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Krannert Center Events: 2023-2024 Season

About This Event

Idea by Igor Konyukhov

Music by Ilya Demutsky
Libretto by Olga Maslova & Igor Konyukhov

Nathan Gunn, director
Michael Tilley, conductor

Inspired by the libretto for the opera Victory over the Sun (1913) and poems by Alexei Kruchenykh

An absurdist fable commemorating the October Revolution, Black Square is, as described by its creators, “a tragicomic love story that mixes intellectual traditions of Russian avant-garde and fast pacing style of an action thriller." Featuring music by Ilya Demutsky, celebrated composer of the ballets Anna Karenina and Eugene Onegin, and libretto by Olga Maslova and Igor Konyukov.

Tuesday April 2, 2024 at 7:30PM in the Tryon Festival Theatre
Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 7:30PM in the Tryon Festival Theatre
Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 2:00PM in the Tryon Festival Theatre

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

Opera "Black Square" , Act 2 Final scene