Friday, March 13, 2020, 11:00 AM
ul. Lubicz 48
During the artistic season, the Kraków Opera presents around 200 performances: world...
The versions of this fairytale are neverending – there are as many of them as there are tellers. Shortly the eminent choreographer and director Giorgio Madia will be presenting his own story of Cinderella. This time will the poor orphan triumph and marry her prince? We can found out for ourselves during the Kraków Opera.
Giorgio Madia, graduate of the ballet school at Milan’s La Scala and soloist of the Béjart and San Francisco Ballets, these days creates his own shows in his inimitable style, what is more playing with conventions and the ballet tradition. The Cinderella libretto he has compiled works marvellously well with a collage of compositions from Gioacchino Rossini’s opera of the same name. The developments on stage bring to mind a Disney tale, the effective costumes – the work of Cordelia Matthes – allude to Audrey Hepburn’s style in the 1960s, and in the dance moves the trained eye might perceive allusions to classic stagings of Swan Lake or Giselle. The dancers, the singers and choir of the Kraków Opera will be appearing in the show. The orchestra will be led by Damiano Binetti, an Italian conductor who has collaborated with many of Europe’s stages.
In the Cinderella’s story told by Madia the traditional sunniness of spirit and faith in dreams are not sacrifised. We’re not going to betray whether magic tricks help them to be fulfilled, but there’ll certainly be no shortage of on stage magic: both the dancing and music enchant.
ul. Lubicz 48
During the artistic season, the Kraków Opera presents around 200 performances: world classics, operettas, and ballet and musical productions for children.
During the artistic season, the Kraków Opera presents around 200 performances enjoyed by an audience of nearly 70,000. Its repertoire includes world classics (Carmen, Tosca, la Boheme), operettas (The Gypsy Baron, Die Fledermaus), and ballet and musical productions for children. Polish artists of world renown, notably Małgorzata Walewska, Mariusz Kwiecień, Andrzej Dobber, Wojtek Śmiłek, and Łukasz Borowicz, enjoy working with the Kraków Opera. The popularity of opera productions in Kraków makes it necessary to book tickets long in advance. The artistic season of the Kraków opera ends on a powerful forte: a summer festival presenting musical productions amid the extraordinary scenery of Wawel Castle courtyard.
Guest performances by theatres and concerts can also be seen on the hospitable stage of the Kraków Opera.
14th AfryKamera Festival
Friday, February 21, 2020 - Thursday, February 27, 2020
Misteria Paschalia Festival 2020
Monday, April 6, 2020 - Monday, April 13, 2020
Mastercard Off Camera 2020
Friday, April 24, 2020 - Sunday, May 3, 2020
Orfeo & Majnun – community project
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - Saturday, June 20, 2020
St Mary’s Church
Rynek Główny 5A history spanning over eight centuries, a high altar by Veit Stoss (Wit Stwosz), a bugle call, the...
Wawel HillA limestone rock rising above the Vistula in the centre of Kraków, an ancient centre of...
ICE Kraków Congress Centre
ul. Konopnickiej 17A modern venue hosting concerts, theatrical performances, exhibitions, congresses, conferences, and...
Rynek Główny 1-3One of the symbols of city, a pearl of renaissance architecture, Kraków’s oldest...
Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory
ul. Lipowa 4Where the tumultuous history of a world war meets everyday life, and private lives – a...
WawelThe cave that the legendary dragon inhabited leads down from Wawel Hill to the bank of the Vistula....