TITLE: OPERA FOR UKRAINE
DATE: SUN 16 OCT
WHERE: OMNIBUS THEATRE, 1 CLAPHAM COMMON NORTHSIDE, SW4 0QW
DURATION: Approx. 60 mins
BOOKNG LINK: https://www.omnibus-clapham.org/opera-for-ukraine/
Ukrainian opera star Yuriy Yurchuk leads a special one-off fundraising concert
in support of Ukraine.
Royal Opera House principal artist and Ukranian baritone Yuriy Yurchuk will be
joined by a host of international singers including Armenian soprano Anush
Hovhannisyan and American soprano Alexandria Wregglesworth,
accompanied by pianist Ed Batting, for an evening of world-class music in this
special one-off fundraising concert. The night will feature a programme of
much-loved arias and crowd favourites, with more information to be released
over the coming days.
Fresh from his critically-acclaimed ★★★★★ performance in La Traviata at The
Grand Opera House, Belfast, award-winning Yurchuk may be recognised for
singing the Ukrainian national anthem outside 10 Downing Street at the start
of the conflict in a call for peace.
The proceeds will go to The Ukrainian Institute London which champions
Ukrainian culture, going beyond the headlines to shape the conversation about
Ukraine. Since the launch of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February
2022, the Institute has been working tirelessly to give Ukraine a reliable voice
in UK and world media, to respond to a constant stream of enquiries and to
maintain our events programme, educational courses, cultural initiatives and
support for displaced Ukrainians. The Ukrainian Institute London is an
independent charity, and relies on donations to keep up their work.
As the crisis in Ukraine continues, we at Omnibus Theatre stand in solidarity
with those impacted. Through this concert we hope to play our part in
continuing to spread the word, rally support, and raise vital funds.
“This is going to be a very difficult winter in Ukraine, and people there will need
our attention and help like never before. Leonard Bernstein once said: “This will
be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more
devotedly than ever before.” So we should do what we do well – make music, to
rally help and recourses, to save, to support in this dire hour of need.” says
This unique event follows the final performance of Ukrainian Institute London
and Live Canon’s Cassandra, an award-winning new translation of Ukraine’s
pioneering feminist writer Lesia Ukrainka.