• Autorius (-iai): Rita Mačiliūnaitė, Erika Vizbaraitė
  • Publikavimo metai: 2020
  • Leidėjas (-iai): Operomanija

The dance opera NO AI DI (2010) was created by a choreographer, dancer, and librettist Erika Vizbaraitė and composer Rita Mačiliūnaitė. The two artists consider human existence within a synthetic genotype in the philosophical context of ethnic Scandinavian consciousness. The libretto is woven from the fragments of Sami poetry and stories, it tells a universal truth about the search for harmony between human self-knowledge and the world. The symbolic climb into the mountain can be taken as a summary of the NO AI DI narrative story. However, the title of the dance opera arises from a Sami word noaidi, meaning a sage, or a shaman. The authors use this term to designate the central heroine of the piece. The universal symbolic character in the opera is a dancing shaman and a signing heroine (the voice of the shaman)—together they become a link between the secrets of the human and the universe (prof. habil. dr. Gražina Daunoravičienė).

Composer Rita Mačiliūnaitė
Libretto by: Erika Vizbaraitė, Sonata Visockaitė, Benediktas Januševičius
Conductor Ričardas Šumila

Nora Petročenko (voice)
Ieva Skorubskaitė (voice)
Jevgenija Karpikova (voice)
Ingrida Spalinskaitė (percussion, cither)
Lora Kmieliauskaitė (violin)
Arnas Kmieliauskas (cello)
Ana Ablamonova (jaw harps)

Recorded in 2020, “Mama Studios”
Sound recording engineer Vytautas Bedalis
Sound mixing by Monika Zenkevičiūtė
Mastering by Arūnas Zujus

Text by prof. habil. dr. Gražina Daunoravičienė
Lithuanian text edited by Laima Arnatkevičiūtė
English translation by Edvardas Šumila
Design by Mayina Mukhammadjanova
Producer Operomanija

In partnership with Lithuanian Music Information Centre
Co-funded by Lithuanian Council for Culture

Duration: 40‘14“
Price: 28,00 Eur
Media: LP (180 g, sky-blue)
Year of publication: 2020
Operomanija OP-005