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05.05.2017
Friday Fri
6:30 pm
La Bohème

La Bohème

Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Tomasz Tokarczyk
Main Stage
2 h 50 min | intervals: 2

‘...freshness, youth, passion, cheerfulness, tears shed in silence, a love that gives you joy and makes you suffer,’ Puccini wrote about the perfect theme for an opera which he had found in Murger’s novel Scènes de la vie de bohème, which he himself could relate to through his own experience of several years spent as a student and artist at Milan’s conservatory. The duo of Giacosa and Illica magically turned the material into a superb libretto, not without some intervention of the composer himself. The latter endowed the tale of the Parisian bohemian life with a melodious phrase congenial with the situation, proving himself a master in building up the mood, inciting yearnings, and moving the audience. The residents of a poor garret are about to abandon their artsy spaces and walk into a life ruled by different laws. For now, however, they are experiencing  their first loves, and the first complications that come with them, as well as the first misfortunes in their lives, including death, which forebodes the end of their beautiful amusements, the end of carefree times, and thus a goodbye to youth. But let us not ponder on this yet, let us forget all about it and let ourselves be overtaken by the joyful mood of Musetta’s waltz, or the enticing words of the main heroine, ‘Si, mi chiamano Mimi’(‘Yes, they call me Mimi’) and Rodolfo’s bold attempt at seduction, ‘Che gelida manina’ (‘What a cold hand’). We’ll be better off that way.

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CAST

T. Kuk, I. Socha, A. Szerszeń, J. Moskowicz, M. Kutnik, W. Pańkiw, A. Biegun, J. Ozimkowski, J. Dębowski, S. Knapik, D. Palonek, J. Migała, J. Dijuk

07.05.2017
Sunday Sun
11:00 am
MEETINGS AT THE OPERA. MATINÉES.

MEETINGS AT THE OPERA. MATINÉES.

Who Will Get the Key to the Opera?

Mezzanine of the Krakow Opera
1 h 30 min

Who Will Get the Key to the Opera?

07.05.2017
Sunday Sun
6:30 pm
La Bohème

La Bohème

Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Tomasz Tokarczyk
Main Stage
2 h 50 min | intervals: 2

‘...freshness, youth, passion, cheerfulness, tears shed in silence, a love that gives you joy and makes you suffer,’ Puccini wrote about the perfect theme for an opera which he had found in Murger’s novel Scènes de la vie de bohème, which he himself could relate to through his own experience of several years spent as a student and artist at Milan’s conservatory. The duo of Giacosa and Illica magically turned the material into a superb libretto, not without some intervention of the composer himself. The latter endowed the tale of the Parisian bohemian life with a melodious phrase congenial with the situation, proving himself a master in building up the mood, inciting yearnings, and moving the audience. The residents of a poor garret are about to abandon their artsy spaces and walk into a life ruled by different laws. For now, however, they are experiencing  their first loves, and the first complications that come with them, as well as the first misfortunes in their lives, including death, which forebodes the end of their beautiful amusements, the end of carefree times, and thus a goodbye to youth. But let us not ponder on this yet, let us forget all about it and let ourselves be overtaken by the joyful mood of Musetta’s waltz, or the enticing words of the main heroine, ‘Si, mi chiamano Mimi’(‘Yes, they call me Mimi’) and Rodolfo’s bold attempt at seduction, ‘Che gelida manina’ (‘What a cold hand’). We’ll be better off that way.

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CAST

T. Kuk, I. Socha, A. Szerszeń, K. Oleś-Blacha, M. Kutnik, W. Pańkiw, A. Biegun, J. Ozimkowski, F. Makuch, S. Knapik, D. Palonek, J. Migała, J. Dijuk

09.05.2017
Tuesday Tue
11:00 am
Music and Magic

Music and Magic

Andrzej Zarycki, Wojciech Graniczewski
Conductor: Marek Kluza
Main Stage
1 h 20 min

The fantastic journey to the magical world of music and fairy will amaze children with its unique storyline. As one of the songs from the show says – There are many theatres in the world, more or less serious, but the most unique for children is the theatre of imagination! 

