New Theater Season in Poland
We are slowly finding our way back to the reality we remember from before the epidemic, we now have to come to terms with Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. And although our world is no longer as safe as it used to be, everyone is determined to provide our audiences with some unforgettable moments of artistic delight.
After the holidays at the National Theater, we will see two important works of contemporary Polish culture transferred to the stage. On October 8, at Wierzbowa, premiere of the Dekalog, based on the scripts of the memorable film by Krzysztof Piesiewicz and Krzysztof Kieślowski - directed by Wojciech Faruga. In November - on the main stage of the theater - the epic work of the Polish Nobel Prize winner, read all over the world today: The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk, staged by Michał Zadara. On the Studio stage, the autumn series of premieres will be crowned with a work from the very heart of European classics: Molière's „Misanthrope” directed by Jan Englert.
The first new production of the 2022/2023 season, of the Polish National Opera is a carefully curated programme of staged chorus scenes from operas by Bizet, Moniuszko, Puccini, Verdi, Wagner and more. CHORUS OPERA begins with the magnificent ‘O Fortuna’ from Carl Orff’s Carmina burana followed by a variety of Italian music. The first two pieces are choruses from Puccini’s operas: ‘Coro a bocca chiusa’ (Humming Chorus) from Act 2 of Madama Butterfly and ‘Perché tarda la luna?’ (Hymn to the Moon) from Act 1 of Turandot. Next, we will see crowd scenes from Giuseppe Verdi’s operas: ‘Fuoco di gioia’ from Otello, Chorus of The Gypsies from Il trovatore, and ‘Auto da fe’ from Don Carlos. The second part features a selection of German and Polish music, starting with ‘Wach’ auf, es nahet gen den Tag’ from Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and the Sailors’ Chorus from his Der fliegende Holländer. These will be followed by Roxana’s sensual song from Karol Szymanowski’s King Roger, mazurka from Stanisław Moniuszko’s The Haunted Manor, and the monumental Magnus Dominus from Krzysztof Penderecki’s Symphony No. 7 ‘Seven Gates of Jerusalem’ sung by three mixed choirs. Maestro Patrick Fournillier conducts the Chorus of the Polish National Opera, soloists, and Orchestra of the Polish National Opera.
Italian Cinema on the stage in Łódź
The 2022/2023 season promises to be intense and varied at the Powszechny Theater in Łódź - as always, Powszechny will take the artistic risk associated with searching for new plays and confronting them with the audience at their premiere. The director of the Theater, Ewa Pilawska, invited, among others, Jacek Braciak, Wojciech Malajkat, Magdalena Małecka-Wippich, Michał Walczak and Bartosz Wierzbięta to collaborate on premieres and premieres. There will also be an Italian cinema on the theater stage. We will know the results of the seventh "Comedy-writing", ahead of us are the XXIX International Festival of Pleasant and Unpleasant Arts.
Wojciech Malajkat will direct the Polish premiere of "(Not) Long and Happily" (Per tutta la vita)- a theatrical adaptation of an Italian film by Paolo Costella with the same title.
Fiasco in Stary Theater in Kraków
We start the 2022/2023 season on the New Stage with the space shows of Stanisław Lem's "Fiasco" dir. Magdy Szpecht.
We can see the play “Terribly Funny based on Horribly Sad” directed by Ewa Kaim based on Fred Apke’s play “Horribly Sad” (“Furchtbar traurig”) with the script of Marta Konarzewska.
Stary Theater in Kraków also invites for a trip to the colorful forest „Les rêves polonais" by Jędrzej Piaskowski and Hubert Sulima and Kuba Kowalski's "Salome".