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    Conductor Oksana Lyniv boycotted for collaboration with Russian artists: “It’s like hugging murderers”

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    It is reported that Lyniv is ready to work with performers from Russia, but for this they need to publicly condemn the war

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    Famous conductor Oksana Lyniv got into a scandal / Photo: Facebook

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    The Italian theater Comunale Bologna will host the premiere of the opera “Iolanta” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky on April 7-9. The conductor is Oksana Lyniv, who is originally from Ukraine. This program is also planned to be shown in Germany.

    As reported on the official page of the cultural platform Kovcheg “Ukraine” on Facebook, Russian artists will take part in the production of Lyniv. Allegedly, Lyniv is ready to work with them if they write a statement condemning the war.

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    In this regard, several Ukrainian artists refused to play concerts and call for a boycott of them.

    At this difficult time for my country, the cultural front is fighting no less stubbornly! I inform you that I do not participate in projects that involve Russians and Russian music,” wrote opera singer Lyudmila Korsun.

    Lyudmila Korsun refused to work with Russian musicians / Photo: facebook.com/luda.korsun

    Composer Victoria Poleva also refused to play the music of Russian composers and with the participation of Russian musicians. She also has a strong stance on this issue:

    War is going on everywhere, all spiritual actions (and music is spiritual action) are weapons. Every performance by a Ukrainian composer is now a political expression. And if my music will merge in one concert with Russian, then it’s like hugging murderers.

    Victoria Poleva refused to cooperate with Russian artists / Photo: facebook.com/victoriavita.poleva

    What does Lyniv say?

    On Facebook, the conductor wrote that she had never performed and would not perform in Russia, and Tchaikovsky had nothing to do with Putin’s actions.

    The generally popular calls and slogans to make Tchaikovsky responsible for the actions of the current acting president of Russia, a criminal and a murderer, do not convince me,” Lyniv said.

    Reference: Oksana Lyniv was born in the city of Brody, Lviv region. She became the first woman to hold the position of chief conductor of the Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra in the city of Graz. In 2021 she became the first conductor at the Bayreuth Festival in Germany. Now Lyniv works as musical director of the Municipal Theater of Bologna.

    President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky awarded Oksana Lyniv with the Order of Princess Olga III degree.

    Earlier it was reported that stars from all over the world will sing in support of Ukraine at a concert on April 8: Madonna, The Weeknd, Billy Eilish and others will be there.

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    Source: Segodnya

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