The Marriage of Figaro
Friday, May 22, 2020, 6:30 PM
ul. Lubicz 48
During the artistic season, the Kraków Opera presents around 200 performances: world...
Although it has been over two hundred years since the premiere of The Marriage of Figaro which took place on 1 May 1786 in Vienna’s Burgtheater, the opera's attractiveness has not faded away. It is the masterpiece of the opera theatre. The great libretto was written by Lorenzo da Ponte and based on a brilliant comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais which turned out to have prophetic inclinations over the coming French Revolution. The music was wonderfully light and sensuous. It mirrored the tensions of action, reflected the atmosphere and was full of humour. The libretto and the music make a unique whole. "The Marriage of Figaro" is an exciting comedy, full of unexpected turns of events. It is a story of erotic intrigue in which characters are perfectly portrayed. What is more, it was the first opera which included a critique of social relations.
The creators of our performance have remained faithful to the Mozart’s masterpiece. They accentuate its timeless merits, including in particular the truthfulness of characters, emotions and relations between the characters. At the same time, they do not avoid social issues addressed in the story of marriage between Figaro and Susanna.
Director: Laco Adamik
Music Director: Tomasz Tokarczyk
Set and Costume Designer: Barbara Kędzierska
Stage Movement Designer: Romana Agnel
Choir Master: Zygmunt Magiera
Lighting: Dariusz Pawelec
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.
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