Royal Opera Festival 2024

Friday, June 21, 2024, 7:30 PM

  • Friday, June 21, 2024, 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, June 23, 2024, 6:00 PM
  • Friday, June 28, 2024, 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, June 30, 2024, 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 6, 2024, 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 11, 2024, 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 13, 2024, 6:00 PM
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There is one man, who has been reigning supreme on the European stages for 200 years. His name? Gioacchino Rossini. The festival, which focuses on the works of the master of belcanto, showcases his operas - both the lesser-known ones and the most famous works. This time, we are going to see two comedies L'italiana in Algeri, which Rossini created as a 21-year-old, and Le comte Ory, one of his first operas written for Parisian stages, and one of the last ones he composed - for the remaining 40 years of his life he never returned to the genre again. The showcase of the artist's oeuvre will be complemented by the wonderfully orchestrated Messa di Gloria, most certainly inspired by Rossini.

The works by the Swan of Pesaro will be presented against the backdrop of pieces composed by Schubert, who was enchanted and inspired by his music, including the Italian Overture and an aria from the singspiel Die Freunde von Salamanka. We will also listen to Masaniello - an opera by Michele Carafa, Rossini’s friend and colleague, who accompanied him during horseback through the Bois de Boulogne.

It is also worth mentioning that the Royal Opera Festival, launched five years ago, is going from strength to strength: in addition to the Kraków Philharmonic, this year's co-organisers include the Kraków Opera House and the Krzysztof Penderecki European Music Center in Lusławice.

21 June 2024, 7:30pm, Kraków Philharmonic
23 June 2024, 6pm, Kraków Philharmonic

Gioacchino Rossini L'Italiana in Algeri (stage version)

Dogukan Özkan – Mustafà
Polina Anikina – Isabella
Hyunduk Kim – Lindoro
Francesco Bossi – Haly
Emmanuel Franco – Taddeo
Oksana Vakula – Elvira
Camilla Carol Farias – Zulma
Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Piotr Piwko – choir preparation
José Miguel Pérez-Sierra – conductor

Jochen Schönleber – direction, set design
Eleonora Calabrò – director’s assistant
Olesja Maurer – costumes
Agnieszka Ignaszewska-Magiera – music assistant, harpsichord
Szymon Naściszewski – conductor’s assistent

28 June 2024, 7pm, Consulate General of Austria in Kraków
Waldkonzert

Yo Otahara – soprano
Mert Süngü – tenor
Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra
Enrico Fagone – conductor

Franz Schubert Italian Overture D. 591
Franz Schubert Der Vater mag wohl immer Kind mich nennen from Die Zwillingsbrüder D. 647
Gioacchino Rossini Overture to the opera Tancredi
Gioacchino Rossini No, che il morir non è Tancredi from Act 2 of the opera Tancredi
Daniel Auber C’est moi, qui l’ai frappée from Act 4 of the opera Le lac des fées
Gioacchino Rossini Overture to the opera Otello
Gioacchino Rossini Ah! sì, per voi già sento from Act 2 of the opera Otello
Franz Schubert Symphony No. 6 in C major D. 589

30 June 2024, 6pm, Krzysztof Penderecki European Music Center in Lusławice
Gioacchino Rossini Messa di Gloria

Yo Otahara – soprano
Patrick Kabongo – tenor I
Tomasz Świerczek – tenor II
Dogukan Özkan – bass
Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Szymon Naściszewski – conductor’s assistent
José Miguel Pérez-Sierra – conductor

6 July 2024, 6pm, Kraków Philharmonic
Michele Carafa Masaniello (concert version)

Mert Süngü – Masaniello
Catherine Trottmann – Léona
Hyunduk Kim - Matteo
Nathanael Tavernier – Ruffino
Luis Magallanes – Torrellas
Camilla Carol Farias – Thérésia
Francesco Bossi – Le Gouverneur
Luis Magallanes – Calatravio
Massimo Frigato – Pedro
Massimo Frigato – Charlatan
Francesco Bossi – Giacomo
Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Piotr Piwko – choir preparation
Cecile Restier – fortepian, music assistant
Szymon Naściszewski – conductor’s assistent
Nicola Pascoli – conductor

11 July 2024, 7pm, Kraków Opera
13 July 2024, 6pm, Kraków Opera
Gioacchino Rossini Le comte Ory (stage version)

Patrick Kabongo – Count Ory
Sophia Mchedlishvili – Countess Adele
Camilla Carol Faria – Dame Ragonde
Fabio Capitanucci – Raimbaud
Diana Haller – Isolier
Yo Otahara – Alice
Nathanaël Tavernier – Tutor
Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Piotr Piwko – choir preparation 
Antonino Fogliani – conductor

Jochen Schönleber – direction, set design
Eleonora Calabrò – director’s assistant
Olesja Maurer – costumes
Cecile Restier – music assistant
Szymon Naściszewski – conductor’s assistent

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