More than 33,000 Jews were brutally murdered by Nazi German forces in the ravine of Babyn Jar, on the current territory of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, in 1941. It was the largest single massacre in Europe to have occurred during the Second World War. Countless victims have not been identified until this day. In commemoration, Ukrainian Yevhen Stankovych composed his Kaddish Requiem for spoken voices, soloists, chorus and orchestra. It premiered at the National Opera in Kyiv in 2016. The performance of the work at Wiener Festwochen with the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra under renowned Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lyniv draws a line from the past into the present and shows that remembrance is working on the future.
Musical Direction Oksana Lyniv Music Jevhen Stankovych Orchestra Kyiv Symphony Orchestra Choir The National Choir of Ukraine „Dumka“ With Alexander Schulz (Tenor), Pavlo Hunka (Bassbaritone, Narrator)
A joined project by Wiener Festwochen and Wiener Konzerthaus
Production Wiener Festwochen In Collaboration with Wiener Festwochen and Wiener Konzerthaus