MONIUSZKO À PARIS to Premiere at Teatr Wielki September 2019
Stanisaw Moniuszko is in the process of writing an operatic version of Don Quixote in Paris nearly half a century before Massenet. Struggling with a writer's block and mounting time pressure, he suffers from a nervous breakdown which leaves him unable to tell fiction from reality. If you do not know how dangerous an artist in crisis may become, think The Shining by King/Kubrick.
Fortunately, Andrzej Kwieciski, the young star of the Polish music avant-garde behind Moniuszko à Paris, envisaged the piece as a comic opera. Drawing inspiration from the Modernist idiom, he attempts to develop a new Bel Canto style.
Commissioned by the Polish National Opera, the piece will be given its debut at the 62nd Warsaw Autumn Festival.
Conducted by Jerzy Woosiuk and directed by Marc Lainé, Moniuszko À Paris's cast includes: Karol Kozowski, Hubert Zapiór, Joanna Freszel, Katarzyna Szymkowiak, Barbara Kinga Majewska and Monika Buczkowska.
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