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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

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

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

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

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

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