“NIGHT WITH MOZART”

Rimsky- Korsakov. „Mozart and Salieri“
Mozart. „Requiem“

Thu, 21.07.2022  Kuressaare Castle Opera House / 20.00

Performance of Silesian Opera

„Night with Mozart“

Performance of Silesian Opera
Production by Michal Znaniecki

Rimsky- Korsakov. „Mozart and Salieri“ (opera in one act)
Mozart. „Requiem“ (ballett performance)

Running time: 3 h

Saaremaa Opera Festival 2022

20. – 24. July 2022

The main performer Sileesia from opera theatre Bytom, Poland

Wednesday, 20 July at 8 p.m.

Charles Gounod „ROMEO AND JULIA“

Kuressaare Castle Opera House

Duration: 3 h 30 min


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Thursday, 21 July at 8 p.m.

Night with Mozart

Kuressaare Castle Opera House

Rimsky- Korsakov. „Mozart and Salieri“ (opera in one act)

Mozart. „Requiem“ (ballett performance)

Duration: 3 h

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Thursday, 21 July at 11 p.m.

„Waiting for Chopin“

Opera royal, Kuressaare Castle Yard

Production by Michal Znaniecki

Duration: 1 h 40 min

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Friday, 22 July at 8 p.m.

Giuseppe Verdi „TRAVIATA

Kuressaare Castle Opera House

Duration: 3 h


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Saturday, 23 July at 8 p.m.

OPERA GALA

Soloists, opera choir and symphony orchestra of Silesian Opera

Kuressaare Castle Opera House


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Sunday, 24 July at 2 p.m.

GALA FOR CHILDREN

Performance of Silesian Opera

Kuressaare Castle Opera House


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Charles Gounod

 

„ROMEO AND JULIET“

Wed, 20.07.2022  Kuressaare Castle Opera House / 20.00

 

Opera in two acts

Performance of Silesian Opera Production by Michal Znaniecki

Running time: 3.5 h

 

Love story doomed by the everlasting hatred in between rivalling families – the Capulets and the Montagues.

“This is a story about conflict in which innocence is intertwined with family feud of the adult world. That is why we have children in the cast (little Juliette and little Romeo).  As long as they are not infected with adulthood, they are able to love and they do not think of foes, politics and personal feuds. Yet, life is different. It forces one to accept social roles; revenge, loyalty, the tokens of social identity” emphasises Michał Znaniecki, the director.

The performance was awarded three Golden Masks – as the Performance of the Year 2017 being one of them

M. Znaniecki

“WAITING FOR CHOPIN”

Thu, 21.07.2022  Opera Royal, Kuressaare Castle Yard / 23.00

Performance of Silesian Opera

 

Saaremaa Opera Festival Night performance

“Waiting for Chopin”

Performance of Silesian Opera
Production by Michal Znaniecki

Running time: 1h 40 min

It is a theatrical musical performance reflecting the ambience of drawing room musical meetings complemented by games played with the audience, singing together and co-experiencing.

The protagonists are Chopin’s female pupils who talk and exchange remarks and comments on his methods of work and on his compositions. They perform some of maestro’s songs which he created especially for them during various social events. George Sand analyses the composer’s artistry evident in his works, and Delfina Potocka’s touching recollections serve as pretext to present some of his oeuvres. The unknown features of Chopin’s character and even less known musical works create a charade of music, words, thoughts and feelings. It is only in the finale that we learn it was all just a drawing room game invented by George Sand who collects materials for her new novel. Will Chopin arrive? This remains a secret until the very end. Maybe he will be called for, maybe he will arrive, or maybe somebody will dress up as him… Let us wait for Chopin.

G. Verdi

„TRAVIATA“

Fri, 22.07.2022  Kuressaare Castle Opera House / 20.00

Performance of Silesian Opera

Opera in two acts

Performance of Silesian Opera
Production by Michal Znaniecki

Running time: 3h

Verdi´s masterpiece tells the story of the tragic love between the courtesan Violetta and the romantic Alfredo Germont which is played out against the hypocrisy of upper-class fashionable society.

„OPERA GALA“


Sat, 23.07.2022 Kuressaare Castle Opera House / 20.00

Soloists, opera choir and symphony orchestra of Silesian Opera

Opera Gala Soloists, opera choir and symphony orchestra of Silesian Opera

GALA FOR CHILDREN

Sun, 24.07.2022  Kuressaare Castle Opera House / 14.00

Gala for children

Performance of Silesian Opera

Running time: 1 h