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Lviv National Opera

Stankovych (composer), Vovkun (director) & Sirenko (conductor)

Conversations | Stankovych

Forty years of oblivion and banning by the Soviet authorities could not overshadow the fascination with Yevhen Stankovych's folk opera-ballet When the Fern Blooms in Ukraine and now also abroad. Director Vasyl Vovkun and conductor Volodymyr Sirenko join the composer to explain the unique fusion of influences in this work, the eventful history of its composition up to its world premiere and the inspiration behind its current staging at Lviv National Opera.

When the Fern Blooms - Watch the full performance on OperaVision from 20 August 2021 to 20 February 2022.