The opera, based on the works of Yukaghir writer Nikolai Kurilov, will be presented in 2017, said Minister of Culture and Spiritual Development of Yakutia Vladimir Tikhonov at a meeting of the V Congress of the Yukaghir people.
“At present, there is getting ready the opera based on libretto by Nikolai Kurilov “Black cloudberry”. A young talented composer Nikolai Mikheyev composes the music. We hope that this work will be included in the repertoire of the Opera and Ballet Theatre in the next year,” – said Vladimir Tikhonov.
Nikolai Kurilov (Okat Bay) is Yukagir artist and writer. He composed the Yukaghir ABC-book together with his brother – writer Gavril Kurilov. He is the author of the poem “Homeland”, known for the film “Brat-2” (published in Russian translation by Mikhail Yasnov in 1987).