Inauguration of the Year of Moniuszko

Concert performance of Moniuszko’s Halka in Italian  

The Stanisław Moniuszko bicentenary programme will start off with a concert performance of Halka. The opera will be sung in Italian and played by Europa Galante under Fabio Biondiego on historical instruments. For the first time, present-day audiences will hear the masterpiece as the composer and his contemporaries most probably heard it. Fabio Biondi, legendary Italian violinist and conductor, founder and artistic director of Europa Galante, puts Moniuszko – the father of Polish opera – on a par Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi. He will reveal a new face of the familiar and relentlessly popular work, bringing out the beauty, finesse and brilliance of the opera. 

The performance will be a repeat of a sensational concert held as part of the Chopin and His Europe Festival in Warsaw this year, whose recording will be released on 5 January. 




  • Patron of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera

  • Partners of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera

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