Le Théâtre national d’Opérette de Kiev, une belle histoire ukrainienne!

Author: Olivier Védrine


Le Théâtre national d’Opérette de Kiev
Le Théâtre national d’Opérette de Kiev



Bogdan Strutynskyi, Directeur, Le Théâtre national d’Opérette de Kiev
Bogdan Strutynskyi, Directeur, Le Théâtre national d’Opérette de Kiev

The Kiev National Operetta Theater celebrated its 85th anniversary after a long makeover.

The public is now on a journey back in time to rediscover the theater as it was imagined and built at the start of the 20th century.

From the entrance the visitor is immersed in the early twentieth century, the sources of architectural eclecticism.

From the facade to the roof, this theater lights up at night like a beacon guiding culture enthusiasts, going behind the scenes "new generation" which will allow directors to give free rein to their wildest desires (changes of scenery faster, more carrying).

This restoration was done with the desire to modernize this architectural jewel without distorting its aesthetics.

The great hall has thus regained its superb and early 20th century luster, the paintings and gilding have been restored and the armchairs renovated.

The vestibule has also been extensively renovated, giving it a much brighter and more welcoming appearance than before.

At the origin of this restoration, its director Bogdan Strutynskyi, his theater is his whole life.

This restoration is 30 years of work. In the 1990s ’clothing stores were set up in the building, all seemingly lost for this historic monument of Ukraine. Its young director, who was just in his thirties in the 90s, took on an immense challenge to restore his past glory to the old theater, which has been wounded by time.

The theater building dates from 1907, it is the first Ukrainian theater, it was founded by Mr. Sadovskyi.

Since its opening, exceptional figures not only in the theater, but also in the public and political sphere, all of whom worked for the foundation of the Ukrainian national consciousness - Mariia Zankovetska, Marko Kropyvnytskyi, Panas Saksahanskyi, Mykola Sadovskyi and many others. other.

It was in this theater that the premiere of the play "Natalka Poltavka" by the remarkable Ukrainian composer Mykola Lysenko took place.

Then in this same building is the birth of the Kiev Operetta Theater which is marked by two dates: January 13, 1934 and December 14, 1935.

The historical importance of theater for Ukrainian culture has motivated and continues to motivate its director Bogdan Strutynskyi, country lover, patriot, this man from Ivano-Frankivsk is a true ambassador of Ukrainian culture.

The National Operetta Theater in Kiev is also a troupe of actors, singers, musicians and dancers, many of whom have received the title of Artist of Ukraine.

The performances given are of a level equivalent to the best theaters in Western Europe.


Anything is possible in Ukraine, as the story of the restoration of the National Operetta Theater in Kiev shows, it is the story of a man who loves his country and his theater.

During his speech for the 85th anniversary of the Kiev National Operetta Theater Bogdan Strutynskyi told us that the Theater is an antidepressant, you are right Bogdan because you give joy and happiness to Ukrainians with your theater and its troupe pride in all of Ukraine.


Olivier Védrine

About the Author

Olivier Védrine

Olivier Védrine est un politologue français, journaliste et présentateur de télévision, un des rares étrangers à avoir travaillé en Russie pendant de nombreuses années et à vivre maintenant en Ukraine.

Il a quitté la Russie alors qu’il était rédacteur en chef de la version russe de la Revue Défense Nationale en France, en signe de protestation contre l'annexion de la Crimée en février 2014.

En 2018, il avait sa propre émission politique télévisée en langue anglaise à la télévision ukrainienne «Western Voice with Olivier Védrine» sur la chaîne de télévision Obozrevatel, ou Oboz.tv. Depuis 2016, il est rédacteur en chef de «Russian Monitor» (un journal de l'opposition russe).

Il avait précédemment animé «Weekly with Olivier Védrine» sur UA.TV et, avant cela, «UA Tea Time» sur la Première Chaîne Nationale avec Sergiy Velichansky. Il a présenté plus de 150 émissions de télévision gratuites pour soutenir l'Ukraine.

Pour plus d'informations, voici sa page Wikipedia

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Olivier Védrine

About the Author

Olivier Védrine

Olivier Védrine est un politologue français, journaliste et présentateur de télévision, un des rares étrangers à avoir travaillé en Russie pendant de nombreuses années et à vivre maintenant en Ukraine.

Il a quitté la Russie alors qu’il était rédacteur en chef de la version russe de la Revue Défense Nationale en France, en signe de protestation contre l'annexion de la Crimée en février 2014.

En 2018, il avait sa propre émission politique télévisée en langue anglaise à la télévision ukrainienne «Western Voice with Olivier Védrine» sur la chaîne de télévision Obozrevatel, ou Oboz.tv. Depuis 2016, il est rédacteur en chef de «Russian Monitor» (un journal de l'opposition russe).

Il avait précédemment animé «Weekly with Olivier Védrine» sur UA.TV et, avant cela, «UA Tea Time» sur la Première Chaîne Nationale avec Sergiy Velichansky. Il a présenté plus de 150 émissions de télévision gratuites pour soutenir l'Ukraine.

Pour plus d'informations, voici sa page Wikipedia

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