The Opera Academy Sings for Ukraine

Concert

PERFORMERS

Singers:
Katarzyna Belkius, Justyna Bluj, Justyna Khil, Teona Todua, Dominika Stefańska, Zuzanna Nalewajek,
Adrian Domarecki, Jakub Foltak, Paweł Horodyski, Adrian Janus, Jan Kubas, Sebastian Mach, Paweł Trojak, Grzegorz Pelutis, Karol Skwara,

Pianists:
Klara Janus, Kamila Łopatka, Olena Mozil, Diana Ostrolutska, Natalia Pawlaszek,
Joachim Kołpanowicz, Michał Skowronek, Aleksander Teliga, Matteo Zoli

PROGRAMME

STANISŁAW MONIUSZKO
Two auroras to words by Teofil Lenartowicz

Two streams from Montenegro (Два потоки з Чорногори) – traditional melody and words

Och, nie ściel się krzaczasty barwinku (Oх, і не стелися, хрещатий барвінку) traditional melody and words, arr. H. Verety

OSTAP NYZHANKIVSKY
I prayed (I molylasja ja) to words by O. Konyski

PLATON MAIBORODA
My dear Mother (Pідна мати моя)

VASYL BARVINSKY
Sleep (Сoн) to words by Heinrich Heine trans. Ahatanhel Krymski

KAROL SZYMANOWSKI
We left the whole world far behind Op. 2 No. 1 to words by Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer

STANISŁAW MONIUSZKO
Wartime song to words by Józef Kościelski

KAROL SZYMANOWSKI
from the series Soldier’s Songs:
To a girl – mazurka for voice and piano
About a disappointed soldier
to words by Kornel Makuszyński
Hanka’s embroidery
– to words by Kazimierz Andrzej Czyżowski

STANISŁAW MONIUSZKO
Cossack to words by Jan Czeczot
Teardrop
to words by an anonymous author

ZYGMUNT NOSKOWSKI
Fear to words by Maria Konopnicka

STANISŁAW MONIUSZKO
Old Corporal
to words by Pierre-Jean de Béranger trans. Władysław Syrokomla

MIECZYSŁAW KARŁOWICZ
Do not cry for me to words by Jan Iwański

SZYMON LAKS
Prayer from the series Five Songs to Poems by Julian Tuwim

PAWEŁ ŁUKASZEWSKI 
Dark night to words by Katarzyna Kozłowska-Karczmarczyk from the series Two Sacred Songs

ALESSANDRO STRADELLA
Aria da chiesa, Pieta Signore

GABRIEL FAURÉ
Pie Jesu from Requiem in D minor Op. 48 

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Agnus Dei from Mass in B minor

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Benedictus and Hosanna from Requiem in D minor

MYKOLA LYSENKO
Prayer for Ukraine (Молитва за Україну)

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. 

Sponsors

  • Patrons of the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera

  • Partners of the Opera Academy

  • Partners of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera

  • Technological partner

  • Media patrons