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Friday, March 16, 2018

“The Manifesto of Victor Tsoi for “Romeo and Juliet””

The soloist of “Helikon-Opera” Dmitry Yankovsky became too crowded classic musical “costume”, and he decided to go in search of adventure genre. Played in musicals, participated in a television talent show, but it seemed to him a little. Then the singer has created a personal “laboratory” of the “Neo-Classic”, in which, as Michurin, was selekcioniruut new fruit by crossing the most seemingly incompatible styles: pop, classical, alternative and rock. Show program “NeOpera”, a deliberately ironic it is presented in the Opera house, turned out to be a rattlesnake, but a delicious mixture of various sound ingredients.

Photo courtesy of the press service of “Helikon-Opera”

Such experiments fall under the definition of “crossover,” which appeared in musical terminology, about 70 ies of the last century, and denotes a mixture in one work of two or more styles. Become pioneers Emerson, Lake & Palmer, the members of which huge success played rock processing Suite and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an exhibition”, Procol Harum, Bach safely quoted, and Electric Light Orchestra, who were joined by a symphonic sound and classic techniques of creating compositions with fatal and electronic. For decades, the area was overgrown with new names and experiments. Today it is practiced Il Divo, Alessandro Safina, Vanessa Mae, Josh Groban, “Turetsky Choir” and many others. Although there are more hits from their programs intersect, predictable sound, and the performers sometimes do not care about how to find and arrange unusual things which had not been touched by their colleagues on stage.

Against the background of these “zerjeski the” icing on the cake remain crossover music hohmachey Berlin’s Palast Orchester, connecting jazz, swing, big band, cabaret and classics in an explosive mix of music fine, but crazy funny humor.

Dmitry Yankovsky went his way and found a clearing somewhere in the middle between such different poles, and this surprised the audience — as the breadth of musical knowledge and sense of humor, and innovative thinking with good taste. He managed to unobtrusively conduct a literacy campaign, to amuse the audience and at the same time to tickle her aesthetic ego. Rooms with an original idea and artistic way gracefully and harmoniously flowing into each other. The artist found each time the desired emotion, causing viewers to laugh, easy fright, erotic fantasies. Who not only sang “White rose” “Tender may”, even the great Jeanne Aguzarova in English! Mr. Jankowski has not confused that the song jaded to the holes — he’s now translated it in Italian, changed the arrangement and turned, seemingly primitive pop hit in the tender ballad without an ounce of vulgarity. National “OI, Moroz, Moroz”, though shining in the annals of faery performed by Lidiya Ruslanova, barely able to call a special aesthetic delight, is rather associated with village feast and a certain degree of intoxication. But the experimenter knew what he was doing, putting the recognizable chords and lyrics for disturbing the topic “Winter is coming” from the cult TV series “Game of thrones”. This metamorphosis has resulted in the puppy dog enthusiasm of even the most discerning listeners, as, indeed, and other works. One naive sob songs “Hands up!” “Only about you dreaming” Dmitry concocted drama-pathetic work that something could remind Lensky’s Aria. Added picture of plastic etude dancers Ksenia Lisansky, who performed his party in a frock coat worn backwards, the details of which resembled pieces of glass, vpisavshis in the back. Unexpected and ligaments between the numbers: from couplets Escamillo from Bizet’s Opera “Carmen” the singer relaxed passed to the “Clouds” “Ivanushki-International”. In the lyrics of the hit he remembered the rhythm of tango, giving them a light irony, and the chorus gave an enthusiastic lyrical solo, even more than amused the audience.

The melancholy of the Beatles “Let it be” turned into a perky twist improvisation, “Toxicity” — complex rhythms and vocals, the song of a band System Of A Down playing heavy alternative, in the musical version of “Mockingbird” could be the finale of some tragic Opera. The culmination of the parade of styles and genres was, perhaps, the protest anthem of Viktor Tsoi “Changes”, the music of which Jankowski was connected with the dance of the knights from Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet”: arranged by Anatoly Ilyin has done a phenomenal job combining the scores of two works in one complex and impressive sound design. The curtain that guests have recovered a little from culture shock and not burst their overflowing emotions, the actor sang his hit version of the hooligan group “Leningrad”. “Sorry, that’s not “Louboutins” — thought we, but it seems that after the last chord died down, pity not a trace remained…


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