Opera

Opera

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LA BOHÈME

The world premiere of La bohème was in Turin on 1 February 1896 at the Teatro Regio, conducted by Arturo Toscanini. Since then, La bohème has become part of the standard Italian opera repertoire and is one of the most frequently performed operas worldwide.Before Giacomo Puccini sat down to write La bohème, which turned out to be one of the world’s most popular operas, the same topic caught the interest of another composer who had risen out of poverty and wanted to showcase ‘real l...

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COSÌ FAN TUTTE (All Women Do It or The School for Lovers), KV 588

Philosophical fable about love, romantic and desperate tragicomedy – Così fan tutte is all that. Borrowing the subject of the Marriage of Figaro from Beaumarchais and Don Juan from Molière, Mozart and his librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte came up with an original subject. The unique plot is based on themes seen repeatedly and cultivated in literature and theatre since their origins, from Ovid to the Commedia dell’Arte.A bittersweet meditation on women’s faithfulness against a backdrop of disguises, fa...

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THE MAGIC FLUTE (Die Zauberflöte)

One of the greatest operas ever written. Mozart’s timeless classic concerns the search for truth and reason, love and enlightenment. It follows the adventures of Prince Tamino and the bird-catcher Papageno on their quest to rescue Pamina. To assist their mission, they are given musical instruments enhanced with magical powers.

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DON CARLOS

Verdi’s grand opera Don Carlos is a story of love and devotion, conflicting with political and religious upheaval. Its based on the dramatic play Don Carlos, Infante of Spain by Friedrich Schiller. The opera's story is based on conflicts in the life of Carlos, Prince of Asturias (1545–1568). At its full length (including the ballet and the cuts made before the first performance), it contains close to four hours of music and is Verdi's longest opera.

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FALSTAFF

Falstaff is a comic opera in three acts by the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi. The Italian-language libretto was adapted by Arrigo Boito from the play The Merry Wives of Windsor and scenes from Henry IV by William Shakespeare. The work premiered on 9 February 1893 at La Scala, Milan.

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FAUST

Faust is an opera in five acts by Charles Gounod to a French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré from Carré's play Faust et Marguerite, draws upon Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s two-part play based on the German legend of a man who sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for knowledge and power.Gounod’s opera does not attempt to match the thematic breadth or the philosophical sophistication of Goethe’s sprawling masterpiece, concentrating instead on Faust’s romantic encounter with Marguerit...

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HALKA

Moniuszko finished composing Halka in 1847 and attempted to stage it in Warsaw. However, he performed the first two-act version in Vilnius in 1848. Only 11 years later, on January 1, 1858, the Warsaw premiere of the four-act version of this most outstanding Polish romantic opera took place, which was greeted with great enthusiasm. This is the fourth production of Halka in the history of Opera Nova - this time prepared by representatives of the young generation of theater artists. Only the m...

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LA TRAVIATA

Marie Duplessis, do której wzdychał cały Jockey-Club utrzymywany przez najbogatszych mężczyzn z paryskiego towarzystwa, kochanka najbardziej wpływowych i znanych osobistości, także artystów - Franciszka Liszta i Aleksandra Dumasa - syna, kochająca luksus i... kamelie, dała życie literackiej postaci Małgorzacie Gauthier, tytułowej "Damie kameliowej" z XIX-wiecznego bestselleru powieściowego. Na jego kanwie powstało libretto do La Traviaty Giuseppe Verdiego. Marie/Małgorzata nazywa się tu Violetta...

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MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Madama Butterfly is the first Puccini's opera set in an exotic environment. While composing this beautiful opera, the composer studied and researched music (type of melody, instrumentation) and traditions of Japan. Our heroine, Madama Butterfly, is most profoundly depicted in psychological terms: as a joyful, hopeful fiancée, a trusting and faithful wife, a desperate, abandoned woman, calm and sure of her decision before her death - in every state, she fascinates the listener and dominates the s...

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THE ELIXIR OF LOVE (L'elisir d'amore)

Partytura wskazuje na rękę prawdziwego mistrza: jej styl jest błyskotliwy, dzięki czemu reprezentuje najlepszy przykład opery buffa. Entuzjastyczny werdykt mediolańskiej publiczności po prapremierze w 1832 r. zyskał potwierdzenie na innych scenach - w ciągu kilkunastu lat opera ta podbiła świat. Dziś Napój miłosny to jeden z filarów „żelaznego repertuaru” operowego. Dzieło nosi piętno genialności: nie brak mu scen czysto komicznych, acz nie zmierzają one li tylko do wywołania beztroskiego ś...

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RIGOLETTO

Dramat Wiktora Hugo to fantazja na tematy historyczne, oddająca ducha czasów i obyczajowość renesansowego dworu francuskiego Franciszka I. Król słynący z miłosnych przygód, jego słynny błazen Trybulet (uwieczniany w literaturze) i inne historyczne postaci zostali negatywnie przedstawieni przez pisarza. Hugo wprowadził do swego utworu akcenty antymonarchistyczne - dramat powstawał w czasie powstania republikańskiego (1832 r.) przeciw reżimowi króla Ludwika Filipa. 

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RUSALKA

Najdoskonalsze romantyczne dzieło operowe czeskiego kompozytora, baśń muzyczna sięgająca po bogaty język harmoniczny, aby ukazać wieczność i przemijalność, nieśmiertelność i nietrwałość, zmysłowość i intymność.