The 5th Festival of the Polish Royal Opera will be filled with dozens of hours of Polish music. On stage of the Royal Theater between the 2nd and 24th of July, 2022 soloists, the Vocal Ensemble and Orchestra, and the period instruments ensemble of the Polish Royal Opera will perform.
The Festival will include twelve artistic events - performances and concerts. During the ceremonial inauguration, on the 2nd of July, the premiere of Zygmunt Krauze's The Night of Ravens directed by Waldemar Raźniak, commissioned by the Polish Royal Opera, will take place.
The libretto for this one-act opera was prepared by Małgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk based on Ballades and Romance and Dziady by Adam Mickiewicz. The audience will have the opportunity to confront two musical interpretations of Mickiewicz's poetry: on the 14th of July, on the Old Orangery stage we will hear Stanisław Moniuszko's Widma cantata.
Other performances prepared by the Polish Royal Opera in previous years will also return to the stage of the Royal Theater: the humorous Poverty by Maciej Kamieński, The Haunted Manor and the Songbook for Home by Stanisław Moniuszko, and - for the first time with the participation of the audience - The Job by Krzesimir Dębski. On the other hand the concert version will feature one of the first Polish operas - Agatha or the Master’s Arrival of Jan Dawid Holland.
There will also be events for chamber music lovers. Olga Pasiecznik prepared a song recital including children songs (though not necessarily for children) by Karol Szymanowski and Witold Lutosławski.
Polska Opera Królewska
Programme of the Festival: https://operakrolewska.pl/