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Review: MANON at Opera Wroclaw Photo Review: MANON at Opera Wroclaw
by Natalia Jarczynska - July 21, 2022

What did our critic think of MANON at Opera Wroclaw? Manon has it all. Great duets, splendor, fantastic music, great scenography, perfect choir, and harmonious choreographies. This opera comique from the 19th century has a big come back after 40 years of absence on polish scenes, last production in ...
BWW Review: MADAME BUTTERFLY at Opera Wroclaw Photo BWW Review: MADAME BUTTERFLY at Opera Wroclaw
by Natalia Jarczynska - June 20, 2022

If you want to witness the materialization of the word beauty, see this show. With thrilling voices, amazing Puccini music, and vital presentation this opera will lead you straight to musical heaven....
BWW Review: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO at Opera Wroclaw Photo BWW Review: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO at Opera Wroclaw
by Natalia Jarczynska - June 02, 2022

This opera buffa composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is the piece produced by the Wrocław Opera as part of the Opera Of The Young program after Don Giovanni and Cossi Fan Tutte. Director André Heller-Lopes put on a very classic show with superb set design by Renato Theobaldo. It is red and g...
BWW Review: CINDERELLA at Opera Wroclaw Photo BWW Review: CINDERELLA at Opera Wroclaw
by Natalia Jarczynska - May 23, 2022

We all know the fairytale where a bullied girl led by her kindness and magic transforms herself into a princess and finds her happily ever after in the prince’s arms. How to make it interesting and funny? Opera in Wroclaw knows how to do it....
BWW Review: LIPS SEALED at Teatr Wspolczesny Wroclaw Photo BWW Review: LIPS SEALED at Teatr Wspolczesny Wroclaw
by Natalia Jarczynska - May 12, 2022

Theater has to be on display and expose vulnerability, that extremely fragile part of your being that we hide day after day from society, the people around us, and even ourselves. In the new show, Teatr Wspolczesny Wroclaw does it in a modern and interesting way....
BWW Review: TYRANT at Wroclaw Mime Theatre Photo BWW Review: TYRANT at Wroclaw Mime Theatre
by Natalia Jarczynska - May 04, 2022

When you were a kid, you probably heard: Don't play with scissors. Don't play with matches. It's dangerous. It's sharp. You should be afraid of it, not play with it. Pantomima Theater's new show proves all adults wrong. Playing with dangerous and sharp can bring something amazing and fresh, the new ...
BWW Review: CABARET at The Rozrywka Theater In Chorzow Photo BWW Review: CABARET at The Rozrywka Theater In Chorzow
by Natalia Jarczynska - April 25, 2022

This show is one of a kind and this year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of a Bob Fosse masterpiece. Great opportunity to revisit this production on stage and decide if it has lost any of its greatness after all these years. The show in Chorzow rose to the challenge spectacularly....
BWW Review: I SEE NOTHING at Teatr Wspolczesny Wroclaw Photo BWW Review: I SEE NOTHING at Teatr Wspolczesny Wroclaw
by Natalia Jarczynska - March 25, 2022

The theater, in particular contemporary should not only show a vision of precise story but ask some questions about reality we live in, make us think. This is exactly what happens on stage. Have you ever thought about what it is like to be a blind woman and how many challenges are on her way in ever...
BWW Review: DON JUAN at Wroclaw Opera Photo BWW Review: DON JUAN at Wroclaw Opera
by Natalia Jarczynska - March 09, 2022

A romantic burlesque turns out to be an abstract path to nothingness through perverse vanity. Must see....
BWW Review: WHAT POLES BELIEVE at Teatr Wspolczesny Wroclaw Photo BWW Review: WHAT POLES BELIEVE at Teatr Wspolczesny Wroclaw
by Natalia Jarczynska - March 09, 2022

The show directed by Szymon Kaczmarek has two parts, first, longer, invites us to the world of professionals dealing with paranormal activities. An interesting career path - I must to say. The group of specialist (Anna Kieca, Paulina Wasik, Mateusz Kiljan, Tadeusz Ratuszniak) struggle with a daily “...
BWW Review: TWITCHING AND OTHER GAMES at Wroclaw Mime Theatre Photo BWW Review: TWITCHING AND OTHER GAMES at Wroclaw Mime Theatre
by Natalia Jarczynska - February 03, 2022

I don’t even know where to start and what element was the best, the idea, the script, directing, acting or lovely madness evaporating from the show… It all made a mix perfect difference and intel smoothness....
BWW Review: SKIN HUNGER at Teatr Polski In Wroclaw Photo BWW Review: SKIN HUNGER at Teatr Polski In Wroclaw
by Natalia Jarczynska - February 03, 2022

