This year, we are celebrating the 200th anniversary of Stanisław Moniuszko’s birthday. On 28–29 September, the Baltic Opera held a gala to commemorate the occasion, which inaugurated the new cultural season in the Baltic Opera – 2019/2020.
The programme comprised two parts and was largely based on the compositions from Halkaand The Haunted Manor.These two operas have become a part of the canon of classics, and it is practically impossible to imagine Polish opera without them. Moreover, a few compositions based on The Crimean Sonnetsand another famous Moniuszko’s opera entitled Pariawere presented.
It was a real feast for music lovers. The new season in the Baltic Opera will be full of new titles, never shown in Poland before. On 11 October, for the first time in Europe, Olga by Jorge Antunes will be presented. What is more, you can start getting ready for the exceptional New Year’s Eve concerts (on 29 and 31 December 2019), during which the most outstanding musical pieces and opera arias will be performed to the accompaniment of the theremin.
The year 2020 will also witness a premiere of Don Bucefal by Antoni Cagoni, which will be held on 31 January. On 29 May, the Baltic Opera invites music lovers of all ages to a children’s opera The Time Machine by Francesco Bottigliero. The end of the season marks a performance dedicated to Henryk Czyż, a prominent Polish conductor and composer. The repertoire includes Judithby Honegger, The Rite of Springby Strawiński, and Prodigal Sonby Debussy.
Apart from the premieres, the new season will also hold many returns. After the successful previous season, the performances such as The Barber of Seville,Thais, The Nutcracker, Giselle, The Haunted Manor, The Countess, and Madame Curie are on again.We can also expect plenty of educational events introducing children and teenagers to the world of opera. The highlights include Opera for the start for children under 3, Dancing Group, Opera Children’s Choir, as well as a series of meetings with Jerzy Snakowski within Opera? Si and during Opera Chat.
It will be a really exciting season. Don’t miss it out!