Bayreuth will be dependent on NordicsNews
From an interview with its new conductor Oksana Lyniv:
Our Dutchman, John Ludgren, is from Sweden, Asmik Grigorian, who sings Senta, is of Armenian-Latvian descent. Dmitri Cherniakov is from Russia, I am Ukrainian. Musicians from more than 30 nations make up the choir and the orchestra.
My conductor’s outfit is a kind of armor. I have to feel totally secure. But it should also be elegant and, above all, comfortable, so I can concentrate fully on the music. Ever since my state exams, a costume designer from Lviv, who also works at the Lviv Opera, has designed my stage outfits. As for the sash, it reminded me of a Japanese kimono. Otherwise, it is very practical: it helps you keep your posture.
As for the traditional costumes, I am a passionate collector. The Ukrainian folk costumes, the “vyshyvankas,” are more than just pieces of clothing. They are the soul of the people, every region, every place had its own colour, its own embroidery pattern. I wear them in everyday life and for festive occasions. They help me stay connected when I am abroad.