will take place at Holy Trinity Church in Sloane Square, London SW1X 8BZ.
The LIVE OPERATIC PERFORMANCE, a special version of Puccini's TOSCA set in contemporary Odesa during the war.
TOSCA will be staged, combining theatre and opera, with the most beautiful arias of Tosca, in all their unforgettable melodic vein conceived by Puccini, including the immortal arias "Recondita Armonia", "Vissi d'Arte”, “E Lucevan le Stelle” and great moments of Scarpia. The performance is directed and adapted by the director Samuel Mac Fadden.
All proceeds are going to small charities:
Impulsua.org - Foundation working with children and women in the Zaporizhzhia area;
Oksana Hankevich Foundation - Foundation working with women who lost their husbands and sons in the war;
KHARPP.com - A project supporting communities and rebuilding homes in Eastern Ukraine.
A number of free tickets would be given to Ukrainian refugees.
Odesa Opera singers, Ukrainian and British actors and musicians
English narration with arias in Italian.
Tosca will be performed by Nadia Sychuk, a soloist of Odesa Opera Theatre and a Laureate of the 1st prize of the international vocal competition in Vorzel, a laureate of the international festival "Crimean Autumn", laureate of the international competition of opera singers Salome Krushelnytska. Winner of the special prize of the international vocal competition in Romanian Galati. She graduated from the vocal faculty of the Odesa State Music Academy.
Sasha Syzonenko is a dynamic actress with a background in theatre and film, she brings her talent and passion to the stage and screen. Sasha's extensive training includes education at Kyiv National Theatr, Film, and Television University. As an actress, Sasha has graced the stages of renowned theatres and brought her skills to various television series. Her versatility and dedication shine through in each role she takes on.
Mario Cavaradossi will be performed by the Soloist of State Odesa Opera Theatre Vladislav Gorai. Vladislav is also a soloist of State Odesa Philharmonic Society. Vladislav studied in the State Odesa Conservatory of Music. He is a Laureate of Khmelnitsky National Competition of ChamberMusic. He is also a Laureate of Karlovy-Vary (Czech) International Competition for Singers. In 2013 he was awarded the title of Honored Artist of Ukraine
Simon studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. He has sung at the Sydney Opera House, The Royal Opera in London and in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore and Spain. He also works at ENO, WNO, Opera North, Scottish Opera and many other quality, smaller opera companies. As a Heldenbaritone his operatic repertoire includes Puccini, Verdi and Wagner. Future plans include Wotan (Die Walküre) at St John’s Smith Square with the London Opera Company and the Major Domo (Andrea Chénier) for the Royal Opera.
With a PhD in the History of Art and a magna cum laude degree in Literature from La Sapienza University of Rome, Smuel Mac Fadden has made a name for himself in the international film industry, winning awards at festivals worldwide. His passion for storytelling has taken him from directing short films to collaborating with prestigious institutions like Arizona State University and the British Institute. With a wealth of experience and expertise, Mac Fadden is a true multi-talented artist, and we are thrilled to have him at the helm of our production. Get ready for an unforgettable experience brought to life by his unique vision and creativity.
Virtuoso pianist, composer for film and the concert stage, arranger and lecturer, Pavel Timofeyevsky has received numerous prizes and accolades, including the BBC/Guardian Young Composer of the Year award. Pavel has performed in major concert venues and made television and radio appearances all over the world.
We are excited to bring together different communities through this unique cultural experience, celebrating the beauty and resilience of Ukrainian culture and music. The evening will conclude with a stirring rendition of the Ukrainian national anthem performed on the traditional national instrument, the bandura.
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Dignitaries, officials, MPs, business and music community leaders, embassy representatives
The foundation was established in 2017 in the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia aiming to support vulnerable children and young individuals. Since the onset of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the foundation is focused on helping refugees coming to Zaporizhzhia in significant numbers.
The foundation's dedicated team prioritises aiding displaced women with children and over the course of the war, it helped hundreds of internally displaced families within Zaporizhzhia and the surrounding regions.
This aid encompasses a wide spectrum of services, including humanitarian, social, psychological, and legal assistance.
Since the spring of 2023, the dedicated team of the foundation delivers humanitarian aid to settlements situated on the conflict's frontline. This aid predominantly comprises hygiene and household essentials, as well as crucial medicines tailored for the most vulnerable segments of the population: the elderly and the seriously ill.
