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Tomasz Szymus
Jakub Szydlowski
2 hours 55 minutes



2 hours 55 minutes | 1 intermission
Tomasz Szymus
Albena Grabowska
World premiere
Frombork, 20.05.2023
"He stopped the Sun, moved the Earth..." - although Nicolaus Copernicus is considered the greatest and most famous Polish scientist, his biography, full picture of his achievements and versatility worthy of a Renaissance man are not widely known today. 550 years after the birth of the astronomer, the Krakow Opera and the artists and producers invited to cooperate want to bring his story back to Polish pop culture, translating it into the language of the musical.

The libretto will refer to the most important events in the life of Copernicus - from his studies in Krakow, Padua and Bologna, through his return to Frombork, canon service, medical practice and astronomical research, participation in the coronation of Sigismund the Old and the Prussian Homage, and finally the creation and publication of the Pentateuch "De revolutionibus" . There will also be space for the thread of the scholar's intellectual and emotional relationship with Anna Schilling. The authors of the show want to show the audience Nicolaus Copernicus - an outstanding astronomer, a great Pole, but also, simply - a man, open and full of scientific passion. “We do not want to take Copernicus off the pedestal. But we will let him put down the astrolabe for a moment and speak to us in a language that touches minds and hearts,” explain the creators.

The musical's libretto was created by the popular writer (and also a neurologist) Albena Grabowska, the author of, among others, the historical saga "The Century of the Guilty" filmed by Telewizja Polska. The lyrics of the songs were written by Daniel Wyszogrodzki - translator and theater author, specialist in the Polish and world musical scene, lecturer at the Theater Academy in Warsaw. The author of the music is Tomasz Szymuś - composer and arranger, lecturer at the Institute of Music at the Faculty of Art of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. The show's choreography will be prepared by Jarosław Staniek and Katarzyna Zielonka. The scenography and lighting will be created by Grzegorz Policinski, while the performances will be directed by Jakub Szydłowski. The musical direction of the premiere production will be taken over by Tomasz Szymuś.


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Idea, conductor: Piotr Sułkowski

Libretto: Ałbena Grabowska

Lyrics: Daniel Wyszogrodzki

Music, music direction: Tomasz Szymuś

Direction: Jakub Szydłowski 

Choreography: Katarzyna Zielonka, Jarosław Staniek

Scenography, lights: Grzegorz Policiński

Costumes: Anna Chadaj  

Choir master: Janusz Wierzgacz

Ballet master: Wioletta Maciejewska

Music director's assistant: Joachim Kołpanowicz

Director's assistant: Anna Popiel, Agnieszka Sztencel                 

Stage manager: Justyna Jarocka-Lejzak, Mateusz Makselon
NICOLAUS COPERNICUS | Marcin Franc, Marcin Jajkiewicz, Janusz Kruciński

ANDRZEJ COPERNIK / PUBLISHER 3 | Wojciech Daniel, Karol Drozd

ŁUKASZ WATZENRODE / PUBLISHER 1 | Damian Aleksander, Paweł Tucholski

JAN DANTYSZEK | Paweł Erdman, Marcin Sosiński

ANNA SCHILLING | Agnieszka Przekupień, Anastazja Simińska

ALEXANDER SCULTETI | Tomasz Bacajewski, Jeremiasz Gzyl

JERZY JOACHIM VON LAUCHEN (RATHIC) | Dominik Bobryk, Michał Dudkowski

ANDREAS OSIANDER | Alan Bochnak, Marcin Wortmann, Jacek Wróbel

KRYSTYNA STULPAWITZ | Karolina Gwóźdź, Kamila Najduk

KASPER STULPAWITZ / PUBLISHER 2 | Piotr Janusz, Maciej Tomaszewski

PUPPEETER | Krzysztof Prystupa, Rafał Iwański

Choir, Ballet and Orchestra of the Krakow Opera


Category P - 2023/2024
1st seats Marshal's Balcony
200 zł
2nd seats Amphitheater IV-IX
170 zł
3rd seats Amphitheater rows I-III and X-XII
150 zł
4th seats Amphitheater side seats and rows XIII-XIV; Right-hand and left-hand side boxes
120 zł
5th seats Balcony rows I-II
100 zł
6th seats Balcony rows III-IV
90 zł


Patron of the Musical Copernicus