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‘The Haunted Manor’ to Celebrate the Jubilee of Maestro Tadeusz Kozłowski

‘The Haunted Manor’ to Celebrate the Jubilee of Maestro Tadeusz Kozłowski

On 19 June 2002, the performance of Stanisław Moniuszko's ‘The Haunted Manor’ was presented in our Theatre.
The soloists, the Orchestra, the Choir and the Ballet of the Opera were conducted by Maestro Tadeusz Kozłowski, who celebrates the 50th anniversary of his artistic work.
Tadeusz Kozłowski studied at the State Higher School of Music in Warsaw in the symphonic and opera conducting class of Bogusław Madey. Already as a student, he was hired by the Grand Theatre in Łódź where he completed all the stages of conducting career in order to serve as the artistic director of this stage between 1981 and 1987. In 1985, together with the ensemble of the Grand Theatre in Łódź and such stars as: Maria Chiara, Fiorenza Cossotto, Nunzio Todisco and Ivo Vinco, he inaugurated the operation of the restored Teatro Vittorio Emanuele in Messina. Between 1987 and 1992, he was the first conductor of the Macedonian National Opera and the Macedonian National Philharmonic in Skopje, and conducted concerts in other cities of the republic. He also had guest performances in the Croatian National Opera in Zagreb. Having returned to Poland, as a music and artistic director, he managed the stages of the Music Theatre in Łódź, the Grand Theatre in Łódź and the Grand Theatre of the National Opera in Warsaw.

His repertoire features over one hundred and thirty opera, ballet and operetta performances. He conducted over three thousand performances, symphonic and chamber concerts, including over seventy premières. Kozłowski gave guest performances in almost all countries of Europe and in China.

He is a laureate of the Bronze Medal for Merit to Culture, ‘Gloria Artis’ and ‘The Mask of Masks’ - the Extraordinary Golden Mask awarded during the forty years’ jubilee of the Grand Theatre in Łódź for fifty excellent performances in this theatre.

The Kraków audience knows him as the artistic director of the Kraków Opera and Operetta - today’s Kraków Opera - between 2001 and 2002. As a music director, he prepared the following performances for the Kraków stage: ‘Nabucco’ by G. Verdi (première: 1997), ‘Jadwiga, Queen of Poland’ by K. Kurpiński (1997), ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ by G. Dionizetti (1998), ‘Macbeth’ by G. Verdi (2001), ‘The Haunted Manor’ by S. Moniuszko (2004 - in cooperation with Piotr Sułkowski), ‘Norma’ by V. Bellini (2003) and ‘Carmen’ by G. Bizet (2010).

At the end of the performance, the Maestro received a symbolic token of gratitude and appreciation for the long-term work and merits for the Kraków opera stage from the hands of Director General, Bogusław Nowak: one of one hundred batons manufactured in 2008 to commemorate the opening of the seat of our Theatre at ul. Lubicz. The director’s baton of the Kraków Opera is presented to persons who have special merits for the history of our Theatre and the Kraków cultural milieu.