New Year’s Eve Gala

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This New Year’s Eva Gala will focus on the music of two phenomenal composers and opera geniuses: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Gioacchino Rossini. Often compared with each other, they represented two different styles and aesthetic approaches. They both made their debuts at a very young age. Mozart wrote his first singspiel when just 12 years old! It was just a prelude to his future successes: in the end, he wrote over 20 brilliant stage works. Born less than 3 months after Mozart’s death, Rossini was fascinated with the Viennese master’s oeuvre. Today, he is considered one of the greatest composers of the Italian bel canto. He left behind 39 operas. Both Mozart’s and Rossini’s works are invariably among the top most popular operas the world over. The gala will feature a specially curated selection of their arias and ensembles.

Performing the famous arias and ensembles are Polish star soprano, Olga Pasichnyk, as well as baritones Andrzej Filończyk and Tomasz Kumięga. Music director Maestro Patrick Fournillier conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of the Polish National Opera.

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Overture to The Marriage of Figaro 

Ilia’s aria Zeffiretti lusinghieri
from Act 3 of Idomeneo, re di Creta

Leporello’s aria Madamina, il catalogo è questo
from Act 1 of Don Giovanni

GIOACHINO ROSSINI
Arietta all’antica

Basilio’s aria La calunnia è un venticello
from Act 1 of The Barber of Seville

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Susanna and Marcellina’s duet Via, resti servita
from Act 1 of The Marriage of Figaro

Ferrand’s aria Un’aura amorosa
from Act 1 of Così fan tutte

GIOACHINO ROSSINI
Rosina’s aria Una voce poco fa
from Act 1 of The Barber of Seville

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Susanna and Rosina’s duet Canzonetta sull’aria
from Act 3 of The Marriage of Figaro

GIOACHINO ROSSINI
Rosina and Figaro’s duet Dunque io son
from Act 1 of
The Barber of Seville

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Trio Soave sia il vento
from Act 1 of Così fan tutte

GIOACHINO ROSSINI
Overture to Il signor Bruschino

Figaro’s cavatina Largo al factotum
from Act 1 of
The Barber of Seville

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Chorus Placido è il mar
from Act 2 of Idomeneo, re di Creta

GIOACHINO ROSSINI
Isabela’s aria Cruda sorte
from Act 1 of L’Italiana in Algieri

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Don Giovanni’s aria Fin ch’han dal vino
from Act 1 of
Don Giovanni

Zerlina and Don Giovanni’s duet Là ci darem la mano
from Act 1 of Don Giovanni

Sextet Riconosci in questo amplesso
from Act 3 of
The Marriage of Figaro

GIOACHINO ROSSINI
Prayer Dal tuo stellato soglio
from Act 3 of Mosé in Egitto

Cast

Credits

Chorus and Orchestra of the Polish National Opera under Patrick Fournillier

OPERA ACADEMY OF THE POLISH NATIONAL OPERA - A FUTURE-ORIENTED CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR YOUNG OPERA TALENTS

The programme has been in place at the Polish National Opera since 2011, offering exceptionally talented young singers and pianists opportunities for further development and training under excellent international teachers and opera artists: singers, stage directors, répétiteurs, and language coaches.

Regular teaching staff includes Izabella Kłosińska, Olga Pasichnyk, Eytan Pessen, and Matthias Rexroth. Visiting professors include Ewa Podleś, Anita Garanča, Jerzy Marchwiński, Dale Fundling, Andrzej Dobber, Dmitry Vdovin, David Pountney,  Brenda Hurley, Hedwig Fassbender, René Massis, Neil Shicoff, Sergei Leiferkus, Helmut Deutsch, Mariusz Kwiecień, Lech Napierała, and Tomasz Konieczny.

OPERA ACADEMY MEMBERS ARE OFFERED:

  • regular workshops and masterclasses,
  • individual singing, acting and language coaching sessions,
  • ongoing professional support,
  • international networking opportunities,
  • chances to perform in Opera Academy concerts at the Polish National Opera and other venues in Poland and abroad
  • chances to perform in Opera Academy productions (A Miracle, or Cracovians and Highlaners, About the Kingdom of Day and Night and Magic Instruments),
  • opportunities to be cast in Polish National Opera’s shows. 

Thanks to the Polish National Opera’s membership in European Network of Opera Academies, or ENOA, an EU project bringing together thirteen culture institutions from ten countries, selected Opera Academy workshops are held under the Network’s auspices, while the Academy sponsors its members’ participation in workshops held by other ENOA institutions.

Former Academy members have enjoyed success on such European stages as the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw, Opernhaus Zürich, the Bolshoi in Moscow, Royal Opera House in London, Oper Frankfurt, Staatsoper Stuttgart,  Komische Oper Berlin, and Opéra National de Paris. 

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Sponsors

  • Patrons of the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera

  • Partners of the Opera Academy

  • Partners of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera

  • Media patrons