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Galileo. Opera for Violin and Scientist

Jointly with the Polytechnic Museum
Director: Boris YukhananovWatch the trailer
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Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

The premiere took place on 18 July 2017.

Italian scientist Galileo Galilei lived half his life struggling to provide a proof for heliocentrism - that is, the belief that the universe is centered around the Sun, with the Earth revolving around it. Each segment of the opera, written by five composers - Sergej Newski, Kuzma Bodrov, Dmitri Kourliandski, Kirill Chernegin and Pavel Karmanov - presents a fragment of the life of Galileo, who is performed by the famous Russian physicist Grigory Amosov. The Theatre Yard is an outdoor space for concerts, festivals, exhibits, lectures, master classes and film screenings. This was the first premiere in the new Theatre Yard which opened in July and is a multifunctional, outdoor space. The Theatre Yard is a project of the Wowhaus bureau, which also reconstructed the theatre’s main building. “I will die alone, virtually blind, surrounded by just a few disciples. But in this same year, 1,000 miles from Florence, in the English country of Lincolnshire, a young boy shall be born who shall be named for his recently deceased father Isaac. And this boy will believe me, and, having believed, he will be able to describe all of nature’s manifestations with a previously unheard-of precision. ‘If I have seen further,’ Newton will write to Robert Hooke in 1676, ‘it is by standing on the sholders [sic] of Giants.’ One of those giants was I, the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei.” Soloist and author of the idea – Yelena Revich (violin) Producer and co-author of the text – Ivan Bogantsev, director of educational programs of the Polytechnic Museum.

Красота мысли становится физически и визуально осязаемой, а маленький Электродвор превращается в башню из слоновой кости, где неважно, что оркестранты-инквизиторы в какой-то момент бьют молотками по деревянным дощечкам и рвут струны. Все равно ведь Земля вертится вокруг Солнца, а вера в науку, гармонию и себя оказывается сильнее всего.
Елена Смородинова «Эксперт»
Эта «Опера для скрипки и ученого» (автор идеи и ведущая солистка, скрипачка Елена Ревич), совместный проект Электротеатра и Политехнческого музея – дань уважения театра науке и, шире, свободной человеческой мысли, противостоящей любым догмам.
Вадим Рутковский
Юхананов на наших глазах создает новый миф и делает из вполне себе здравомыслящего Галилея мученика за науку, почти святого – такого же, как первые христиане, принимавшие смерть за веру.
Марина Шимадина «Театрал»
«Всю свою жизнь я был искренним и честным католиком, — говорит Галилей уверенным голосом Григория Амосова. — Но, будучи честным католиком, я хотел быть и честным ученым. И удостоверившись, что Коперник был прав и что Земля действительно вертится вокруг Солнца, я уже не мог пойти на попятную».


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Soloist and author of the idea – Yelena Revich
Co-author of the text — Grigory Amosov 

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