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27-09-2021

“Bel Canto: The Joy of Singing”: The Kraków Opera to Celebrate the Ryszard Karczykowski Jubilee

Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi... fragments of best-known works of the masters of Italian opera, performed by excellent Soloists and the Orchestra and Choir of the Kraków Opera, will be presented at the stage at ul. Lubicz during the “Bel Canto: The Joy of Singing” gala on 6 November at 6.30 p.m. The special guest at the performance will be Ryszard Karczykowski, a brilliant tenor and artistic director of the Kraków Opera between 2003 and 2006 who celebrates the 60th anniversary of hi Show moreShow more Show more
13-09-2021

Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa’s “Wanda”: After the Première

The opera relies on Norwid’s mystery play and the première performance was the highlight of the Year of Cyprian Kamil Norwid, established by the Sejm of the Republic of Poland. The performance was repeated on 11 September. Show moreShow more Show more
30-08-2021

Farewell to Teresa Żylis-Gara

Her lyric soprano with a beautiful timbre and great dramatic potential, her acting talent and a passion for music have won the love of audiences at major stages around the world, among others in London’s Covent Garden, Milanese La Scala, Vienna Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and Teatro Real in Madrid. For sixteen years, Teresa Żylis-Gara was a soloist at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Bogusław Kaczyński wrote that “she was one of the most excellent and mos Show moreShow more Show more
18-08-2021

World Première of Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa’s “Wanda” to Celebrate the Year of Norwid

In the Year of Cyprian Kamil Norwid, Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne and the Kraków Opera, together with the Polskie Radio Programme II and the Wawel Royal Castle, have prepared the world première of Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa’s opera, “Wanda”, based on the mystery play by Cyprian Kamil Norwid. Show moreShow more Show more
06-08-2021

Farewell To Bogusława Czosnowska

It is with great sadness that we received the news about Bogusława Czosnowska's death. Show moreShow more Show more
21-07-2021

Break in the activity of The Krakow Opera Box Office

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19-07-2021

The summary of the 2020/2021 season

We ended the 67th artistic season of the Kraków Opera with a performance of Tosca by Giacomo Puccini. This title has been permanently included in the repertoire of our Theatre, reliably attracting Kraków audiences for years – those were performances no. 122 and 123! The symbolic return to what is familiar is also an expression of hope for a permanent return to "normal" in the upcoming months. However, the past season, so difficult for cultural institutions, was not fruitless. Before we focus on Show moreShow more Show more
13-07-2021

Two Faces of "The Elixir of Love"

On 9th and 10th July our theatre restaged Gaetano Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love" – a genuine crown jewel of the Italian bel canto style and opera buffa. Due to violent storms, one of the performances was transferred to the Opera House, while the other, owing to more favourable weather conditions, took place, just as planned, in the beautiful scenery of the Botanical Garden of the Jagiellonian University. Thus, the Kraków audience could follow the story of Nemorino and Adina in one of two versi Show moreShow more Show more
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