Bombs? Missiles? Artillery shells? “Phooey!” At plucky Lviv National Opera (LNO) in western Ukraine, the show goes on, whatever’s being thrown at their country.

Unsurprisingly, the “goes on” is virtual. Surprisingly, as the frustrated Russian bear thrashes around more and more indiscriminately, denied its initial knockout blow, the LNO team is keeping calm and carrying on.

LNO has reissued a 2021 production of When the Fern Blooms, written by the seventy-nine-year young composer, Yevhen Stankovych, born in Svalyava, Ukraine. He has steeped himself in traditional Ukrainian culture pretty much since birth.