Opera in four acts
Libretto: Włodzimierz Wolski
World premiere if the four-act version: 1 January 1858, Teatr Wielki, Warsaw
Premiere of this production: 15 December 2019, Theater an der Wien
A co-production with the Theater an der Wien
In the original Polish with English surtitles
News About Halka at Teatr Wielki
The Polish National Opera Announces Operations Under COVID-19 'Yellow Zone' Restrictions
October 11, 2020
Following a decision of the Council of Ministers of Poland, as of Saturday, 10 October 2020, Warsaw is placed in the Covid-19 a??yellow zonea?? where communities must follow stricter sanitary restrictions. The Polish National Opera, Teatr Wielki, Warsaw is prepared to operate in the new sanitary regime.
La MaMa Presents CEZARY GOES TO WAR, Queer Fantasia on Masculinity
December 11, 2019
La MaMa, in association with the Polish Cultural Institute and Komuna//Warszawa, is proud to present the U.S. premiere of Cezary Goes to War, a musically-driven queer fantasia on masculinity, nationalism, and the culture of war. Conceived and directed by Cezary Tomaszewski, a rising star of the Eastern European avant-garde, Cezary Goes to War draws on Tomaszewski's personal experiences with Poland's military draft and its archaic system of male classification. Weaving text from military evaluations of manliness, choreography inspired by army drills, and the patriotic songs by Stanisław Moniuszko, the father of Polish national opera, Cezary Goes to War offers a witty critique of military recruitment, national pride, and the vulnerability of male identity.