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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

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

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

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

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

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

The Devils of Loudun in honour of Krzysztof Penderecki

The Devils of Loudun is the first opera in Krzysztof Penderecki's output, inspired by Aldous Huxley's novel The Devils of Loudun and John Whiting's drama The Devils. It has enjoyed constant interest of directors since its first staging in Hamburg in 1969. It is a work “stretched between a liturgical rite, mystery play, oratorio, musical drama and contemporary Expressionist theatre” says Daniel Cichy. The libretto created by the composer addresses possession Show moreShow more Show more

Cancellation of performances!

Ladies and Gentlemen,due to the COVID-19 cases within our artists, and concerns about the safety of our Audience and Artists, we decided to cancel the show "Madama Butterfly" scheduled for tomorrow (19.03). Show moreShow more Show more

Così fan tutte – after the premiere

"This is only the fourth staging of Così fan tutte in the post-war history of the Krakow Opera. Charming though Mozart's work may be, it is simply difficult, and it must be produced excellently for the audience and viewers to truly enjoy it (...)Yesterday I was going to the Opera hoping that was what would happen, because it had been Jerzy Stuhr that dealt with the direction of the Mozart's masterpiece. This is his third production on Krakow’s opera stage. He gave us beautiful, humor Show moreShow more Show more