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.
upcoming performances of this genre
NormaVincenzo Bellini 19 September 18:30
Così fan tutteWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 15 October 18:30
Così fan tutteWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 16 October 18:30
Così fan tutteWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 17 October 18:30
La BohèmeGiacomo Puccini 22 October 18:30
La BohèmeGiacomo Puccini 24 October 18:30
Madama ButterflyGiacomo Puccini 29 October 18:30
Madama ButterflyGiacomo Puccini 31 October 18:30
ToscaGiacomo Puccini 05 November 18:30
ToscaGiacomo Puccini 07 November 18:30
The Haunted ManorStanisław Moniuszko 13 November 18:30
The Haunted ManorStanisław Moniuszko 14 November 18:30