"Opera is my life 24/7. It is impossible not to fall in love with this theater, because there are "naked" feelings, there are raging passions, there about the eternal and the instantaneous, about the high and earthly, and all this - to music with choir, ballet, soloists, orchestra ...
Fate has decreed that for almost 10 years I have been the general director of the Odessa Opera, where I serve, like any other employee of the Theater. It is impossible to say otherwise, I serve, because every day, from 9:30 until late in the evening (especially before the premieres) I am in the theater. Over the years, it was necessary to learn to combine solutions to production and creative issues, because if all the mechanisms of production of decorations, costumes, props, etc. are not established, not consistent with the creative process, then on the day of the premiere - and this, agree , a hard deadline - the premiere will not be able to take place, and this simply can not be!
No matter how difficult the processes of preparing a new play (and this is also a kind of drama), overcoming them, you strive for the result - to the premiere, to the moment of truth, which as a dramatic culmination in the production, crowns the work of the theater. The present day of the theater and its future depend on how this "culmination" turned out, whether the spectator will go to the theater or not.
Over the years of my work in the theater, new opera and ballet performances have been created, unique concert programs that have almost completely updated the theatrical repertoire, making it modern, relevant, in demand! We managed to implement large-scale festival projects! And most importantly - a young spectator began to come to the Opera House!
Federico Fellini in the film "Orchestra" draws parallels between the Orchestra and the State - if something in the orchestra "does not work" - the music will not work ... I try to build work in the theater on the example of the ideal orchestra!
It is a great honor and a great responsibility for me to lead the world-famous and so beloved Odessa Opera House - because it is rightfully a business card of Odessa!
It is extremely important for me to preserve what is our heritage and pride, to treat the great cultural heritage with love and respect, but also not to lag behind today, to take risks, weigh all the risks, and move forward, conquering new heights. I wish the same to future generations - be able to take risks, test your thoughts with your heart, and your feelings with your mind! ”