A journey through the world of the opera

05.09, 6:00 pm – Festival’s finale –  A journey through the world of opera
 Concert Hall in CKK Jordanki / Tickets: PLN 30 (BUY TICKET)

Anna Lichorowicz – sopran
Jacek Jaskuła – baritone
Dainius Pavilionis (Lithuania) – conductor
Toruń Symphony Orchestra


W. A. Mozart – Uwertura do opery Wesele Figara
W. A. Mozart – Aria Don Giovaniego Fin ch’han dal vino z opery Don Giovanni
G Puccini – Aria Lauretty O mio Babbino caro z opery Gianni Schicchi
G. Rossini – Aria Figara Largo al factotum z opery Cyrulik Sewilski
G. Verdi – Uwertura do opery Moc przeznaczenia
G. Verdi – Aria Violetty É strano Sempre libera opery La Traviatta
G. Verdi – Duet Violetty i Germonta z opery La Traviatta
M. Glinka – Uwertura do opery Rusłan i Ludmiła
G. Dvorak – Aria Rusałki Pieśń do księżyca z opery Rusałka
B. Dvarionas – Marzenie
G. Puccini – Aria Musetty Quando m‘en vo‘ soletta z opery La Boheme
P. Mascagni – Intermezzo do opery Rycerskość wieśniacza
G. Bizet – Aria Eskamilia z opery Carmen
G. Bizet – Uwertura do opery Carmen

The history of the opera can be viewed from the perspective of a conflict between word and music. There is drama and theatricality at the root of the virtuosity-based opera’s genetic code, and a theatre feeds on different principles than music. Musical drama does not often go hand in hand with theatrical drama, and the bel canto-style vocal performances deal a blow to the comprehensibility of the word, making the plot vague or trivial. But the story of the opera was told by two geniuses who merged music and word into a delightful whole, combining the musical with the theatrical. The first of them was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His Marriage of Figaro is a true masterpiece. It is not easy to find a similar work in the entire oeuvre of comic opera that would showcase such a dynamic and clearly defined plot and energetic music. The Marriage of Figaro has a true ‘gallery of characters’, but they are not traditionally tailored for the fashion of opera buffa. They are the real people, the flesh and blood, ordinary, simple, yet authentic, with their faults and vices.  Sławomir Pietras wrote: “The very first bars of the overture to this popular Mozart’s opera make it clear that we are in for a barrel of fun. Then, all throughout the four acts, the music pulsates like the best French champagne, and comic situations change like in a kaleidoscope”.

Aneta Derkowska, PhD

There is no intermission in the concert.
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