In collaboration with Kharp, a British charity, we are actively raising funds to support the communities in the Kharkiv Oblast, one of the hardest-hit regions in Ukraine.
Our primary focus lies in the reconstruction of homes, hospitals, schools, and community centres. Specifically, we are dedicated to repairing homes with light to medium-level damage to ensure that families can live there comfortably and warmly, especially with the approaching winter season. Our priority is directed towards vulnerable groups, including the disabled, elderly, households with children, pregnant women, and single mothers.
The average cost of repairing a home, including windows and doors, amounts to £500. With just £5000 raised, we can potentially repair approximately 10 homes, benefiting around 25 people in total.
Once the fundraising is successfully completed, we will showcase a selection of these homes and conduct brief interviews with the residents to share their inspiring stories.
Your support can truly make a significant difference in the lives of those in need in Kharkiv Oblast.
The "Oksana Hankevich Foundation" is a project that aims to bring together women who have lost their husbands and sons while defending Ukraine in the current war.
The foundation empowers these women to become stronger, preserve the memory of their loved ones, and showcase the enduring light of love within them. They hold on not only for themselves but also for the future of Ukraine.
The project's founder, Oksana Hankevich, organizes cultural and artistic events where the wives and mothers of fallen heroes actively participate.
Over time, Oksana Hankevich has launched various projects to instill confidence and positive emotions in women. She believes that these qualities act as timeless medicine, empowering them to grow stronger and more resilient. Through her own example, Oksana Hankevich guides and supports other women who unfortunately find themselves in similar circumstances, helping them discover their inner strength.
Lifeline Express is a non-profit organization established in 2022 with the sole purpose of providing aid to the victims of Russian aggression in Ukraine.
Our team consists of passionate individuals dedicated to helping those in need, particularly during times of crisis.
We are deeply moved by the immense suffering endured by the people of Ukraine and are determined to make a positive impact in any way possible.
We recognise that even small acts of kindness can significantly improve the lives of those facing hardship and as a British charitable group, we are committed to collaborating with smaller charities on the ground in Ukraine, ensuring that aid reaches often overlooked areas that large charities may miss. Our focus is on targeted assistance that addresses specific needs.
Our focus is on targeted assistance that addresses specific needs. We achieve this through our network of dedicated young Ukrainian volunteer drivers and our connections with smaller schools and hospitals in remote regions.
We take great pride in presenting our Live Operatic Performance, inspired by the unwavering dedication and heroism of the Ukrainian people, witnessed during our work on the ground. It fills us with immense pride knowing that all the funds we raise will be dedicated to supporting victims of the war, including Ukrainian artists who have been displaced as a result of the aggressor's actions.
We are thankful for the support and collaboration of British-Ukrainian Aid, an established charity actively engaged in providing aid and support to war victims in Ukraine through various initiatives.
Our collective efforts aim to contribute to a more peaceful and just world for everyone affected by this ongoing conflict.
We would like to highlight that some of the funds raised from our event's sponsors will be used to cover some essential expenses for the successful execution of the event. Specifically, the money will be directed towards covering the fees of Ukrainian artists, musicians, and other performers who will be showcasing their talents during the event. Additionally, the funds will be used for the purchase of costumes and decorations to create an authentic and engaging atmosphere for attendees. Finally, a portion of the funds will be allocated towards renting the church venue where the event will take place. By sponsoring our event, your company will be providing direct support to the local arts and culture scene in Ukraine, while also ensuring that the event is executed to the highest possible standard. We aim to keep the fees associated with setting up the event to a minimum so that the majority of the proceeds generated can be directed towards selected charities operating in Ukraine.
Your sponsorship will not only help to promote the arts and culture scene in Ukraine but will also help the rehabilitation of the victims of war. We believe that supporting these charities is crucial in creating a positive impact on the community and promoting social and economic development in Ukraine. By sponsoring our event, your company will not only have the opportunity to gain exposure and network with key players in the Ukrainian business community, but you will also be contributing towards a worthy cause. The impact of your contribution will be felt by those who benefit from the services provided by the chosen charities, and your generosity will be recognized and appreciated by the wider community.
Holy Trinity Church, Sloane St
London SW1X 9BZ