CHAMBER OPERA & INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
AT CARNEGIE HALL
Soprano Yulia Petrachuk and Maestro Yuriy Yanko premiere a mono-opera by Vitaly Hubarenko, The Love Letters. This opera tells the story of a woman who sends love letters to her lover for over 20 years after being separated. Pianist Chulhee Yoon and Deutsche Gramophone Recording cellist Meehae Ryo complement the program with performances of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.12 and Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D Major.
“The Love Letters” is a masterpiece of chamber opera heavy with emotions and thoughts of a woman sending letters to her lover after being separated for reasons, not within their control. Over 20 years she kept sending him letters until the day came where her final note arrived and she revealed to him that she had committed suicide the day they were split. She did not want him to suffer, and thus, she devised this plan to allow the memories of her to fade, and the impact of her death will affect him less.