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Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in his own eyes, there is the least of real liberty
Henry M. Robert


December 18-24
17 December, 2013 - 11:07
EVENTS Premiere. Drama and Comedy Academic Theater on the Left Bank. December 22. WHAT DO WOMEN WANT? (based on Aristophanes’ play). SVITLANA ZOLOTKO / Photo by Yevhen CHEKALIN

Curtain at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted


National Opera of Ukraine
(vul. Volodymyrska 50, tel. 279-1169)

18 – Symphony No. 9 by Beethoven
19 – L’elisir d’amore,
opera by Donizetti
20 – Natalka Poltavka,
opera by Lysenko
21 – Chopiniana, ballet by Chopin;
Le Spectre de la Rose,
ballet by Weber
22 – La Sylphide,
ballet by Levenschold
24 – Carmen Suite, ballet by Bizet
and Shchedrin; Scheherazade,
ballet by Rimsky-Korsakov

Ivan Franko National Drama Theater
(pl. Franka 3, tel. 279-5921)

18 – Kaidash’s Family
by Nechui-Levytsky
18 – Small stage. Maria
by Chrzanowski and Kadyrova
19 – Small stage. The Possessed
by Lesia Ukrainka
20 – Premiere. Thistle Flower
by Vorozhbyt
21 – The Paradise Case by Malkovych
22 – A Wife Is a Wife
(based on Anton Chekhov’s stories)
22 – Small stage. The Lonely Lady
by Afanasiev
24 – In beloved memory of Bohdan Stupka. The Seagull by Chekhov
24 – Small stage. Morituri
Te Salutant (based on Vasyl
Stefanyk’s stories)

Lesia Ukrainka National Russian Drama Theater
(vul. Khmelnytskoho 5, tel. 234-4223)

18, 23 – Premiere. Doctor
by Nušić
19 – The Minister’s Wife by Nušić
19 (at 8 p.m.) – Backyard Games
by Mazia
20 – Imprisoned by Passions
(The Stone Host) by Lesia Ukrainka
20 (at 8 p.m.) – Marriages Are Made in Heaven (based on Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace)
21 – The Curious Savage by Patrick
21 (at 8 p.m.) – Premiere. A Lady
and a Bureaucrat by Nicolai
22 (at noon) – Caught in the Net
by Cooney
22 (at 6 p.m.) – Crazy Blood
by Erpulat and Hillje
22 – Page 105 about Love (based
on poems and prose writings
of different periods)
22 (at 8 p.m.) – Alexander Vertinsky. The Lord’s Ball. One-man show
24 (at 8 p.m.) – A Real Man
on the Threshold of the Millennium
by Dorst and Eler

Drama and Comedy Academic Theater on the Left Bank
(Brovarsky prosp. 25, tel. 517-8980)

18 – The Petty Demon
by Sologub
19 – Four Reasons for Getting
Married (based on Richard
Baer’s story)
20 – Woyzeck. Carnival of Flesh
by Buechner
21 (at 3 p.m.) – Small stage.
Premiere. An Evening with
a Pretty and Lonely Lady
(based on Oleg Yernev’s play)
21 – Dangerous Liaisons
by Laclos
22 (at 3 p.m.) – Small stage.
You Beloved of My Soul
by Ptushkina
22 – Premiere. What Do Women Want? (based on Aristophanes’ play)
24 – Playing Chonkin by Voinovich


National Philharmonic Society of Ukraine
(Volodymyrsky uzviz 2, tel. 278-1697)

18 – Larysa Deordieva (piano)
19 – In commemoration of St. Nicholas’ Day. Folk music concert
20 – Jazz music concert
21 – Vadim Rudenko (piano, Russia), Maria Kaluhina (piano)
22 – Herman Safonov (violin),
Olena Strohan (piano)
23 – Gala concert of winners
of the modern bandura competition “Refresh yourself”

National House of Organ and Chamber Music of Ukraine
(vul. Velyka Vasylkivska 75, tel. 528-3186)

(Curtain at 7:30 p.m.)
18 – Ravisan Trio, Myroslava
Solovianenko (soprano), Ivan Kucher (cello), Tetiana Voitekh (piano),
Iryna Kharechko (organ)
19 – Concert One of the Christmas Music Soirees in Baroque Style Series
20 – Ave, Maria concert
21 – Concert Two of the Christmas Music Soirees in Baroque Style Series


Kyiv Pechersk National Historical and Cultural Preserve
(vul. Ivana Mazepy 21)

Open 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Kyiv Sophia National Museum
(vul. Volodymyrska 24)
17-31 – Liudmyla Meshkova
(ceramic panels)
Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wed.

National Museum of History of the Great Patriotic War
(vul. Lavrska 24)

Dec. 17-Jan. 12 – Maksymilian
Rigamonti’s Bykivnia. Archaeology
of Crime (photos, Poland)
Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mon.

Chornobyl National Museum
(provulok Khoryva 1)

17-31 – First time in Ukraine.
A Prayer for Fukushima:
Two Years after the Disaster
(photos and artifacts from Japan)
Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sat., Sun.

National Museum of Science and Natural History
(vul. Bohdana Khmelnytskoho 15)

Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Mon., Tues.

National Museum of Folk Architecture and Everyday Life
(village of Pyrohiv)

Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


(vul. Vozdvyzhenska 10b)

17-28 – Roman Opalynsky (paintings)
Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Closed Sun., Mon.

(vul. Bohdana Khmelnytskoho 37)

17-18 – Volodymyr Kutkin (prints)
Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Sun.

Olena Zamostian Art Gallery
(vul. Illinska 9)

17-24 – Theatrical Scenery.
Cornucopia (an exhibit
of production designs)
Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Closed Sun., Mon.

Mystetska Zbirka
(vul. Tereshchenkivska 13, entrance through the arch)

17-22 – Viktor Deisun (paintings)
Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Closed Mon., Tues.

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