Friday, October 12, 2018, 6:30 PM
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During the artistic season, the Kraków Opera presents around 200 performances: world...
Two compositions in a single evening: the Kraków Opera presents the diptych of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi (dir. Włodzimierz Nurkowski, music direction Tomasz Tokarczyk). Leoncavallo’s masterpiece tells the tragic tale of a love triangle: a play performed by a travelling troupe of actors turns into real life when the protagonist murders his unfaithful wife and her lover. Puccini single-act opera is a light-hearted allegory on avarice, cunning and even greater avarice: a family greedy for a dead relative’s wealth falsifies his will and ends up getting duped themselves. The common denominator of the two operas are “extreme emotions which can become a source of destruction, devouring people and devastating their lives,” explain the organisers. Hidden motives, intrigue, lies, duplicity… Music is the beautiful medium describing these darker sides of human nature, with Leoncavallo reaching for folk motifs and early gavottes and Puccini giving his protagonists short, rhythmic themes. The performance at the Kraków Opera also features spectacular displays spanning the boundaries of breakdance, circus acrobatics and illusion. (Barbara Skowrońska)
Composers: Ruggero Leoncavallo / Giacomo Puccini
Direction: Włodzimierz Nurkowski
Musical direction: Tomasz Tokarczyk
Set design and costumes: Anna Sekuła
Choirmaster: Jacek Mentel
Premiere: 23 March 2018
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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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ul. Konopnickiej 17A modern venue hosting concerts, theatrical performances, exhibitions, congresses, conferences, and...
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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....