Sinfonietta Cracovia's Operatic Season Finale

Saturday, June 22, 2024, 6:00 PM

  • Saturday, June 22, 2024, 6:00 PM

Sinfonietta Cracovia is mostly associated with orchestral music of the 19th and 20th centuries, it is rarely to be heard in the classical operatic repertoire. Nevertheless, the orchestra led by Katarzyna Tomala-Jedynak as the artistic director likes to surprise the audiences. That’s why this time the concert programme has been composed of arias and overtures penned by famous opera composers of the 18th and 19th centuries, such as Handel, Gluck, Mozart, Verdi, Dvořák, Saint-Saëns, Puccini, Mascagni… The solo part in the concert will be sung by Polish soprano Marcelina Román. With this concert, the Sinfonietta Cracovia orchestra closes its artistic season 2023/2024.

Georg Friedrich Händel Lascia ch'io pianga from the opera Rinaldo (1711)
Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck Overture from the opera Orfeo ed Euridice (1762)
Georg Friedrich Händel Largo from the opera Serse (1738)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Overture from the opera The Marriage of Figaro (1786)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Dove sono from the opera The Marriage of Figaro (1786)
Ludwig van Beethoven Overture from the opera Fidelio (1814)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Tutte nel cor vi sento from the opera Idomeneo, re di Creta KV 366 (1781)
Giuseppe Verdi Overture from the opera Nabucco (1842)
Antonín Dvořák Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém from the opera Rusalka (1900)
Camille Saint-Saëns Danse Bacchanale from the opera Samson et Dalila (1877)
Giacomo Puccini O mio Babbino Caro from the opera Gianni Schicchi (1918)
Pietro Mascagni Intermezzo from the opera Cavalleria rusticana (1890)
Giacomo Puccini Quando m'en vo' from the opera La Bohème (1896)

Marcelina Román soprano
Sinfonietta Cracovia
Katarzyna Tomala-Jedynak conductor

The Gallery of 19th-Century Polish Art in the Cloth Hall

Rynek Główny 3

The most famous collection of Polish 19th-century painting and sculpture, and a beautiful panorama of the Main Market Square of Kraków. When visiting Kraków, you simply cannot skip this venue!

This is the oldest branch and the first home of the National Museum set up in Kraków in 1879. The monumental Nero’s Torches, presented to the city by its author, Henryk Siemieradzki, became the germ of the collection. Today it is displayed in a place of honour, in a hall named after the artist. The collection is certainly one of the largest and most famous of 19th-century Polish painting and sculpture. The presentation opens with a somewhat smaller room gathering works dating back to the second half of the 18th century and the circle of patronage of Stanisław August Poniatowski, the last king of Poland before the country lost its independence in 1795. Also presented are other paintings and sculptures by the most distinguished artists of the following century, the time when Poland was under partition, notably of Piotr Michałowski, Artur Grottger, Jan Matejko, Henryk Siemiradzki, Jacek Malczewski, Leon Wyczółkowski, and Józef Chełmoński. The works of Polish artists, both those operating in Poland and émigrés – are more than examples of artistic tendencies characteristic of the time, as they are also witnesses of the Polish struggle for independence, who never condoned the loss of independence of Poland at the time of the partitioning. After a visit to the gallery, it is worthwhile to relax on the terrace of the Cloth Hall, taking in an exceptional view of the Main Market Square.

Tickets: normal PLN 32, concessions PLN 25, family PLN 64, admission free on Tuesday

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