New York, January 15-20: IYOV

New York, January 15-20: IYOV

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An opera-requiem, IYOV is a story of the biblical character Job’s life, pride and disbelief. Named for the Hebrew word for Job, IYOV centers on the man’s search for life’s meaning through a synthesis of musical and theatrical techniques ranging from ancient Greek drama to baroque opera and more.

Combining minimalism and the avant-garde, neoclassicism and rock, the music of IYOV features polyphonic choral episodes and instrumental interludes that alternate with a full range of the human voice: everything from classical, jazz and folk singing to breathing, screaming, whispering and overtone singing.

At the center of IYOV’s musical landscape is an exceptional piano that sonically transforms into a self-contained orchestra, echoing a harpsichord, drums, and even a synthesizer and other electronic instruments.

An extraordinary Ukrainian opera, IYOV blends an emotional journey, the birth of a new sound, and the endless possibilities of the human voice.

US Premiere
January 15-16 and 18-20 at 8 p.m.
Show Run Time: 70 Minutes
At HERE Arts Center’s Mainstage Theatre
Tickets $30 – 75