 9:30 PM
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