Opera Rara Edu

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 6:00 PM

  • Thursday, December 6, 2018, 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:00 PM

Opera is built on paradoxes, therefore it is no wonder that the prologue of the Opera Rara Festival 2019 takes place in 2018 as Opera Rara Edu. We will hear a Wagner’s Wesendonck-Lieder, a cycle of songs, already known to the festival audience. This time it resounds in an intimate, chamber version – with a piano accompaniment. Thje second concert will bring a recital for two violas da gamba and a harpsichord with works of two most-famous gambists in the history of music: Marin Marais (the master) and Saint-Colombe’a (his student). What they have in common with singing and opera? Well, the viola da gamba masters made sure that their instrument “sang” with the flexibility and ease of human voice. It’s no surprise that on of Marais’ works is titled Les voix humaines.

6 December 2018 (Thursday), 6pm
Wagner ex post Wagner ex ante

Marzena Lubaszka | soprano
Jacek Ozimkowski | bass
Wioletta Fluda | piano

Richard Wagner

  • Wotans Abschied
  • Wesendonck-Lieder

13 December 2018 (Thursday), 6pm
Rameau and His Time

Justyna Młynarczyk | viola da gamba
Piotr Młynarczyk | viola da gamba
Marcin Świątkiewicz | harpsichord

Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe: Concert à deux violes esgales “Les Batteries”
Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre: Prelude in g*
Jean-Philippe Rameau: L'Enharmonique*
Jean-Baptiste-Antoine Forqueray: La Marella*
Marin Marais: Suite en Sol majeur à deux violes et basso continuo (Premier Livre des pièces de viole)

* harpsichord solo

Other: acceptable for people with disabilities

Cricoteka Centre for Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor

ul. Nadwiślańska 2

Successive rounds of the permanent exhibition in the former power plant present the ideas central to the work of Tadeusz Kantor.

Tadeusz Kantor (1915–90) – one of the most important theatrical artists and reformers of the 20th century – chose Kraków as the place both to work and live in. Although the premieres of the legendary Cricot 2 Theatre were held in various European cities and the productions travelled the whole world, their director always returned to the city in the shadow of Wawel. Conscious of the significance of his artistic legacy, he set up “a living archive” here: the Cricoteka. After the death of the artist, the operations of the Cricot 2 might have been suspended, yet the Cricoteka continues to organise exhibitions, symposia, performances, workshops, and meetings, at the same time publishing materials devoted to Kantor’s art. Its home is the former power plant of Podgórze “wrapped” in a modern construction. The exhibition halls are suspended over the roof of the historical building, and the café situated on the top floor commands a panorama of the city, extending over the other side of the Vistula. One by one, the mutations of the permanent exhibition present the crucial ideas in the art of Tadeusz Kantor. Objects used in the theatre, props, sketches, photographs from the Cricoteka collection, and videos and recordings of productions accompanying them portray the successive stages in the development of his theatre. The temporary exhibitions of contemporary art organised here are references to the artist’s oeuvre.

The Gallery – Studio of Tadeusz Kantor at ul. Sienna 7, where the artist spent the last years of his life, is also part of Cricoteka. Visitors are welcome to the room that the artist made his home and place of work, and a gallery presenting the cycles of his drawings.

Tickets: normal PLN 10, concessions PLN 5, family PLN 15, admission free on Tuesday

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