Aleksandra Kurzak Leads Polish National Opera’s Silver Gala

By Francisco Salazar

The Polish National Opera is set to present its New Year’s Eve Silver gala entitled “A Night in Paris” on Dec 31, 2021.

The gala will showcase the greatest opera hits in masterful renditions by Aleksandra Kurzak, Patrycja Kwiecień, Piotr Buszewski, and Szymon Mechliński accompanied by the Chorus and Orchestra of the Polish National Opera. Music Director Patrick Fournillier will conduct the evening.

The program will include music from Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” and “Faust;” Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann;” Bizet’s “Carmen” and “The Pear Fisher;” Saint-Saëns’s “Samson et Dalila;” Charpentier’s “Louise;” and Massenet’s “Thaïs.”

The news comes as the Polish National Opera recently reduced its capacity from 50 percent to 30 percent due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. The company is requesting that all audience members have a valid vaccination documentation in order to enter the theater.