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Opera

Wanda

after Cyprian Norwid
Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa
Waldemar Zawodziński
Michał Klauza

Available dates

Date
Hour
Place
Informations
Tickets
10 September 20:30, Friday
10 September, Friday
20:30
Arcaded Courtyard of the Royal Castle on the Wawel Hill
Premiere
Tickets available from 10am 23.08.2021
11 September 20:30, Saturday
11 September, Saturday
20:30
Arcaded Courtyard of the Royal Castle on the Wawel Hill
Tickets available from 10am 23.08.2021

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composer
Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa
World premiere
Krakow, Wawel Royal Castle 10.09.2021
language
Polish
description
Opera Wanda by Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa based on the lyrics of Wanda. Object in Six Images, a dramatic mystery play by Cyprian Kamil Norwid. The world premiere will take place on 10th September 2021 in the Arcaded Courtyard of the Wawel Royal Castle, thus constituting a part of the celebration of the Cyprian Norwid Year established by the Senate of the Republic of Poland.

Not only will it be the world's second opera (after Antonin Dvořák's Vanda) which was completed and staged as devoted to the legendary Polish ruler, but, most of all, it will be the first opera by Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa, an outstanding conductor and composer.

 

This work is an attempt to synthesise the legendary prehistory of the city of Kraków, the romantic works by Norwid and contemporary compositional thought. The rhythms of Polish national dances, such as kujawiak or krakowiak, clearly audible in the arias, play a special musical role, harmonising with the Old Slavic choral melodic line. The musical narrative of Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa's opera is derived directly from Norwid's text, complementing it to a certain extent.

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poster by
Magdalena Jaworska

upcoming performances of this genre