Opera Rara Festival 2022

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During the second half of February, Opera Rara brings rousing music, beautiful voices and captivating theatre to Kraków’s stages!

Discovering well-known works anew and bringing forth the forgotten ones – this motto has been Opera Rara’s guiding light ever since it was held as a cycle of individual events presented throughout the year. Therefore Capella Cracoviensis, organisers of this instalment of Opera Rara, presents Siface, a modern premiere of a pasticcio with music by Porpora, Hasse and Giacomelli with Korean-American countertenor Kangmin Justin Kim in the title role and male sopranos Bruno de Sá and Maayan Licht as his support on stage.

The vocal ensemble I Fagiolini under the baton of Robert Hollingworth casts a bridge towards the present day: the programme Au naturel (inspired by the cycle The Four Seasons by Breughel the Younger) takes us from the Renaissance composer Janequin to Howells who passed away in 1983, while Péter Eötvös’s tragicomedy The Golden Dragon (returning from OR 2021) explores some of the most pressing problems of today’s world.

The listeners will be confronted not once but twice with the famous song cycle by Franz Schubert – Winterreise. The director Cezary Tomaszewski presents it in a form of a theatre play with the role of the main character, lost in snow-covered landscape and his own emotions, split into female singers, dancers and an actress. The “classical” approach to The Winter Journey will be a real treat, brought to the audience by its most outstanding performer and expert, English star tenor Ian Bostridge.

The list of exquisite vocal recitals features also: Anne Sofie van Otter with interpretations of French mélodies, Sandrine Piau accompanied by Capella Cracoviensis in Mozart arias, and Thomas E. Bauer in Schumann’s Dichterliebe.

Opera was the height of fashion in the 17th and 18th centuries – and Kraków is maintaining the tradition with the ever-fashionable Opera Rara Festival! (Barbara Skowrońska – Kraków Culture Karnet)

12 February 2022, Saturday, 6pm
Kraków Philharmonic
harmonie du soir
Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo soprano
in programme: Debussy Fauré Ferré
Bengt Forsberg piano | Vicki Powell viola | Fabian Fredriksson guitar
Tickets: 60 regular | 40 discount

14 February 2022, Monday, 7pm
Gallery in Sukiennice
tradition is a tyrant
Sandrine Piau soprano
in programme: Mozart
Capella Cracoviensis | Alessandro Moccia
Tickets: 60 regular | 40 discount

17 February 2022, Thursday, 6pm
Kraków Philharmonic
au naturel 
I Fagiolini
| Robert Hollingworth
in programme: Janequin Monteverdi Debussy Britten
Tickets: 60 regular | 40 discount

18 February 2022, Friday, 7:30pm
MOCAK
Peter Eötvös The Golden Dragon
Aleksandra Żakiewicz Natalia Kawałek Bartosz Gorzkowski Karol Kozłowski Łukasz Klimczak Spółdzielnia Muzyczna Mieczysław Unger
direction, set design Karolina Sofulak | choreography Monika Myśliwiec | lighting Kamil Lenda | costumes Risk Made in Warsaw Antonina Samecka & Klara Kowtun
Tickets: 40 regular | 25 discount

19 February 2022, Saturday, 11am (matinée – also for the youngest listeners!) 
Kraków Philharmonic
au naturel 

I Fagiolini
| Robert Hollingworth
in programme: Janequin Monteverdi Debussy Britten
Tickets: 60 regular | 40 discount

20 February 2022, Sunday, 7pm
Juliusz Słowacki Thetare
Siface
opera pasticcio | Napoli 1734 | Sellitto Porpora Pergolesi Hasse Porta Giacomelli
Kangmin Justin Kim Bruno de Sá Marcjanna Myrlak Jake Arditti Krystian Adam Krzeszowiak Maayan Licht Capella Cracoviensis Jan Tomasz Adamus
Tickets: 25-60

20 February 2022, Sunday, 7:30pm
MOCAK
Peter Eötvös The Golden Dragon
Aleksandra Żakiewicz Natalia Kawałek Bartosz Gorzkowski Karol Kozłowski Łukasz Klimczak Spółdzielnia Muzyczna Mieczysław Unger
direction, set design Karolina Sofulak | choreography Monika Myśliwiec | lighting Kamil Lenda | costumes Risk Made in Warsaw Antonina Samecka & Klara Kowtun
Tickets: 40 regular | 25 discount

22 February 2022, Tuesday, 7pm
Juliusz Słowacki Thetare
Siface
opera pasticcio | Napoli 1734 | Sellitto Porpora Pergolesi Hasse Porta Giacomelli
Kangmin Justin Kim Bruno de Sá Marcjanna Myrlak Jake Arditti Krystian Adam Krzeszowiak Maayan Licht Capella Cracoviensis Jan Tomasz Adamus
Tickets: 25-60

22 February 2022, Tuesday, 7:30pm
MOCAK
Peter Eötvös The Golden Dragon
Aleksandra Żakiewicz Natalia Kawałek Bartosz Gorzkowski Karol Kozłowski Łukasz Klimczak Spółdzielnia Muzyczna Mieczysław Unger
direction, set design Karolina Sofulak | choreography Monika Myśliwiec | lighting Kamil Lenda | costumes Risk Made in Warsaw Antonina Samecka & Klara Kowtun
Tickets: 40 regular | 25 discount 

24 February 2022, Thursday, 6pm
Cricoteka
Franz Schubert The Winter Journey
direction Cezary Tomaszewski | lighting Jędrzej Jęcikowski
Mateusz Zubik Kamil Kruk Antonina Ruda Michalina Bienkiewicz Katarzyna Brajner Magdalena Łukawska Małgorzata Biela Sebastian Szumski Piotr Szewczyk Przemysław Józef Bałka
Tickets: 40 regular | 25 discount

25 February 2022, Friday, 6pm
Cricoteka
Robert Schumann Dichterliebe
Thomas E. Bauer
baritone
Donald Sulzen piano
Tickets: 40 regular | 25 discount

26 February 2022, Saturday, 6pm
Cricoteka
Franz Schubert The Winter Journey
direction Cezary Tomaszewski | lighting Jędrzej Jęcikowski
Mateusz Zubik Kamil Kruk Antonina Ruda Michalina Bienkiewicz Katarzyna Brajner Magdalena Łukawska Małgorzata Biela Sebastian Szumski Piotr Szewczyk Przemysław Józef Bałka
Tickets: 40 regular | 25 discount 

27 February 2022, Sunday, 6pm
Cricoteka
Franz Schubert The Winter Journey
direction Cezary Tomaszewski | lighting Jędrzej Jęcikowski
Mateusz Zubik Kamil Kruk Antonina Ruda Michalina Bienkiewicz Katarzyna Brajner Magdalena Łukawska Małgorzata Biela Sebastian Szumski Piotr Szewczyk Przemysław Józef Bałka
Tickets: 40 regular | 25 discount

28 February 2022, Monday, 7pm
Kraków Philharmonic
Franz Schubert Winterreise
Ian Bostridge tenor
Saskia Giorgini piano
Tickets: 60 regular | 40 discount

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