Yuriy Yurchuk’s OPERA FOR UKRAINE on 16 October at the Omnibus Theatre

Ukrainian opera star Yuriy Yurchuk leads a special one-off fundraising concert in support of Ukraine

Yuriy Yurchuk outside Downing Street

Royal Opera House principal artist and Ukrainian baritone Yuriy Yurchuk will be joined by Armenian soprano Anush Hovhannisyan and pianist Ed Battling 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 (click here) 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 the 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 Yuriy Yurchuk

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.


PRICE: £25
DURATION: Approx. 60 mins

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