Premiere Preludes:
Crisantemi

Concerts of music by composers whose opera open at Teatr Wielki in the 2018/19 season. 

On the eve of the Tosca premiere, one of Poland’s best chamber ensembles, The Silesian Quartet will give a concert featuring the music of the opera’s composer, Giacomo Puccini as well as pieces by Stanisław Moniuszko, whose bicentenary falls this year, and Ottorino Respighi, one of Puccini’s contemporaries. 

PROGRAMME:

Giacomo Puccini Elegy for String Quartet ‘Crisantemi’ (1890)

Ottorino Respighi Quartetto dorico (1924)

Stanisław Moniuszko String Quartet in D minor

Premiere Preludes is series of concerts held on the eve of each opera opening in the Moniuszko Auditorium throughout the season. Offering a taste of less known works of the composer of the opera, sometimes in a novel context, they serve as an excellent introduction to the premiere at hand. 

The Preludes attract music lovers and opera enthusiasts seeking a beautiful music experience and a better understanding of pieces written for the stage. Featuring both chamber and symphonic works, and characteristic for their unique atmosphere, Preludes draw on the opera house’s significant concert tradition, providing a wider perspective on Teatr Wielki’s core programme.

Sponsors

  • Patron of Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera

  • Partners of Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera

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