The world premiere of Anhelli – the opera-mystery by Dariusz Przybylski commissioned by the Poznań Grand Theater – will take place on 6 December 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
The work of the young composer is based on the poem of the same title by Juliusz Słowacki. The opera is staged by the Latvian director Margo Zālīte, the musical director is Grzegorz Wierus, the stage design was created by Dorota Karolczak. The main roles will be performed by Joanna Freszel, Jan Jakub Monowid and Jaromir Trafankowski.
Anhelli is a poetic journey to the snow hell, a land which makes people bad and harmful. A land that is just as horrifying as it is beautiful. The guide of Anhelli – the man-angel – is the Shaman, who has the knowledge of the forefathers. Our guide will be a Polish-Latvian artistic duo: Dariusz Przybylski and Margo Zālīte. He composes music full of expression, filled with emotion: delicate and subtle at times, and in other fragments blowing up with a sudden explosion of sounds. She thinks in pictures, creates stage compositions parallel to music and then breaks them when the viewer feels safe. Together, they build contemporary opera theatre close to the romantic visionariness.
At 6:00 pm you can meet the director and the composer on the second balcony – conversation hosted by Marcin Bogucki (with translation).
Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund under the "Composing Commissions" programme implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance.
More information at: https://opera.poznan.pl/pl/anhelli