NOVA OPERA is a group of young Ukrainian artists the aim of which is search for new ways of developing of music theatre. It was founded by director Vlad Troitskyi in 2014. Musicians create the new synthetic genres and experiment with untypical music and stage performances. The music language of the performances hasn’t got any aesthetic borders and freely unites avant-guard and rock, Gregorian choral and trip-hop, new baroque and folk improvisations. The vocal-instrumental ensemble of NOVA OPERA investigates possibilities of human voice and uses non-academic methods of playing music instruments such as prepared piano, bit-box, body-percussion and so on. The use of achievements of traditional theatre is mixed with the modern technologies: vj-ing and live-electronic music. NOVA OPERA’s repertoire consists of seven operas: opera-requiem “IYOV” (based on the Book of Job), overnight opera “UnSimple” (based on the novel of Taras Prohasko), opera-circus “BABYLON”, in which circus artists take part, opera-ballet “ARK”, trap-opera “Wozzeck” (collaboration with Ukrainian poet Yurii Izdryk), drama per musica “Hamlet” (collaboration with Ivano-Frankivsk Music and Drama Theatre), futuristic opera “AEROPHONIA”, opera-dystopia “GAZ”(collaboration with Yara Arts Group, director Virlana Tkacz, choreographer Simon Mayer), PhD-opera “What is Zarathustra silent on”(libretto based on the philosophical novel by Friedrich Nietzsche “Thus Spoke Zarathustra”). In February, 2021 Re:post-opera “LE” (based on the poetry of Lesya Ukrainka) was presented in Kyiv. The first production of NOVA OPERA was improvisation opera “Coriolanus” based on the tragedy by William Shakespeare.
Accordind to Music Theatre NOW competition in 2018 opera-requiem “IYOV” became one of TOP-10 contemporary operas among 436 participants from 55 countries. It was performed in Paris (France), Copenhagen (Denmark), at The V Festival of Traditional and Avant-garde Music CODES (Lublin, Poland), The Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre, Musikverein (Vienna, Austria), May Opera Evenings Festival (Skopje, Macedonia), PROTOTYPE opera festival in New York and Operadagen Rotterdam.