Opening with Chopin recitals and Brahms’s Liebeslieder Waltzes


Opening with Chopin recitals and Brahms’s Liebeslieder Waltzes

The Polish National Opera will reopen to the public on 21 May with a series of Chopin recitals and an Opera Academy concert of Brahms’s Liebeslieder Waltzes.

Man playing a piano in a formal settingFrom 21 to 25 May the Teatr Wielki will host a series of Chopin recitals by talented Polish pianists of the young generation. The opera house’s Fryderyk Chopin Redutowe Rooms will welcome artists who have qualified for the 18th International Chopin Piano Competition taking place in October 2021, after it was rescheduled last year.

The concert series is an opportunity to get to know the emerging artists of the Polish piano scene – all the more valuable considering the approaching Chopin Competition, the greatest event in the world of piano music.

It will be both interesting and beautiful: Piotr Pawlak, Adam Kałduński, Kamil Pacholec, Piotr Alexewicz, and Szymon Nehring have already made their names as excellent performers.

Live music is finally back in the concert hall. Don’t miss!

Competition Prelude: Recitals by Polish contestants in the Chopin Competition Buy a Ticket
21–25 May, 7 p.m., Redutowe Rooms, Polish National Opera, Teatr Wielki

The Love Waltzes of Brahms: An Opera Academy concert

You can talk about love in different ways … at times seriously and at times with humour. Love can have many faces: sometimes it brings joy and othertimes suffering. Johannes Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes encompass it all. The extraordinary collection unusually scored for four soloists and piano four hands will transport you to Viennese salons boasting a rich tradition of joint music making. Cheerful and charming, they are sure to lift your spirits in the difficult times we have found ourselves in.

The concert is performed by members of the Opera Academy of the Polish National Opera: Inna Fedorii, Justyna Ołów, Adrian Domarecki with a guest appearance by Artur Janda. They are accompanied on piano four-hands by  Alina Shevchenko, also a member of the programme, and Lech Napierała, prominent chamber pianist.

The Lover Waltzes of Brahms: A concert by members of the Opera Academy of the Polish National Opera Buy a Ticket
23 May 2021, 5 p.m., Młynarski Hall, Polish National Opera, Teatr Wielki, Warsaw


Box Office opening hours and Covid-19 safety information

As of 21 May the box offices in the main lobby will reopen, while the Boutique in the left wing of the opera house will stay open longer, until 7 p.m.

Box offices in the main lobby:
from 21 May, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

Boutique (and box office) in the left wing of the opera house:
everyday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. and from 21 May, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

100% fresh, filtered air form the outdoors is delivered non-stop to the auditorium, foyer and front of house spaces. The cleanliness of the filters is monitored continually. Seating is limited to 50% capacity and arranged in a chequerboard-like pattern, leaving every other seat in the auditorium empty. Empty seats are secured with special tape. 

Every audience member who enters the opera house must submit their health declaration. Holders of opera, ballet and concert tickets may submit their health declarations online not earlier than 48 hours before the curtain-up. You may also complete the health declaration form in hardcopy and return it to one of the drop boxes set up by the ticket check. Audience members attending educational events, workshops, or exhibitions must complete their health declarations in hardcopy and return them to one of the drop boxes set up by the ticket check.

The front of house is disinfected frequently. All door handles and handrails are regularly cleaned with antiviral agents. 

A PPE vending machine selling single and multiple use masks, gloves and disinfectant has been placed in the Box Office lobby. Apart from standard hygiene products, all toilets for the visitors are fitted with elbow-press hand sanitiser dispensers.

Covid-19 Safety Measures

Pictured: (left) Szymon Nehring by Wojciech Grzędziński; (right) Justyna Ołów and Paweł Trojak, members of the Opera Academy, in concert in 2019; photo by Krzysztof Bieliński.