La Folle Journée de Varsovie: Night of the Soul (36)

Early music / Chamber concert

    Duration: 1 h


    Marc-Antoine Charpentier
    Première Leçon de Ténèbres pour Vendredy Saint (Tenebrae Responsories: The First Lesson for Good Friday) H.105 [22’]
    Tristis est anima mea (My soul is sorrowful) H.112 [5’]         
    Magdalena lugens (Magdalena mourning) H.343 [9’]
    Miserere (Have mercy on me) H.157 [19’]    


    Hanna Bayodi-Hirt soprano
    Barbora Kabatkova

    Ricercar Consort:
    Augustin Lusson
    Jérôme van Waerbeke
    Julien Wolfs
    positive organ
    Daniel Zapico
    Philippe Pierlot
    viola da gamba, artistic direction

    The revolutionary concept of La Folle Journée consists in a dizzying number of short concerts in the span of a few days with an appealing repertoire and affordable ticket prices. All of that attracts large crowds of new listeners to the concert halls in a spectacular fashion. Every year, thousands of people gather at the Polish National Opera, Teatr Wielki on the last weekend of September to listen to concerts of their choice from dozens of available events.The festival has gained the reputation of the biggest classical music feast in Poland. Many regular and occasional concertgoers spend the whole year waiting for it.

    It is the only festival in the country that combines symphonic and chamber concerts performed by the brightest stars of classical music with a broad educational repertoire that gathers together the most gifted young musicians from across Poland. Every year, around 1000 artists perform during the festival and are listened to by nearly 40 000 audience members.

    The theme of this year’s 13th edition of the festival is Ode to the Night.


    • Organiser

    • Artistic Director: René Martin

    • Co-organisers

    • La Folle Journée de Varsovie 2023 was financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland. Organised in association with the National Centre for Culture, Poland.

    • Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland through the Fund for the Promotion of Culture as part of the Music Programme managed by the National Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw.

    • Patrons of the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera

    • Partners of the Opera Academy