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Juliusz Slowacki Theater, Krakow

Krakow Opera Rara festival in 2018.

Opera Rara of 2018 is the festival of early operatic works which takes place in Krakow from mid-January through mid-February. Thus the city's series of outstanding performances of Baroque operas featuring Europe's best singers and top ensembles has morphed into a string of concerts and recitals from January 18th to February 13th, 2018.  

 

Note: things keep changing, so take into account, please, that the following program is liable to alterations and cancellations.  

January 18th, Thursday

Hour

Event Venue
7:00 p.m.
Concert Les Enfers features France’s baritone Stephane Degout singing Rameau’s and Gluck’s operatic arias plus Ensemble Pygmalion with concductor Raphael Pichon.   ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street. 
January 19th, Friday

Hour

Event Venue
7:00 p.m.
Concert The Song of the Night & Erwartung features soprano Evelina Dobraceva and, tenor Andrzej Lampert plus Krakow’s Orkiestra Festiwalowa orchestra and Capella Cracoviensis choir render Arnold Schoenberg’s Erwartung and Karol Szymanowski’s symphony no. 3 The Song of the Night .   Teatr Slowackiego playhouse, 1 Plac Sw. Ducha square and Szpitalna street. 
January 19th, Saturday

Hour

Event Venue
7:00 p.m.
Concert The Song of the Night & Erwartung features soprano Evelina Dobraceva and, tenor Andrzej Lampert plus Krakow’s Orkiestra Festiwalowa orchestra and Capella Cracoviensis choir render Arnold Schoenberg’s Erwartung and Karol Szymanowski’s symphony no. 3 The Song of the Night .   Teatr Slowackiego playhouse, 1 Plac Sw. Ducha square and Szpitalna street. 
January 21st, Sunday

Hour

Event Venue
6:00 p.m.
Belgium’s soprano Celine Scheen, France’s tenor Cyril Auvity and soprano Mailys de Villoutreys, Canada’s tenor Kevin Skelton, alto Floriane Hasler, and bass Renaud Bres plus Ensemble Desmarest with conductor Ronan Khalil render M. A. Charpentiera’s Les arts florissants and La descente de l’Orfee aux Enfers opera.   Teatr Slowackiego playhouse, 1 Plac Sw. Ducha square and Szpitalna street. 
January 22nd, Monday

Hour

Event Venue
7:00 p.m.
Concert The Song of the Night & Erwartung features soprano Evelina Dobraceva and, tenor Andrzej Lampert plus Krakow’s Orkiestra Festiwalowa orchestra and Capella Cracoviensis choir render Arnold Schoenberg’s Erwartung and Karol Szymanowski’s symphony no. 3 The Song of the Night .   Teatr Slowackiego playhouse, 1 Plac Sw. Ducha square and Szpitalna street. 
January 23rdd, Tuesday

Hour

Event Venue
7:00 p.m.
England’s baritone Christopher Maltman gives a recital called The Soldier - from Severn to Somme.   Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street. 
January 30th, Tuesday

Hour

Event Venue
7:00 p.m.
Sweden’s contralto Anna Larsson sings songs by Mahler and Schumann.   Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street. 
January 31st, Wednesday

Hour

Event Venue
7:00 p.m.
Concert Il gran teatro del mond features Belgium’s soprano Sophie Junker and Spain’s tenor Juan Sancho plus Spain’s Accademia del Piacere ensemble with conductor Fahmi Alqhai performing operatic arias by the Spanish and Italian baroque composers.   Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street.
February 4th, Sunday

Hour

Event Venue
7:00 p.m.
Poland’s baritone Tomasz Konieczny, USA’s soprano Marisol Montalvo and tenor Stanley Jackson plus Krakow’s Sinfonietta Cracovia orchestra render Michael Nyman’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat chamber opera.   ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino streett. 
February 6th, Monday

Hour

Event Venue
7:00 p.m.
Poland’s mezzo-soprano Natalia Kawalek sings songs by Benjamin Britten and Kurt Weill.   Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street.
February 7th, Wednesday

Hour

Event Venue
7:00 p.m.
Poland’s baritone Tomasz Konieczny, USA’s soprano Marisol Montalvo and tenor Stanley Jackson plus Krakow’s Sinfonietta Cracovia orchestra render Michael Nyman’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat chamber opera.   ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino streett. 
February 11th, Sunday

Hour

Event Venue
6:00 p.m.
Concert Wagner Contexts - Wesendonck Lieder features Germany’s mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier plus Krakow’s Capella Cracoviensis ensemble and Capelli Cracoviensis Choir performing music by Richard Wagner, Robert Schumann, and Johannes Brahms.   Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall at 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street. 
February 12th, Monday

Hour

Event Venue
7:00 p.m.
Poland’s baritone Tomasz Konieczny, USA’s soprano Marisol Montalvo and tenor Stanley Jackson plus Krakow’s Sinfonietta Cracovia orchestra render Michael Nyman’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat chamber opera.   ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino streett. 
February 13th, Tuesday

Hour

Event Venue
7:00 p.m.
Scotland’s Dunedin Consort with conductor John Butt render John Blow’s Venus and Adonis opera (circa 1683).   Teatr Slowackiego playhouse, 1 Plac Sw. Ducha square and Szpitalna street. 
 
Tickets

Culture Information Centers at 2 Sw. Jana Street, 11 Powisle street (near the Krakow Royal Castle)
and in the Sukiennice-Cloth Hall on the
Rynek Glowny central square 


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