Fairy tale, where are you? A Musical Fairy Tale

Fairy Tale, Where Are You? is an opera fairy tale by Paulina Zajkowska, presented by the child singers of the Władysław Skoraczewski Artos Choir and actors.

Hinted on in the title, the search for a fairy tale is the leading motif of the show, in which children’s creativity and limitless imagination help adults find joy of life and a pinch of magic in the everyday. 

Knights, princesses, and dragons – don’t we all know them from popular stories and legends? In Fairy Tale, Where Are You? you’ll see them in slightly untypical roles. 

The paradox of Shy Knight, Gentle Dragon, two sister princesses – Glum and Fugly, and thieves who return missing objects and are not capable of lying will undoubtedly appeal both to children and more mature viewers. 

But searching for a fairy tale is not all that the show is about. It also explores acceptance, otherness, respect for another human being, highlighting children’s wisdom that follows directly from their hearts and their simplicity. 

Children look for proofs of the real world in the world of fantasy. Together with them, we will be looking for magic in the fast-paced, rather unreflecting world we live in. 

Come and see the first performance of an extraordinary operatic fairy tale that lends magic to the real world while children’s dreams come true, regardless of age. It will be a beautiful, extraordinary night. 

Fairy Tale, where are you?
Here it is already!
Buy a ticket and get ready.
The singing’s lovely, and acting even better –
that’s what awaits you at our theatre.
Come and you’ll have heaps of fun,
as our tale reaches the sun!

Featuring:
Ilona Chylewska
Sambor Czarnota
Magdalena Idzik
Wojciech Sztyk
Kamila Bluzer
Adam Ocipiński
Paulina Parol
Natalia Wysocka
Jakub Zmysłowicz
Marek Pituch
Władysław Skoraczewski Artos Children’s Choir

New Year’s performances by the Władysław Skoraczewski Artos Music Society have become a yearly repertoire tradition. The choir, which is affiliated with the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, also prepares the children’s roles for the theatre’s productions.

In its three years of existence the choir has had many successes. The latest one is an invitation to take part in a gala concert on the 20th anniversary of the world premiere of Misatango – Misa a Buenos Aires, to be conducted by composer Martin Palmeri on 17 April 2016 at one of the world’s most prestigious concert halls: Carnegie Hall in New York.

This is an unprecedented event, as Artos is the first Polish mixed choir and the second Polish choir after the Poznań Nightingales to give a concert at Carnegie Hall.

Founded by Danuta Chmurska in 2010, the Artos Children’s Choir draws on the legacy left by its patron, Władysław Koraczewski – once a soloist of the Warsaw Opera, scout instructor, and a great educator of the youth – who encouraged children’s natural interactions with music. The choir practices at the Teatr Wielki, while its members are invited to perform children’s parts in productions staged by the opera house and enjoy singing before concert audiences. The younger group gathers 5-9-year-olds, while the older one is made up of 10-15-year-olds. Altgether there are more than a hundred children singing in the Artos choir at this point.

Danuta Chmurska is a conductor, artistic director, and president of the Artos Music Society. She holds a degree in Slavic Philology from the University of Warsaw and has completed a post-graduate programme of choir conducting at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. As a child she joined the youth choir led by Władysław Skoraczewski. She then continued her career at the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw becoming assistant to Romuald Miazga. Since 1981 Danuta Chmurska has been a music teacher and expert responsible for preparing children’s parts (both solo and chorus ones) for operas, oratorio and cantata concerts, ballet and theatre performances with the Tewatr Wielki.

Paulina Zajkowska holds a degree from the Department of Choir Conducting, Music Education, Church Music, Rhythmics and Dance, Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Since 2008 she has been active as conductor, rhythmics teachers, piano répétiteur, accompanist. She specialises in teaching music to the youngest ones. She has been collaborating with the Artos Children’s Choir as accompanist and music teacher for a year.

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  • Patron of Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera

  • Partners of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera

  • Media patrons of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera