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.