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16-05-2021

The concert "Mozart. Là ci darem la mano" postponed!

Purchased tickets for the concert remain valid. If You cannot participate in the concert, tickets can be taken back until Wednesday 19th May, after prior notification send to the following address: kasa@opera.krakow.pl.Tickets purchased online can be returned to the bank account from where they were purchased. In the case of tickets purchased stationary, the Opera Cashier will return them on the spot or to the account number provided. In order to receive a refund on your account, a s Show moreShow more Show more
30-04-2021

We’re back…

Next weekend, as a foretaste of Mozart's opera "Cosi fan tutte" directed by Jerzy Stuhr, which will be re-staged at the end of May (on 29 and 30.05), the screening of the artist's earlier production for our theatre. "The Barber of Seville" by Gioacchino Rossini, a performance that premiered in 2019, will be available online from May 8 on the Play Krakow platform. Show moreShow more Show more
30-04-2021

Kazimierz Kord - our Director has passed away

Kazimierz Kord was an extraordinary personality of Polish musical life, one of the greatest in the 20th century. He has enormous achievements in the field of symphonic music, but also in the opera repertoire. As the only conductor from Poland, he worked at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, where he made his début in 1972, as a conductor of "The Queen of Spades".  He conducted at the MET many times until 1988. He was invited to Covent Garden in London and to many opera houses in Europe and the Show moreShow more Show more
30-04-2021

The Barber of Seville on-line!

“The Barber of Seville” by G. Rossini is the best known and beloved work of the Italian composer, which comprises beautiful music, excellent scenario and “inexhaustible resources of theatrical humour” as noted by Piotr Kamiński in the book entitled “Tysiąc i jedna opera”. The opera’s libretto is an adaptation of Pierre Beaumarchais’ comedy with the same title, which tells the story of a love-related intrigue and money greed.Tomasz Tokarczyk was the music director for G. Rossini’s ope Show moreShow more Show more
29-04-2021

We say goodbye to Andrzej Wartalski - Artist of the Krakow Opera Choir

We will remember him for his roles in such productions as The Gypsy Baron, The Haunted Manor and Tosca, directed by Laco Adamik, Rigoletto directed by Henryk Baranowski or Ariadne on Naxos directed by Włodzimierz Nurkowski. The artist also performed in solo parts in The Barber of Seville, directed by Jerzy Stuhr, Madame Butterfly directed by Waldemar Zawodziński and Traviata directed by Krzysztof Nazar.  We say goodbye to a longtime friend of the Krakow Opera and express our sympathy Show moreShow more Show more
22-04-2021

Events with audience canceled until 2nd of May!

Until the current restrictions, we are planing online events. This Sunday at 6.30 pm we invite you to live streaming of the play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, which will be broadcasted at Play Krakow. The event is organized as part of the nationwide campaign "TańczMY" established by the Institute of Music and Dance on the occasion of International Dance Day. Tickets purchased online will be automatica Show moreShow more Show more
20-04-2021

A Midsummer Night's Dream - broadcast LIVE!

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a ballet performance with music by Felix Mendelssohn, based on one of William Shakespeare's most important works, a lyrical comedy under the same name. The play tells about the adventures of Hermia and Lysander, lovers who disturb the everyday life of forest spirits, while seeking to escape in the Athenian forest from the girl’s father who disapproves of their love. It is a multi-threaded love story full of intrigue, magic and onirism, crowned with a happy e Show moreShow more Show more
13-04-2021

Vincenzo Bellini's Norma Online!

Norma is a two-act tragic opera by Vincenzo Bellini, using a libretto by Felice Romani inspired by play Norma, or the Infanticide, by Alexandre Soumet. The world premiere of the work took place on 26th December 1831 in Milan, at La Scala. The main character of the opera is the high priestess of Gallic Druids, who, through the love of Roman proconsul Pollione, does not only betray her religion, but also her people oppressed by the Roman occupation.  The l Show moreShow more Show more
07-04-2021

Events canceled until the 18th of April!

According to the decision of the Prime Minister on April 7 regarding the extension of the applicable restrictions until April 18 this year, all performances and workshops planned for this time with the participation of the audience are canceled, ie "Carmen" (11/04), "Tosca" (16/04 and 18/04), "Meetings at the Opera. Matinées." (18/04).Tickets purchased online will be automatically refunded. In the case of tickets purchased stationary, the Opera Box Office will refund them on the spot Show moreShow more Show more
06-04-2021

The Tales of Hoffmann online

The Tales of Hoffmann is a fantasy opera composed by Offenbach in 1877-1880. The core of the libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré is three short stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann, i.e. The Sandman, Advisor Crespel and New Year's Eve Adventures. The tripartite structure of the libretto is reflected in the presence of three types of women embodying various types of operas - the French bouffe, romantic German and sensual Italian one. The main character is Hoffmann himself Show moreShow more Show more
06-04-2021

Adam Sadzik, an Artist of the Kraków Opera Choir has passed away

It is with great sadness that we received the news of the death of Adam Sadzik, a Choir Artist and Actor, who worked at the Kraków Opera as a Choir Artist in the group of basses for over twenty years, from 1990 to 2013. Within the last few years, he played supporting roles in productions staged in our theatre by such creators, as Michał Znaniecki, Laco Adamik and others. We will remember him for his roles in such performances as, among others, The Gypsy Princess directed Show moreShow more Show more
29-03-2021

Krzysztof Penderecki in memoriam

“It is on Monday evening that we want to recall the staging of The Devils of Loudun directed by Laco Adamik. We will devote this evening to the memory of this outstanding composer and, above all, our friend” Bogusław Nowak, Executive Director. On the first anniversary of Krzysztof Penderecki's death (29.03) we invite you to watch the recording of the performance from 2014. The broadcast will take place on Play Kraków at 6.30 pm.  Show moreShow more Show more