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CAST

A. Biegun, S. Knapik, M. Kutnik, M. Korybalska, J. Rakoczy, K. Wiktor-Kałucka, K. Kozarek, F. Makuch, J. Dębowski, K. Dekański, B. Zawiślak-Dolny, K. Mędrek-Żurek, M. Herman

12.05.2017
Friday Fri
6:30 pm
Countess Maritza

Countess Maritza

Emmerich Kálmán
Conductor: Jacek Mentel
Main Stage
3 h | intervals: 1

“Countess Maritza”, the second success of the Hungarian composer Emmerich Kálmána after “The Gipsy Princess”, secured him a permanent place among the most outstanding operetta authors of the 20th century. The piece tells about true love, free from any dependencies, such as property, position in the society or the social hierarchy, although these circumstances are discussed here most. Therefore, the piece is pretty enjoyable, as it incorporates the yearnings of a huge part of the humankind. Moreover, Kálmán seduces with effective melodies, coloured with Hungarian folklore and Gypsy tunes. Most arias and duets have detached from the original work and gained individual popularity, like Maritza’s csardas “I hear Gipsy violins”, the duet of Maritza and Zsupan “Let's Go to Varasdin” or the evergreen aria “Play Gipsy”.

Spectacular music, beautiful voices, a funny intrigue, gentle humour, rich costumes with sublime details, and a wonderfully distant world that brings joy and consolation.

 

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CAST

W. Chodowicz, M. Kutnik, A. Sobierajski, T. Szlenkier, M. Korybalska, B. Zawiślak-Dolny, K. Oleś-Blacha, K. Kozarek, K. Dekański, S. Knapik, K. Mędrek-Żurek, J. Dijuk, P. Wójtowicz, J. Leśniak, L. Pirowska, P. Stach, A. Flondro, N. Mańka, A. Michniewicz, M. Zarzycki, Ł. Lelek, W. Popiołek, P. Szczepanek

 

13.05.2017
Saturday Sat
6:30 pm
Countess Maritza

Countess Maritza

Emmerich Kálmán
Conductor: Jacek Mentel
Main Stage
3 h | intervals: 1

“Countess Maritza”, the second success of the Hungarian composer Emmerich Kálmána after “The Gipsy Princess”, secured him a permanent place among the most outstanding operetta authors of the 20th century. The piece tells about true love, free from any dependencies, such as property, position in the society or the social hierarchy, although these circumstances are discussed here most. Therefore, the piece is pretty enjoyable, as it incorporates the yearnings of a huge part of the humankind. Moreover, Kálmán seduces with effective melodies, coloured with Hungarian folklore and Gypsy tunes. Most arias and duets have detached from the original work and gained individual popularity, like Maritza’s csardas “I hear Gipsy violins”, the duet of Maritza and Zsupan “Let's Go to Varasdin” or the evergreen aria “Play Gipsy”.

Spectacular music, beautiful voices, a funny intrigue, gentle humour, rich costumes with sublime details, and a wonderfully distant world that brings joy and consolation.

 

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CAST

M. Beucher, P. Rezner, Ł. Ratajczak, J. Ratajczak, P. Maciołek, M. Abako, I. Socha, M. Kotarba, J. Migała, F. Makuch, J. Rakoczy, M. Herman, K. Skicki, J. Leśniak, L. Pirowska, P. Stach, A. Flondro, N. Mańka, A. Michniewicz, M. Zarzycki, Ł. Lelek, W. Popiołek, P. Szczepanek

14.05.2017
Sunday Sun
6:30 pm
Countess Maritza

Countess Maritza

Emmerich Kálmán
Conductor: Jacek Mentel
Main Stage
3 h | intervals: 1

“Countess Maritza”, the second success of the Hungarian composer Emmerich Kálmána after “The Gipsy Princess”, secured him a permanent place among the most outstanding operetta authors of the 20th century. The piece tells about true love, free from any dependencies, such as property, position in the society or the social hierarchy, although these circumstances are discussed here most. Therefore, the piece is pretty enjoyable, as it incorporates the yearnings of a huge part of the humankind. Moreover, Kálmán seduces with effective melodies, coloured with Hungarian folklore and Gypsy tunes. Most arias and duets have detached from the original work and gained individual popularity, like Maritza’s csardas “I hear Gipsy violins”, the duet of Maritza and Zsupan “Let's Go to Varasdin” or the evergreen aria “Play Gipsy”.

Spectacular music, beautiful voices, a funny intrigue, gentle humour, rich costumes with sublime details, and a wonderfully distant world that brings joy and consolation.

