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2018 in the Wrocław Opera: The Centennial of Leonard Bernstein's Birth and Events in Celebration of the Centennial of Polish Independence

CULTURA E TEMPO LIBERO

BRESLAU, Poland, December 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

The Wrocław Opera will be the world's first theatre to begin celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's birth. On 30 and 31 December 2017 it will be hosting the premiere of Candide directed by Hanna Marasz. The Wrocław Opera Orchestra will be conducted by Marcin Nałęcz-Niesiołowski, Director of the Wrocław Opera. Performances are scheduled for 1, 6 and 7 January 2018. 

2018 also marks 100 years of Polish independence. In celebration of the Centennial, the Wrocław Opera has prepared a number of events under the shared title of The Polish Year at the Wrocław Opera. Following the premiere of Poland's first opera, Krakowiacy i Górale, which dates back to the 18th century, a concert for the 150th Anniversary of the birth of the father of Polish freedom, First Marshal Józef Piłsudski, and the Christmas Singing Families Tournament (Turniej Śpiewających Rodzin), the theatre will be staging performances with the music of Polish composers from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Of those, Krzysztof Penderecki will take centre stage, as 2018 marks his 85th birthday. Visit the Wrocław Opera in 2018.

THE POLISH YEAR AT THE WROCŁAW OPERA 30,31/03/2018 Paweł Łukaszewski VIA CRUCIS Directed by: Tomasz Man

12,14/04/2018Karol Szymanowski KRÓL ROGER (KING ROGER) Directed by: Mariusz Treliński

19,20/04/2018 Krzysztof Penderecki NAJDZIELNIEJSZY Z RYCERZY  (THE BRAVEST KNIGHT) Directed by: Tomasz Cyz

11/05/2018 Ballet premiere POLISH NIGHT: CHOPIN / KARŁOWICZ / PENDERECKI Choreographer: Emil Wesołowski

29/06/2018 OPEN DOOR International choreography workshop with the music of Polish composers

10,11/11/2018 Włodek Pawlik Myśląc Ojczyzna (Thinking about the Fatherland) Conducted by: Marcin Nałęcz-Niesiołowski

15/12/2018 Stanisław Moniuszko HALKA Directed by: Irina Brook

CONTACT: The Wrocław OperaAgnieszka Topolska +48-71-370-88-20agnieszka.topolska@opera.wroclaw.pl

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