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OPERA “GAS” FROM NOVA OPERA. REHEARSAL.

November 20, 2018

The musical-theatrical formation NOVA OPERA recreates the lost score of music for the play “GAZ”, which once became a hit of the Les Kurbas` Berezil Theatre.

Georg Kaiser’s “Gas” was staged in 1923 by Les Kurbas at the Berezil Art Association. It was a premier for “Berezil” and became a classic example of Ukrainian theatrical Expressionism. The movements of the actors were used to reproduce the explosion at the factory, and the sounds of the orchestra resembled the work of machines in the shops.

The score of the music of the composer Anatoliy Butsky has not been preserved, but there are many descriptions of its sound that once impressed the audience of post-revolutionary Kyiv. NOVA OPERA recreated the lost musical score for the performance and presented a thematic performance at the exhibition “Kurbas: New Worlds”.