Songs written with a feather quill

Musical show for children aged 6–9

Princess Muzalinda finds a mysterious old book in her kingdom. You can imagine her surprise when she discovers that the book has no words in it. To solve the mystery of her peculiar find, the princess sets out on a journey through time. Her golden slippers will take her to an epoch that resounds with the music of Polish composer Stanisław Moniuszko. Will the old book fill with letters, words, poems, and music? You will find out if you take an active part in the show and learn such musical terms as ‘song’, ‘aria’, or ‘opera’ in the process. You will be helped along the way by an opera singer with a beautiful voice and a dancer performing Polish dances. You will hear fragments of such renowned operas as The Haunted Manor and Halka, and Moniuszko songs. 

Princess Muzalinda/Epoch Fairy/Old Woman - Ewa Szawłowska
Moniuszko/Old Man/Cracovian - Łukasz Skrobek
Highlander/Cracovian - Karol Garczyński
Piano - Monika Polaczek-Przestrzelska
Script and directing - Ewa Szawłowska
Music director - Monika Polaczek-Przestrzelska


Duration: 60 minutes

No. of participants: 50 (two classes)

Free admission

Please register at:

  • The event is part of the Stanisław Moniuszko Bicentenary Programme. Part-funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland.


  • Patrons of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera

  • Partners of the Opera Academy

  • Partners of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera

  • Media patrons