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Published: July 3, 2020 17:50

DID YOU KNOW THAT… A legacy – not just opera!

———— After announcing the will of the great Verdi, another great – non-musical – side of the composer could be seen. During his long and successful opera career, Giuseppe Verdi gained a considerable fortune, which he managed with the greatest care and, with reason corresponding to his peasant origins, cost-effectiveness and moderation. He also acted

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Published: June 26, 2020 17:30

Did you know that… A dream come true for a great pianist.

———— It was not until half a century after his death (26 June 1941) that Ignacy Jan Paderewski ‘returned’ to his home country. On 29 June 1992, the coffin with the composer’s ashes was transported from the United States to Poland. An eminent pianist, composer and statesman, before his death, he expressed a wish for

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Published: June 23, 2020 15:06

Did you know that… A collective work of friends?

———— Alexander Borodin unfortunately did not live to see his Prince Igor staged. The premiere of the most popular Russian opera, alongside Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky, took place on 4 November 1890 at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg only three years after the composer’s death. Borodin, who had no music education (he was a

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Published: June 19, 2020 17:30

Did you know that…

———— It would seem that such a musically modern (even today!) opera cannot be so old… and yet it is. When Krzysztof Penderecki showed his Devils of Loudun at the Hamburg Opera on 20 June 1969, it became clear that the opera world had received a work that would become a permanent feature of opera

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Published: June 17, 2020 11:09

Warsztaty artystyczne… Co w orkiestronie piszczy?

———— Zapraszamy na kolejną odsłonę warsztatów artystycznych. Zaczynamy cykl pt. “Co w orkiestronie piszczy?” czyli wszystko co o orkiestrze powinieneś wiedzieć. Wspólnie z artystką orkiestry Marią Tomalą będziemy odkrywać tajniki poszczególnych instrumentów. Dziś kwintet smyczkowy w części pierwszej skrzypce i altówki w części drugiej wiolonczele i kontrabasy. Gościmy na zajęciach artystów naszej orkiestry Hannę Drzewiecką-Borucką

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Published: May 29, 2020 13:50

I DZIECI W OPERZE WAŻNE BYWAJĄ!

———— Opera w swoich dziejach niezbyt często dawała szanse popisów dzieciom, ale jednak tak się zdarzało. Dzieci pojawiają się w tytułach (np. Dziecko i czary Ravela), choć wykonawcami są  dorośli – są także głównymi bohaterami oper (np. Cinderella Rossiniego i Jaś i Małgosia Humperdincka) i tymi, którymi kompozytorzy „wzmacniali” wokalnie i uatrakcyjniali wielkie sceny zbiorowe

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Published: May 12, 2020 11:59

ANDRZEJ SACIUK – Odeszła legenda – pamięć pozostaje…

———— Z wielkim smutkiem i żalem przekazujemy informację, że dziś w nocy (12.05.2020) zmarł Andrzej Saciuk. Miał 87 lat, ale kiedy odwiedzał nasz Teatr – o wiele mniej! Zawsze uśmiechnięty, życzliwy dla wszystkich, skarbnica wiedzy i wspaniałych opowieści. Znakomity Śpiewak, Pedagog i niestrudzony propagator sztuki wokalnej – legenda łódzkiej i niemieckich scen operowych, wyróżniony prestiżowym tytułem

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Published: May 11, 2020 17:22

DID YOU KNOW THAT… WITH HALKA… up the hill!

———— Stanisław Moniuszko did not have a straight and easy path before he got to the stage of the Grand Theatre in Warsaw with his Halka. The Warsaw premiere (1 January 1858) was preceded by almost ten years of the composer’s efforts so that the future symbol of Polish opera could become a reality on

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Published: May 7, 2020 17:19

DID YOU KNOW THAT… ‘FIDELIO’ in Łódź – a historical event

———— On 20 November 1805, Theater an der Wien hosted a performance of Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven. It was conducted by the composer himself, but the work did not gain the favour of the audience. Vienna was occupied by Napoleon’s army and the audience consisted mostly of French officers who did not know German.

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