Inauguration of the 29th edition of the Bydgoszcz Opera Festival.
The librettists, Viktor Léon and Leo Stein, based the story on comedy L'attaché d'ambassade (The Embassy Attaché) by Henri Meilhac. The operetta has enjoyed international success since its 1905 premiere in Vienna.
Hanna Glawari is a wealthy young widow from the small and poverty-stricken Balkan province of Pontevedro. Ambassador Baron Zeta is anxious that when Hanna re-marries, it is to a Pontevedrian, not a Frenchman, to keep her money in the country and save them all from ruin. The obvious choice is Count Danilo, but there is a problem. They are exes, and he is too proud to marry her for her money.
Misunderstandings and intrigues abound when it transpires that Walentyna, Zeta's wife, is having an affair with Frenchman, Count de Rosillon. Hanna steps in to save the married lady’s reputation. How will the story end?
Works associated with the construction of Opera Nova will benefit our audience in the future. However, before it happens, we all have to face certain constraints.We politely remind our visitors about the difficulties linked to the liquidation of the of the car park in Karmelicka Street and traffic restrictions in this area, which also includes Brda boulevard. Please note that from March 14, 2023, the footbridge linking the area around Opera Nova to Mill Island is closed.If travelling by ca...
25 May...153 years ago, the ballet Coppélia premiered in Paris. Composed by Léo Delibes, the work was a success and brought its creator fame.
Verdi wrote Falstaff, the last of his 28 operas, as he approached the age of 80. It was his second comedy, and his third work based on a Shakespeare play. The plot revolves around the thwarted, sometimes farcical, efforts of the fat knight Sir John Falstaff to seduce two married women to gain access to their husbands' wealth.Falstaff did not prove to be as popular as earlier works in the composer's canon. After the initial performances in Italy, other European countries and the US, the work was ...
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