Who would we be without touching? Can man exist without it? What does this give us? There is no definite statement, but Joe Alter takes us on a journey to find answers without words, only through music and touch....
BWW Review: HE LEFT THE HOUSE. THE SO-CALLED COMEDY. at Teatr Wspolczesny Wroclaw Photo BWW Review: HE LEFT THE HOUSE. THE SO-CALLED COMEDY. at Teatr Wspolczesny Wroclaw
by Natalia Jarczynska - January 26, 2022

The show is based on the concept that house is a man. If you leave a house you can watch yourself from outside and who knows what you would see?...
BWW Review: QUEEN. BACKYARD TALE. at Wroclaw Mime Theatre Photo BWW Review: QUEEN. BACKYARD TALE. at Wroclaw Mime Theatre
by Natalia Jarczynska - January 26, 2022

I like open-air art, I like magic and fairy-tale atmosphere. Everything was there and it absorbed me completely....
BWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU at The Castle Opera In Szczecin Photo BWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU at The Castle Opera In Szczecin
by Natalia Jarczynska - January 26, 2022

It's not very often that we get to see a musical classic in the Polish theatre. The production of The Castle Opera makes us regret that this is such a rare case. Go check it out, it's great!...
BWW Review: IT'S TIME FOR ME at Teatr Polski Photo BWW Review: IT'S TIME FOR ME at Teatr Polski
by Natalia Jarczynska - December 22, 2021

This show was a tribute to a great author, poet, playwright, T. Rozewicz, who used to live in our town. He was born 100 years ago, died in 2014 in Wroclaw and left a large amount of work. With this show we ended the celebration of a year contributed to him. It was a cherry on the pie....
BWW Review: SEEKERS OF LOST ARIAS at Wroclaw Opera Photo BWW Review: SEEKERS OF LOST ARIAS at Wroclaw Opera
by Natalia Jarczynska - December 03, 2021

This concert was kind of paying tribute to the musicians and they deserve a deep bow for all the musical effort they bring every day....
BWW Review: DER FREISCHÜTZ at Opera Wroclaw Photo BWW Review: DER FREISCHÜTZ at Opera Wroclaw
by Natalia Jarczynska - October 25, 2021

What a romantic night! Well, this show is considered the first German Romantic opera after all. This piece at the Wroclaw Opera House is easy to watch, even for people not used to the (German) opera. In my opinion it's more of a musical and I'm a huge fan of from this approach!...
BWW Review: THE OLD LADY SITS WAITING at Teatr Polski Photo BWW Review: THE OLD LADY SITS WAITING at Teatr Polski
by Natalia Jarczynska - October 12, 2021

Grzegorz Bral, the director, with the incredible vividness of image and sound, presents one of Rozewicz's most important works on the hundredth anniversary of his birth. His extraordinary sensitivity to space, music and images creates a coherent and very interesting interpretation. The action change...
BWW Review: TALK ABOUT YOURSELF, ONLY ABOUT YOURSELF at Wroclaw Mime Theatre Photo BWW Review: TALK ABOUT YOURSELF, ONLY ABOUT YOURSELF at Wroclaw Mime Theatre
by Natalia Jarczynska - September 28, 2021

There is a particular link with feelings and our daily life, emotions are not exhibited from time to time, they are everywhere and what a great tribute to pay them on stage. We are what we are every day, day in and day out....
BWW Review: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Teatr Polski Photo BWW Review: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Teatr Polski
by Natalia Jarczynska - September 20, 2021

I missed a lot of theater where you can sit and be but after you reflect and re-reflect. This is the case with Flight over a Cuckoo's Nest at the Teatr Polski in Wroclaw. Go, feel and think....
BWW Review: TOSCA at Opera Wroclaw Photo BWW Review: TOSCA at Opera Wroclaw
by Natalia Jarczynska - September 01, 2021

​​​​What can I say, Tosca was so great I really don't know where to start. Set design, lights, costumes and actors were so perfect together that watching the show was like stepping into hot chocolate, a phenomenal pleasure for all the senses directed with a virtuosity by Michael Gieleta....
BWW Review: COSI FAN TUTTE at Opera Wroclaw Photo BWW Review: COSI FAN TUTTE at Opera Wroclaw
by Natalia Jarczynska - June 28, 2021

Opera is not always easy to digest, but this piece is an ideal start for beginners. Perfectly well prepared, full of life and elegance will be a wonderful evening that you can spend surrounded by high culture. It is a lively, cheerful and lively spectacle....
BWW Review: TIRZA at Teatr Wspolczesny Wroclaw Photo BWW Review: TIRZA at Teatr Wspolczesny Wroclaw
by Natalia Jarczynska - June 15, 2021

This play is about parenthood, about the father looking for his identity among the family and discovering something that should not be discovered, or should it be?...
BWW Review: KASTA LA VISTA at Teatr Polski Photo BWW Review: KASTA LA VISTA at Teatr Polski
by Natalia Jarczynska - June 04, 2021

Kasta La Vista is a comical spectacle but with a bitter aftertaste. French author Sébastien Thiery made sure that his text was absurd, funny but also scary and all this mixture makes the show so special....