Joanna d'Arc at the Stake

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 6:30 PM

  • Saturday, April 4, 2020, 6:30 PM
  • Sunday, April 5, 2020, 6:30 PM
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Joanna d'Arc at the Stake is the most famous theatrical work of the Swiss composer Arthur Honegger, the creator of symphonies and concerts, but also film and ballet music. The composer called the piece a dramatic oratorio, and itself it goes back to the figure of Jeanne d'Arc, France's national heroine, her trial and preparations for burning at the stake. The libretto, written by the poet and playwright Paul Claudel, captures Joanna at the end of her mission when she looks at her life from the perspective of waiting for execution.

Performers: soloists, Choir, Children's Choir and Orchestra of the Krakow Opera
Music direction: Tomasz Tokarczyk
Directed by: Monika Strzępka
Set design: Arkadiusz Ślesiński
Costumes: Julia Kornacka
Preparation of dramatic texts: Paweł Demirski
Choir preparation: Jacek Mentel
Preparation of children's choir: Marek Kluza

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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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