Russians destroy Kharkiv opera house

Russians destroy Kharkiv opera house


norman lebrecht

March 01, 2022

The targeted attacks on civilian buildings in Kharkiv’s Freedom Square has resulted in the destruction of the opera house and concert hall.

So much for Putin’s much-vaunted love of culture.

A day of shame.


  • A.L. says:

    The unnecessary tragedies keep on piling! Deeply saddened to read this news.

  • Edward Solomon says:

    Is the Semper Oper in Dresden ready to sever its connection to Putin and Dresden its connection to St. Petersburg?

  • Heartsick says:

    *uck Putin

  • Joel Lazar says:

    Not the mentality which led to the “Leningrad” Symphony, I dare say…

  • Amos says:

    The desperation of putin has shifted from inflicting sanctionable tragedies to criminal war crimes. Hopefully someone in the government/military is in a position to make the threat of using any nuclear weapons untenable.

  • MMcGrath says:

    What’s the phrase I’m looking for? Oh yes. Vulgar swine.

  • marcus says:

    Cunts. i struggle to see how and when these bastards will be re admitted to the ranks of civilised nations.

    • Caduto says:

      Please try to use civilized language. Some of your words would make women viewers uncomfortable. Thanks.

  • MMcGrath says:

    Let’s assign Gergiev and loyalist friends (I’m not mentioning that soprano) to the reconstruction crew when it’s all over.

  • Daniel NYC says:

    Maybe Gergiev and Netrebko can get their benefactor PUTIN to rebuild the building so the can perform there. What hypocrites. They should be banned from performing anywhere.

  • José Bergher says:

    Putin’s thugs engaged in savagery, barbarism, murder. crimes against Humanity, war crimes, crimes against peace.

  • Morgan says:

    Repulsive reprobate Putin.

  • V.Lind says:

    Son of a bitch.

  • Alexander Hall says:

    The barbarians are in control in the Kremlin. Some souls should rot in hell at such wanton destruction.

  • M McAlpine says:

    The opera house can be rebuilt. Not the lives this butcher has destroyed. War criminal!

  • Carlos Mario says:

    Solamente el nombre y apellido de un ser humano y músico excepcional: ARTURO TOSCANINI.