Artur Ruciński

Concert

The eponymous Yevgény Onégin, Prince Yeletsky in Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades or Janusz in Moniuszko’s Halka. These are just some of the characteristic roles for which Artur Ruciński became famous in Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera. He has since appeared at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, at London’s Royal Opera House and at Milan’s La Scala and he is counted amongst the best opera singers in the world. Always composed and serious, he gives the impression of a distinguished person incredibly resilient to stress – also in the case of sudden ‘jump-ins’, like when he had to unexpectedly replace Plácido Domingo in the role of Count di Luna in Verdi’s Il trovatore. He performed the role with great success – the critics dubbed him ‘a natural born Verdi baritone’. It is said that with each new role he wins the audience’s favour, all his successes are heralded as great and all his debuts – as brilliant. A sure-fire singer. He began his career in Warsaw and now he returns for a special concert at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera.

Programme

Stanisław Moniuszko
THE FABLE 
Fantasy ouverture 

Stanisław Moniuszko
THE HAUNTED MANOR
Swordbearer’s aria Kto z mych dziewek from Act II 

Gaetano Donizetti
DON PASQUALE 
The chorus Che interminabile andrivieni from Act III

Gioachino Rossini
GUILLAUME TELL 
Ouverture

Gioachino Rossini
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
Figaro’s cavatina Largo al factotum from Act I

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Giuseppe Verdi
IL TROVATORE 
The Anvil Chorus Vedi! Le fosche notturne spoglie from Act II 

Giuseppe Verdi
LA TRAVIATA 
Germont’s aria Di provenza from Act II 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
DON GIOVANNI 
Ouverture 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
DON GIOVANNI 
Don Giovanni’s Champagne Aria Fin ch’han dal vino from Act I

Mieczysław Karłowicz
ETERNAL SONGS Op. 10 
Pieśń o wiekuistej tęsknocie (Song of eternal longing)

Mieczysław Karłowicz
Pamiętam ciche, jasne, złote dni (I remember the quiet, bright, golden days) Op. 1 No. 5 
from the series SIX SONGS
Lyrics: Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer

Pyotr Tchaikovsky
EUGENE ONEGIN 
Polonaise from Act III

Pyotr Tchaikovsky
THE QUEEN OF SPADES 
Yeletsky’s aria Ya vas lyublyu from Act II

Performers

Artur Ruciński – baritone

Grzegorz Nowak – conductor 

Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera 

Sponsors

  • Patron of Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera

  • Partners of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera

  • Media patrons of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera

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