Krakow Opera Summer Festival
Welcome to the 21st edition of the Krakow Opera Summer Festival (June 9 - July 2, 2017) - spectacular meetings with great music and great artists. It will inaugurate the premiere of "The Tales of Hoffmann" by Jacques Offenbach (June 9). It is a story about the three unrequited loves of the poet, which embody three extraordinary women. The most enduring emotion that does not bring disappointment turns out to be the love of the Muses - Art. This play has been prepared by Michał Znaniecki, one of the most famous contemporary opera directors, who is also the author of the costumes. For our theater, he has created many successful performances such as "Don Giovanni", "Eugene Onegin" and "King Roger". These performances will take place on 10, 11, 13 June.
Over the last few months we have presented the audience and critically acclaimed concert series "Song - Theater of the Word", headed by artistic director Catherine Oles-Blacha as our soloist. During the Summer Festival will invite you to "The Final Concert" (June 16) in which you will have the wonderful opportunity to enjoy the singing of Monika Korybalska Katarzyna Oles-Blacha, Andrzej Lampert and Mariusz Godlewski. Singers will be accompanied by Olga Tsymbaluk (piano), Jacek Kopiec (accordion), Krzysztof Cyran (guitar) and Krakow Opera Orchestra under the baton of Thomas Tokarczyk.
During the Festival, traditionally we leave the Krakow Opera House, to "enjoy" the music and dance whilst surrounded the most beautiful Polish castle courtyard. This year's concert "Opera Arias of the World" (June 25) has invited special guests Ewa Hornyáková Daniel Čapkovič¬, soloists of the National Theater in Bratislava. This is another artistic exchange of experiences and cooperation between Bratislava and Krakow's opera stages. The rich repertoire will include arias and duets from the repertoire of the Slovak-Czech composers such as Antoni Dvorak, Leoš Janáček, Bedřich Smetana and choral passages and quotes, among others, from "La Boheme," "Tosca" and "Turandot" by Giacomo Puccini's "La Traviata," "Nabucco" and "Sicilian Vespers" Giuseppe Verdiego, "Standards" Vincenzo Bellini or "King Roger" by Karol Szymanowski.
For the eighth time in our festivals history, we will enjoy a gala ballet "Grand Pas ...!". June 29 in the Arcade Courtyard of the Wawel Castle. This will include performances by some outstanding Polish and foreign artists. World-class dancers from Moscow (Krysanova Ekaterina and Vladislav Lantratov), as well as soloists from the ballet theater in Bratislava, Košice, Vilnius and Krakow. An important point of the evening will be the performance by the Polish National Ballet of the Grand Theater - National Opera, the famous "Bolero" by Ravel music in choreography by Krzysztof Pastor. Their presentation of the "Bolero" in Warsaw was a huge success, so we expect that it will delight the audience in Krakow. The Krakow Opera Gala Ballet is a special occasion for both the audience and the artists themselves. The unique setting for the ballet coupled with the unique opportunity to exchange experiences and together experience the beauty of the dance.
During the festival, the courtyard of Wawel Castle will also host famous habanera & Seguidilla bands, as well as a toast to the bullfighter as on June 27, we invite you to enjoy the well loved opera "Carmen".
Our theater once again cooperates with the Academy of Music in Krakow. This time with "The Haunted Manor" by Stanisław Moniuszko "(June 21) from young conductor - Joachim Kołpanowicz, who this season led, among others, "The Gypsy Baron". The show will be repeated on June 23, in the Park at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Trzebinia. Towards the end of the Festival you will have the chance to enjoy "Don Pasquale" directed by Jerzy Stuhr (June 30 and July 2).
Traditionally, as every year, our theater takes part in the Krakow Theater Night, which is organized by the Municipality of Krakow. It is an event that attracts thousands of culture lovers from around the theater scenes. As part of this night, on June 17th we will invite the audience to a concert: "Moon thoughtful, distant star". The repertoire will consist of Russian songs, which are also presented in the "Song - Theater of the Word" concert in Wieliczka Salt Mine.
Please be advised that in the event of adverse weather conditions concert "Arie Oper World" (25 June 2017), the performance of "Carmen" (27 June 2017) and the Gala Ballet "Grand Pas ...!" (29 June 2017) will be transferred from the arcaded courtyard of the Royal Palace Wawel on the big scene of the Krakow Opera.
Information on the possible change of the presentation and gala concert will be posted on the website of the Krakow Opera respectively on 25 and 29 June by 14.00, while for the performance of "Carmen", information about possible changes will be published on the website by 27 June, 10.00am. These messages will also be available by phone 12 296 62 62 (63), from 2 hours before the event.
Tickets in sectors A and B (first and second locations) to sectors A1 and B1 (III place) guarantee the transfer to a large stage, while the sectors A2, B2 shall not be transferable to a large stage - in this case Ticket Opera will repay the cost of tickets .
You can purchase tickets (if there are any vacancies) before the event at the ticket office.
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