Polish National Opera to Reopen at the End of February

By Francisco Salazar

The Polish National Opera has announced it will reopen Feb. 25 and has announced a new program for the month of March and April.

The company will open with Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” followed by Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” with Aleksandra Kurzak in the title role. The production will be directed by Mariusz Treliński.

On March 26, 27, and 28 audiences will be able to see Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” in a production from the Komische Oper Berlin.

In April the company will stage the premiere of Paul Hindemith’s “Cardillac” directed by Mariusz Treliński with set designs by Boris Kudlička. The work will premiere on April 23, with subsequent performances on April 25, 27, and 29.

Piotr Beczala will also return to the Polish National Opera for performances of Massenet’s “Werther” on April 9 and 11.

On the chamber stage Stanisław Moniuszko’s “Halka” (Vilnius), directed by Agnieszka Glińska, will be shown on April 10, 18 and June 26.

The company also plans to stage “Mayerling” with music by Ferenc Liszt and choreography by Kenneth MacMillan under the baton of Patrick Fournillier. Additionally, there will be performances of “Carmina Burana” and Beethoven’s “Fidelio.”