Opera stars from Vienna and winners of opera contests are among participants who will perform at O’Fest in Kyiv on June 8-9. Ukrainian jazz diva Jamala will join the festival, too. Although she usually performs soul and jazz, Jamala is an educated opera singer, so expect to hear some interesting combination of opera and jazz from her. The festival also offers a poetry reading. Several poets will recite their poems accompanied by classical music played by an orchestra.
O’Fest (poetry reading). June 8. Landscape Park in Bucha (Kyiv Oblast). Free
O’Fest (concert). June 9. Kyiv Operetta Theater (53/3 Velyka Vasylkivska St.). Hr 40-200