Hello! Today I´d like to talk about the theater and about my attitude to this form of art. For me, the theater is one of the most remarkable arts of life. It is a collaborative art combining different people into one solid group in which they work together harmoniously in order to portray a certain idea, concept, or piece of art. I relish the theater because it is a challenge to our minds. It makes us think and allows us to use our imagination. During a theatrical act, we are projected into a world of fantasy and imagination, a world that only lasts for a certain period of time. A period of time in which one feels pain, joy, hatred, or love. This is reinforced by the direct contact between the actors and the audience stimulating personal emotion between individuals.
Being a musician, theaters have become a crucial part of my life. When I studied at music school, we regularly went to our local theater in my hometown and enjoyed various plays, operas, and even ballet performances there. because it was considered to be a meaningful part of our art education.
Unfortunately, when I moved to Nizhny, the number of my visits to theaters was considerably reduced due to my tight schedule. Moreover, the situation with COVID influenced the theaters a lot, so all the greatest theaters of Nizhny were closed for the visitors, and for a long time, we couldn’t enjoy spectacular plays in the local drama theater, in Opera House, and many others.
Speaking about my favorite genre, I prefer historical plays and tragedies. And talking about my favorite type or form of theater, I savor opera. By the way, my favorite ones are “Boris Godunov”( written by Modest Mussorgsky, based on the 1825 drama Boris Godunov by Aleksandr Pushkin, and on Nikolay Karamzin’s History of the Russian State), one famous Russian rock-opera “Juno and Avos” (written by Alexey Rybnikov) and “A Life for the Tsar” (written by Mikhail Glinka). I was impressed by its libretto and the beauty of the music itself. I even remember us singing “Slavsya” (the final song in the epilogue of Mikhail Glinka’s opera A Life for the Tsar) with the choir in the theater. I felt very patriotic, and I was utterly amazed by all the greatness of sound.
All in all, I love the theater for its energy which releases ones’ innermost desires, feelings, and emotions. I wish I could go to the theater more often, ideally, once a month to detach myself from this cruel and wistful reality and plunge into the world of art.