Opera Rara Festival 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - Friday, February 14, 2020

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020 - Friday, February 14, 2020

The Opera Rara Festival presents again works rarely heard in theatres and at festivals, works usually (and unjustly!) left out of the opera canon and/or mainstream. The 2020 edition will be no different. We begin with Gioacchino Rossini’s bel canto opera Sigismondo, followed by Antonín Dvořák’s romantic Vanda, Claudio Monteverdi’s Baroque Il ballo delle Ingrate complemented by modern compositions by Teoniki Rożynek, and Enoch Arden based on a poem by Alfred Tennyson with music by Richard Strauss. The programme will be rounded off by two contemporary operas: Udo Zimmermann’s Weiße Rose and a joint work by dramatist Krystian Lada and composer Katarzyna Głowicka Unknown, I Live With You. The festival will be held between 23 January and 14 February 2020.

23, 26, 28, 30 January 2020, 6:30pm
Juliusz Słowacki Theatre

G. Rossini Sigismondo
Capella Cracoviensis
Jan Tomasz Adamus (conductor)
direction: Krystian Lada

24, 25 January 2020, 7:30pm
Małopolska Garden of Arts
U. Zimmermann Weiße Rose
Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn
Kaspar Zehnder (conductor)
direction: Anna Drescher

31 January, 1 February 2020, 7:30pm

K. Głowicka Unknown, I Live With You
The Airport Society
direction: Krystian Lada

3, 4, 5, 6 February 2020 time to be confirmed
venue to be confirmed
R. Strauss Enoch Arden
Dominika Peszko (piano)
direction: Mira Mańka

7, 10, 11, 13 February 2020, 7:30pm

C. Monteverdi / T. Rożynek Il ballo delle Ingrate
Festival Ensemble
Marcin Świątkiewicz (lead, harpsichord)
direction: Magda Szpecht

8, 9, 12, 14 February 2020, 6:30pm
Łaźnia Nowa Theatre

A. Dvořák Vanda
Sinfonietta Cracovia
Jurek Dybał (conductor)
direction: Karolina Sofulak

Other: acceptable for people with disabilities
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