Opera

 

SOIREE SNOBE CHEZ LA PRINCESSE 1979

14’
instrumental theatre for 2 keyboard instruments, prerecorded tape,
mimes and lighting

commissioned by the Theatre European de Musique Vivante, Brussels, Belgium

World premiere: 19.9.1979, Brussels, Belgium, Theatre European de Musique Vivante, Annette Sachs, Piotr Lachert, keyboards

 

OSCAR OF ALVA 1971-72, rev. 1986

60’
opera in 6 scenes

libretto by Zbigniew Kopałko
based on Lord Gordon Byron’s poem, "Oscar of Alva"
Polish text

3333-4331-Perc.(6)-Ar-Pf-Cht-Strings, SATB, 5 soli: S MS T Bar Bass
PWM/CBN material for rent

AWARD: Polish Radio and TV Broadcasting Contest, Warsaw, 1972

A TV production: 1988, Cracow, Poland, Stanisław Zajączkowski, director, Cracow Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, soloists: H. Januszewska, P. Lipińska, J. Knetig, J. Mechliński, M.Witkiewicz, Szymon Kawalla, conductor.
Video recording by the Polish Television with English subtitles.

World premiere: 21.8.1989, Salzburg, Austria, IMZ Congress and International Festival of Television Operas

 

PAN MARIMBA
(MISTER MARIMBA)
1993-96

80’
opera for a young audience in two acts

Pan Marimbacommissioned by the National Opera in Warsaw


libretto by Agnieszka Osiecka
Polish text, available in English translation

Chamber version: 2 pf- Perc.(4)
orchestral version: 2222-2221- Perc.(4) – Ar.- Chtr – Strings

Soli: MS T Bar, children: 11 soli and choir
PWM/CBN score & parts for rent

World premiere: 27.11.1998, Warsaw, Poland, National Opera, children's choir Alla Polacca, children from the Warsaw Ballet School, soloists and musicians of the National Opera: Hanna Chojnacka, director and choreographer, Sabina Włodarska, choir director, Katarzyna Proniewska-Mazurek, set designer, Sławek Wróblewski, conductor

Cracow premiere: 20.9.2008, Opera Krakowska, children, soloists and musicians of the Cracow Opera; Włodzimierz Nurkowski, director, Kinga Batko-Kużdżał and Ewa Mączyńska, choreography; Katarzyna Paciorek, costumes and set designer, Sławek Wróblewski, music director and conductor

 

MAGICZNY DOREMIK
(MAGIC DOREMIK)
2006-07

80’
opera for a young audience in two acts

Magiczny Doremikcommissioned by the National Opera in Warsaw


libretto by Marta Ptaszyńska based on the story
of Gianni Rodari, "Gelsomino nel paese dei bugiardi"
Polish text available also in German translation

Chamber ensemble: 1011- 1100-Perc.(2)-celeste-vno,vla,vc,cb
Soli: (8) Doremik, counter tenor or boy’s voice; Red Fur Cat, mezzosoprano; King Paleton, baritone; Painter Acryl, tenor; Maestro Bemol, bas; Aunt Philippe, contralto; Menuetta, girl’s voice; Seller, man voice; ballet and statists

World premiere: 18.1.2008, Warszawa, National Opera; soloists and musicians of the National Opera, children from the Warsaw Ballet School; Hanna Chojnacka, director and choreographer; Barbara Kędzierska, set designer; Zofia de Ines, costumes; Iwona Sowińska, conductor.

 

KOCHANKOWIE Z KLASZTORU VALLDEMOSA
(THE LOVERS OF THE VALLDEMOSA CLOISTER)
2008-09

90’
opera in two acts

Lovers from Valldemosacommissioned by the Grand Opera Theatre in Łódź, Poland to mark the 200th Anniversary of Chopin’s birth and 2010 as the International Chopin Year


libretto by Marta Ptaszyńska based on original play by Janusz Krasiński, George Sand’s book with the same title, and original letters of Frederic Chopin to Julian Fontana
Polish text will also be available in French

Soli: Chopin- tenor, George Sand- mezzosoprano, Solange- soprano, Maurice- tenor, Senor Gomez (also Medicus II)- baritone, Brother Gate-Keeper (also Medicus III)- basso profondo, Brother Adalbert (also Medicus I)- baritone, Maria Antonia (also Millena)- contralto, Amelia – soprano, ballet & statists

Orchestra: 2222-2210- Perc.(3)- Cht-Ar-Ar-Pf-strings

World premiere: 18.12.2010 at the Grand Opera Theatre, Łódź, Poland