Published: July 10, 2020 10:31

Czy wiecie, że… Taki mały a już potrafił…

———— This is the only such case in the history of opera that, as we would say today, a ‘child from primary school’ instead of poring over books, came up with the idea of composing… an opera! On 1 May 1769, the 13-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart presented his first opera La finta semplice in Salzburg.

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Published: June 9, 2020 15:00

DID YOU KNOW THAT… Culinary revolutions of the Master…

———— To say that Gioacchino Rossini was great is like saying that roses smell nice… The composer of operas such as The Barber of Seville, William Tell, and L’italiana in Algeri gave us 39 operas, 28 cantatas and anthems, 14 religious compositions, 32 songs, 21 instrumental compositions and the beautiful Sins of old age. His

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Published: May 22, 2020 10:00

DID YOU KNOW THAT… Younger sister of the opera.

———— W Sooner or later it had to happen. The opera, with its seriousness, majesty and ‘shoes on platforms’, had to expect something lighter and more cheerful, which does not mean that it is less ambitious and easier. The premiere of La belle Hélène by Jacques Offenbach at Theatre des Varietes in Paris (17 December

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Published: October 25, 2019 18:17

VIVA LA MAMMA czyli co w operze “piszczy”?

———— Każdy teatr to trochę dom wariatów, a opera to wyjątkowy tego wariactwa przypadek. Ta stara maksyma – oczywiście ujęta w solidny cudzysłów – znajduje swoje pełne odzwierciedlenie w operze Donizettiego Viva la Mamma! Kompozytor (także autor libretta) bezlitośnie i bez oporu obnaża zakulisowe „akcje” scenicznych protagonistów mające prowadzić do bycia tym pierwszym, demaskuje wymyślne

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