THE LITTLE MERMAID

"The Little Mermaid" is the most beautiful love story of all time: a fairy tale about pure love. The script of this musical fable was based on the classic fairy tale "The Little Mermaid" written by Hans Christian Andersen and on the opera-ballet "Syrena" by Witold Maliszewski, a Polish composer of the first half of the 20th century. Witold Maliszewski "polonized" Andersen's fairy tale, by locating its action on the Baltic Sea, giving the characters Slavic names and introducing Polish national dances. The premiere performance of the opera-ballet took place in 1928 at the Grand Theater in Warsaw and was directed by the composer himself. Hans Christian Andersen addressed his fairy tales for both children and adults: "My fairy tales are like colorful boxes, on the outside for children, inside for the elderly. Children understand the anecdote, adults understand deeper, hidden content.”

PIMPINONE

Mr. Pimpinone was brought to life by the composer Georg Philipp Telemann and librettist Johann Philipp Praetorius. The story is as old as the world itself: Vespetta the chambermaid wheedles her way into marrying her employer, old Pimpinone. Once married she shows her waspish nature (the name Vespetta means "little wasp") and completely dominates her husband… Telemann belongs to the most famous Baroque composers from the turn of the 18th century. In Bach’s times, he was overrated, today – he is definitely underrated. Kompozytor dzieła zaliczany jest do czołówki kompozytorów z przełomu XVII i XVIII wieku. Za czasów Bacha przeceniany, dziś niedoceniany. Son of the evangelical deacon, author of numerous suites, concertos, passions, oratorios and approximately 50 operas, including the most well-known and successful: Pimpinone. The new opera play of the Kraków Chamber Opera is co-produced by the Academy of Music in Kraków and the Academy of Music in Wrocław. In April, we will hear the concert version of the opera, stage version will be presented in autumn. (karnet.krakow.pl)

DON PASQUALE

A true gem of charm, levity and wit, an exquisite union between text and music, flowing plot, characters resembling those of the commedia dell`arte of old, a subtle instrumentation, spectacular solo parts and masterful group scenes.

LA FESTA TEATRALE

W programie: Wolfgang Amadeusz Mozart, Gaetano Donizetti, Antonio Vivaldi, Giuseppe Verdi :)

SWITEZIANKI

Musical and poetic journey to the Nowogródek (Navahrudak), to the Świteź lake, to the heart of Lithuanian woods, where the beautiful daemons of Świteż, Rusalkas and Dziwożonas, lurk for the travellers. The romantic "Ballads and Romances" of Adam Mickiewicz mixed with original music and singing present their new face. The music - created as contrafactum, based on the old songs from Kresy Wschodnie, from the areas of Nowogródek, Lida, Vilnius, Kaunas and Volyn, coming from Oskar Kolberg`s collection; it also encompasses the compositions of Stanisław Moniuszko, songs from the Seklucjan`s hymnbook with texts by Andrzej Trzecieski and Mikołaj Rej, song from Jan of Lublin`s organ tablature and 19-century salon dances: polka and waltz.

KRAKOWIANY, KRAKOWIANY!

Screenplay is based on old songs of village people in Krakow region, from rich Oskar Kolberg's collection - in new original arrangements. In musical occur also songs with Karol Kurpiński's and Jan Stefani's music, with libretto of Jan Nepomucen Kamiński and Wojciech Bogusławski.

STABAT MATER

It is an original combination of music by Antonio Vivaldi and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, with the elements of acting, stage movement composition, original costumes and decorations. The performance is delightful because of its sacred music - expressive and beautiful in its simplicity, full of poetry and emotions, characteristic for the Neapolitan opera of 18 c. Jacek Chodorowski

LA FESTA DI CARNEVALE

Florence carnival. Program: Alessandro Scarlatti, Claudio Monteverdi, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Jean Philip Rameau, Georg Friedrich Händel, Andrea Falconieri, Tarquinio Merula, Giulio Caccini, Francesco Ciampi, Giovanni Legrenzi, love old Italian arias, arias from baroque operas, old court dances, love French poetry.

ZAIDE

The oriental theme with the inseparable harem intrigue: The story of a captive woman, the bride of the sultan Soliman, who is secretly in love with a slave Gomatz. The young lovers decide to elope, helped by the sultan`s trustee. One can find many traces of Mozart`s style in Zaide`s music. It perfectly describes the characters from libretto and gives the soloist an opportunity to display their vocal skills.

CHATSKELE, CHATSKELE !

Old Jewish songs from the vast collection of folk songs in Yiddish in new, genuine arrangements, ? love songs, wedding songs, popular songs, lullabies and more.

SLEEPING BEAUTY

Musical fable for children and for adults, based on the French baroque fabulist Charles Perrault's work. Colourful costumes and plot full of dancing, singing and beautiful music!

LA SERVA PADRONA

The most famous work of Giovanni B. Pergolesi. A funny story of a master henpecked by his maid, who decides to end the ruthless regime by getting married, hoping that wife will be able to bring order to his household and control the servants. However, the clever servant makes her master marry herself. The performance features stylish costumes, interesting characters and tich musical tissue, which presents an excellent opportunity for the vocal display of the solists.

SATIRO E CORISCA

Early baroque opera comica by the Italian composer working on the court of king Sigismund III Vasa in Warsaw: witty satire on the female cunning, based on the sparkling emotional game between the Satyr and the nymph Corisca; and the king`s court in the contemporary dances.

BASTIEN UND BASTIENNE

An idyllic tale of love. Bastienne, suspecting that her lover Bastien is being unfaithful to her, ask a soothsayer Colas for help. He arranges for the lovers to confront each other. A juvenile work by W.A. Mozart, it has been composed in 1768 on the order of a famous Viennese physician – Antonio Mesmer, a proponent of the so-called ‘animal magnetism’. The prototype of its storyline was an opera comique ‘Le devin du village’ (‘A Village Soothsayer’) by the French philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau.

LIVIETTA E TRACOLLO

True musical pearl by the famous Italian composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. It is also known as "La finta Polacca" ("False Polish Woman"). The title refers to the text of libretto by Tommaso Mariani, in which the clever Tracollo, disguised as the poor Polish woman, robs the house of the cousin of the heroine - Livietta. Livietta decides to take revenge. Plot full of humour; singular and vivid characters; rich musical fabric, emphasizing the dynamic plot. The libretto presents an excellent opportunity for the vocal display of the soloists' skill.