The Barber of Seville
Friday, October 21, 2022, 6:30 PM
ul. Lubicz 48
During the artistic season, the Kraków Opera presents around 200 performances: world...
Gioacchino Rossini's The Barber of Seville is the opera buffa, considered to be the unsurpassed pattern of the genre. It is also the composer's most known and loved work, consisting of beautiful music, a great script and "inexhaustible resources of theatrical humor," as Piotr Kamiński writes in the book A Thousand and One Opera.
Musical management of this opera performance is exercised by Tomasz Tokarczyk, and the direction is a work of outstanding theater and film actor, director and teacher Jerzy Stuhr. This lover of Italy, the local culture and art, had his directorial debut in the musical theater on the Krakow stage. His Don Pasquale by G. Donizetti enjoys unflagging popularity to this day. This time, his and Tomasz Tokarczyk's workshop again receives a comic opera - The Barber of Seville, which is a display of both composing mastery and wit. It is also a work that is teeming with famous musical themes and "hits" of the whole genre.
Direction: Jerzy Stuhr
Music direction: Tomasz Tokarczyk
Set design: Natalia Kitamikado
Costumes: Joanna Klimas
Hairstyle designs: Jaga Hupało
Choir preparation: Jacek Mentel
Stage movement: Katarzyna Aleksander-Kmieć
Light director: Katarzyna Łuszczyk
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
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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