Two live concerts on vod.teatrwielki.pl
On 5 May, the composer’s birthday, at 6 p.m. CET, Olga Pasichnyk (soprano) and Ewa Pobłocka (piano) will perform the most beautiful of Moniuszko songs live to an empty auditorium of the Redutow Rooms of the Teatr Wielki.
Later in the evening, at 8 p.m. CET, students, graduates, and teachers of the Academy of Music in Gdańsk will give a special concert of Moniuszko’s sacred songs at St John’s Church in Gdańsk to the accompaniment of a reconstructed baroque organ.
Moniuszko gems on VOD
Operas such as The Haunted Manor, Halka (Vilnius version), Flis, Paria and ballets Husband and Wife and Sarmatian Parable have been available on our VOD service for some time now. Now, you will also b able to watch some true feats of vocal artistry: the opening gala of the 10th International Moniuszko Competition in Warsaw, the Opera Academy’s Moniuszko Marathon, the educational project I love Moniuszko, and some treats for the little music lovers.
Three Facebook competitions
Become Moniuszko to celebrate his birthday! Transform yourself into Stanisław Moniuszko or a character from his pieces using the most original materials and accessories you can find and send us a photo! Three most interesting and creative transformations will be published on our official social media channels and rewarded with prizes.
Taste Moniuszko is a challenge for all foodies. Make a recipe taken from the book Moniuszko w kuchni (Moniuszko in the kitchen) which we will share and send us a photo to see your dish published in our social media and receive the cookbook.
Music lovers with a penchant for crossword puzzles will be offered a chance to test their knowledge and skills on our Facebook page to win attractive prizes.
More music online
Our audiences will undoubtedly appreciate a mini concert by the Chorus and Orchestra of the Polish National Opera under Marta Kluczyńska, who will perform a fragment of Halka, Po nieszporze przy niedzieli from their homes. Alfred Wiltos, a member of the Orchestra, will play the composer’s pieces in an unusual arrangement for the cello. Follow our Stories to take part in our Moniuszko music quiz. Soon, we will also prove that classical music does not have to be all that serious with our cabaret surprise. Stay tuned.
Take a walk with Moniuszko
Head to moniuszko200.pl to take the Moniuszko Warsaw Walking Tour and see the city through the composer’s eyes. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the places connected with him in Warsaw. While out and about, remember to stay at least two meters away from other people and #wearamask! Those who prefer to stay home, may be interested in a virtual tour of the Viva Moniuszko! exhibition of the Opera Gallery.
Celebrate Moniuszko’s 201st with us!