Royal Opera Festival 2023

Friday, June 16, 2023, 7:30 PM

  • Friday, June 16, 2023, 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, June 17, 2023, 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, July 2, 2023, 6:00 PM
  • Friday, July 7, 2023, 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, July 8, 2023, 6:00 PM
  • Sunday, July 9, 2023, 6:00 PM

From its first edition in 2019, Royal Opera Festival has taken Gioacchino Rossini, the Italian master of belcanto, as its patron and the centre point of the event. One of the main goals of the festival is to present Rossini’s less well-known works.

Therefore, the 2023 edition brings a farsa in one act Signor Bruschino penned for Teatro San Moisè in Venice and cantata Il vero omaggio. The programme also includes Giovanni Pacini’s opera Gli Arabi nelle Gallie and chamber music by Arriaga, Turina and Bretón performed by Bretón String Quartet. The festival will be rounded off by the always amusing immortal Il barbiere di Siviglia.

16 June 2023, 7:30pm
17 June 2023, 6pm
Gioacchino Rossini Signor Bruschino 
Gaudenzio – Filippo Morace (bas-baritone)
Bruschino Senior – Emmanuel Franco (baritone)
Florville – Hyunduk Kim (tenor)
Filiberto – Francesco Bossi (bass)

Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra
Jose Miguel Perez Sierra – conductor
Jochen Schoenleber – director
Eleonora Calabro – assistent director
Tickets: PLN 60/50

20 June 2023, 7:30pm
Bretón String Quartet:

Anne-Marie North – violin
Antonio Cárdenas – violin
Rocío Gómez – viola
Carlos Sánchez – cello
Juan C. de Arriaga String Quartet No. 2
Juaquín Turina La oración del torero Op. 34
Tomás Bretón String Quartet No. 2 “Dramatic”
Tickets: PLN 40/30

2 July 2023, 6pm
Giovanni Pacini Gli Arabi nelle Gallie o sia Il trionfo della fede
Ezilda – Serena Farnocchia (soprano)
Leodato – Diana Haller (contralto)
Agobar – Michele Angelini (tenor)
Gondair – Mirko Palazzi (bass)
Aloar – Francesco Bossi (bass)

Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Marco Alibrando – conductor
Tickets: PLN 70/60

7 July 2023, 7:30pm
9 July 2023, 6pm
Gioacchino Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia
Almaviva – Cesar Cortes (tenor)
Bartolo – Fabio Capitanucci (bass)
Rosina – Teresa Ierovlino (contralto)
Figaro – John Chest (baryton)

Paolo Raffo – fortepian
Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra and Male Choir
Antonino Fogliani – conductor
Jochen Schoenleber – director
Tickets: PLN 70/60

8 July 2023, 6pm
Church of St Peter Apostle in Wadowice
Gioacchino Rossini Il vero omaggio
Michele Angelini – tenor
Teresa Ierovlino – contalto
Mirko Palazzi – bas
Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Antonino Fogliani – conductor

Unless stated otherwise, all concerts take place at the Kraków Philharmonic Hall.

Kraków Philharmonic Hall

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Besides their weekly symphony concerts, the Kraków Philharmonic also organises master recitals and educational concerts for children and young people.

The Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic Hall in Kraków was the first philharmonic to open in Poland after the Second World War. Besides the weekly symphony concerts, it organises master recitals and educational concerts for children and young people, while the summer meetings with music assume the form of chamber concerts of slightly lighter character. A hallmark of the Kraków Philharmonic repertoire is its programme of oratorios, which the Philharmonic can present thanks to its extensive and varied lineup: the orchestra, mixed choir, and boys choir. The Kraków Philharmonic has become recognised for its promotion of the works of Karol Szymanowski in Poland and abroad.

The Philharmonic Hall frequently hosts concerts by special guests, for example, at major festivals.

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