Opera Gala at the Botanical Garden

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 7:30 PM

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  • Saturday, May 27, 2023, 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, May 28, 2023, 7:30 PM

On May evenings, the Botanical Garden ofg the Jagiellonian University resounds not only with bird trills but also with the voices of the Kraków Opera soloists. The flowers, the greenery and all the May nature will become the scenery of opera gala evenings featuring the most beautiful melodies from operas and operettas by Giuseppe Verdi, Georges Bizet, Johann Strauss II and Emmerich Kálmán. The programme will be rounded off by excerpts from musicals and film music, including Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera and Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson’s Mamma Mia!

Performing at the Botanical Garden will be: Iwona Socha – soprano, Zuzanna Caban – soprano, Agnieszka Cząstka-Niezgódka – mezzo-soprano, Jarosław Bielecki – tenor and Adam Szerszeń – baritone accompanied by the Kraków Opera Orchestra led by Piotr Sułkowski.

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Other: acceptable for people with disabilities

Botanical Garden

ul. Kopernika 27

The little Botanical Garden of the Jagiellonian University is situated close to the heart of Kraków, a ten-minute walk from the Main Market Square and the Main Railway Station. It is Poland’s oldest botanical garden, as it has been accessible for nearly 250 years (since 1783). Besides the walking area with a little pond and lanes running among trees and shrubs, it features greenhouses. The oldest is “Victoria”, whose name comes from the victoria amazonica water lilies cultivated there. The “Jubilee” palm house and the complex of tropical greenhouses let the visitor admire a collection of around 50 species of palms, carnivorous plants, tropical cultivable plants, biblical plants, and Poland’s oldest collection of sago palms. Aficionados of the mountains are welcome to admire the flora of the Alps, Carpathians, and Caucasus. The largest section of the Kraków garden is the arboretum, which gathers over 1000 species of trees and shrubs.

Also situated on the premises is the Botanical Museum, open from 10am to 2.45pm (without Mondays).

Tickets PLN 15/8, family PLN 35

Opening hours

every day
every day
without Mondays
without Mondays
JANUARY–FEBRUARY 9am–3pm 9am–2.15pm 10am–2.45pm 10am–2.45pm
MARCH 9am–5pm 9am–4.15pm 10am–2.45pm 10am–2.45pm
APRIL–AUGUST 9am–7pm 9am–6.15pm 10am–6.30pm 10am–2.45pm
SEPTEMBER 9am–6pm 9am–5.15pm 10am–5.45pm 10am–2.45pm
OCTOBER 9am–5pm 9am–4.15pm 10am–4.45pm 10am–2.45pm
NOVEMBER–DECEMBER 9am–3pm 9am–2.15pm 10am–2.45pm 10am–2.45pm


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