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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

The 67th season of the Kraków Opera is drawing to a close.

A brilliant comedy telling a love story in the atmospheric scenery of the Botanical Garden, and the story of love entangled in a political turmoil – to be seen on the final weeks of the 67th season of the Kraków Opera. Show moreShow more Show more

Returns for tickets to events cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Dear Sirs and/or Madams,Please be informed that returns for tickets to events cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be processed until 18 July 2021. Show moreShow more Show more

New Ticket Limit!

Please be informed that following the regulation of the Council of Ministers of 11 June on limitations related to the state of epidemic, the following changes are introduced to the sale of tickets for performances organised by the Kraków Opera: Show moreShow more Show more

Kraków Opera Artists Nominated to the Jan Kiepura Theatre Music Awards

Nominees of the Jan Kiepura Theatre Music Awards were announced on 14 June. This is the only national competition that aims at honouring artists and creators related to the theatre and music milieu. Show moreShow more Show more

Carmina Burana During the Theatre Night in Kraków!

During the Theatre Night in Kraków, on 19 June, we will present the stage version of the “Carmina Burana” cantata by Carl Orff with choreography by Emil Wesołowski and music interpretation by Tomasz Tokarczyk. The première took place in 2018 and was positively received by the audience and music critics. Anna Woźniakowska wrote after the première: “Emil Wesołowski managed to create a performance full of life, movement, throbbing with passion and joy of existence.” Our soloists, choir, ballet and Show moreShow more Show more

Katarzyna Oleś-Blacha Receives Professor’s Title from President of the Republic of Poland

A soloist of the Kraków Opera, a lecturer at the Krzysztof Penderecki Music Academy in Kraków, yet first and foremost an outstanding artist. Dramatic and coloratura soprano. Professionally involved with our Theatre since 2006.Pursuant to the decision of Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland, of 22 April 2021, Katarzyna Oleś-Blacha was honoured with the professor's title.“This is a confirmation of the quality of teaching and the aspects that are of major import Show moreShow more Show more

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: 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

Opera in the Botanical Garden

This year, not only birds’ singing will be heard in the oldest Botanical Garden in Poland; in the setting of blooming magnolias, arias, ensembles and choral parts from the greatest operas in history will also fill the air. A journey into the world of bel canto with the greatest artists, a marriage of genres, composing styles and multiple performers: all of this will be offered by the “Opera in the Botanical Garden” series. It will comprise three events: “Mozart. Là ci darem la mano” (15 and 16 M Show moreShow more Show more

Farewell to Bolesław Pawlus: Soloist of the Kraków Opera

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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

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