 

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CAST

W. Chodowicz, M. Kutnik, A. Sobierajski, T. Szlenkier, M. Korybalska, M. Abako, K. Oleś-Blacha, K. Kozarek, K. Dekański, S. Knapik, K. Mędrek-Żurek, J. Dijuk, P. Wójtowicz, A. Gondek-Klimek, J. Leśniak, L. Pirowska, P. Stach, A. Flondro, N. Mańka, M. Zarzycki, Ł. Lelek, W. Popiołek, P. Szczepanek

19.05.2017
Friday Fri
6:00 pm
Final concert
Ada Sari International Vocal Artistry Festival and Competition

Final concert

Conductor: Marta Kluczyńska
Performance outside Performance outside
Unknown
20.05.2017
Saturday Sat
11:00 am
Workshop “With Music From the Moment of Conception

Workshop “With Music From the Moment of Conception"

Mezzanine Stage
1 hr

20.05.2017
Saturday Sat
6:30 pm
Two Stories – One Dance
Music: Piotr Orzechowski, Krzysztof Ścierański

Two Stories – One Dance

Main Stage
1 h 40 min | intervals: 1

It is rare on our stage to have choreography inspired by jazz music. Even more rarely the ballet dances to the sounds of the bass guitar. This is the case of the present performance. If we add that the dancers are accompanied by the composers of the music: Piotr Orzechowski (the famous Pianohooligan) in the first part, and Krzysztof Ścierański (the best bass guitar in Poland) in the second part, we can expect and intriguing and unique event.

The choreography to the performance was created by Jacek Tyski, known from his productions for the Polish National Ballet, where he still performs as a soloist. He joined two musical stories by two composers though the dance on the same the theme, following the same scenario, the same “course of emotional events”. See for yourself what effect he has achieved – what can be achieved by the mutual inspiration of artists of the body and instrumentalists.

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P. Cisłowska, M. Dobosz, J. Galambos, D. Kazyrskaya, A. Krasouskaya, M. Kurosawa, A. Raczyńska, C. Ushizaka, L. Cusinato, R. Kędziński, M. Pluskowski, D. Prokharau, T. Tamagawa, Y. Yatskevich

22.05.2017
Monday Mon
6:00 pm
We are The Ballet!

We are The Ballet!

Annual Show of the Ballet Studio Students' Work

Annual Show of the Ballet Studio Students' Work

23.05.2017
Tuesday Tue
6:00 pm
We are The Ballet!

We are The Ballet!

Annual Show of the Ballet Studio Students' Work

Annual Show of the Ballet Studio Students' Work

26.05.2017
Friday Fri
6:30 pm
La Traviata

La Traviata

Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Tomasz Tokarczyk
Main Stage
2 h 55 min | intervals: 2

"La Traviata", based on the novel "The Lady of the Camellias" by Alexandre Dumas, fils, is a story of a fallen woman, a high-class Parisian courtesan and her salvation through a sacrificial offering of love and death. Krzysztof Nazar dispenses with the historical costume and the social context of the plot, focusing instead on the characters’ psychology, emotions and motivations. In his interpretation, Violetta Valéry faces the fact of terminal illness and the inevitability of the end of life. Disillusioned, she decides to enjoy the remaining time to the maximum. But that is exactly when she encounters true love, and with it values that change her vision of the world and people.

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CAST

K. Oleś-Blacha, A. Lampert, A. Szerszeń, A. Cząstka, K. Kozarek, M. Kutnik, J. Ozimkowski, K. Dekański, V. Trukhan, K. Wiktor-Kałucka, J. Migała, A. Wartalski, S. Knapik, A. Krasouskaya, D. Prokharau

28.05.2017
Sunday Sun
11:00 am
MEETINGS AT THE OPERA. MATINÉES.

MEETINGS AT THE OPERA. MATINÉES.

Getting Familiar with Baton

Mezzanine of the Krakow Opera
1 h 30 min

Getting Familiar with Baton

28.05.2017
Sunday Sun
6:30 pm
La Traviata

La Traviata

Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Tomasz Tokarczyk
Main Stage
2 h 55 min | intervals: 2

"La Traviata", based on the novel "The Lady of the Camellias" by Alexandre Dumas, fils, is a story of a fallen woman, a high-class Parisian courtesan and her salvation through a sacrificial offering of love and death. Krzysztof Nazar dispenses with the historical costume and the social context of the plot, focusing instead on the characters’ psychology, emotions and motivations. In his interpretation, Violetta Valéry faces the fact of terminal illness and the inevitability of the end of life. Disillusioned, she decides to enjoy the remaining time to the maximum. But that is exactly when she encounters true love, and with it values that change her vision of the world and people.

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CAST

K. Oleś-Balcha, A. Lampert, A. Szerszeń, A. Cząstka, K. Kozarek, M. Kutnik, W. Pańkiw, K. Dekański, V. Trukhan, K. Wiktor-Kałucka, P. Szczepanek, A. Wartalski, S. Knapik, A. Chlebowska, Y. Yatskevich

31.05.2017
Wednesday Wed
5:00 pm
Workshop “With Music From the Moment of Conception

Workshop “With Music From the Moment of Conception"

Mezzanine Stage
1 hr

The Management of the Krakow Opera reserves the right to make casting changes and modify the repertoire.