Kosciuszko Foundation in New York Honors Polish National Opera’s General Manager

By David Salazar

The Kosciuszko Foundation in New York has awarded the Polish National Opera’s general director Waldemar Dabrowski with the Medal of Appreciation.

He was first appointed to lead the Polish National Opera in 1998 and held the position until 2002. He then took on the role of Minister of Culture of Poland between 2002-05. In that position, he set up the CHOPIN 2010 program and founded the Book Institute in Kraków.

He was reappointed to the position of General Manager of the Polish National Opera in 2008 and was elected a member of the board of Opera Europa in 2010. He was also appointed as a representative for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in 2012 by the Polish Minister of Culture.

Other major honors that have bestowed upon him throughout his career include the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, the Barge of Merit for Warsaw, the National Order of the Legion of Honor of France, the Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and the Cross of the Grand Officer of the Order of Merti of the Federal Republic of Germany.