Pärnu Opera Days 2020. “The Haunted Manor” by Stanisław Moniuszko. FESTIVAL IS CANCELLED
- Royal Polish Opera
- SA Eesti Kontsert
Pärnu Opera Days is a meeting place for opera lovers. In the hall with one of the best acoustics in Estonia, you can see and hear musical theaters from around the world performing on Estonian stages for the first time. The festival features at least one opera that has never been performed before or has been rarely seen in our halls.
The guest theater of the 2020 festival is the Royal Polish Opera. Established in 2017, the theater operates in a building with a long tradition of opera, in Łazienki Królewskie, the former summer residence of the Polish royal family. It was here that King Stanisław August Poniatowski founded the Opera House, which opened in 1788. It is one of the few authentic 18th-century court theaters in Europe that has been preserved to this day. Nowadays, the theater has attracted the attention of audiences by performing operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Polish composers, which have also been considered in the selection of productions for the Pärnu Opera Days.
Stanisław Moniuszko’s “The Haunted Manor” reached the stage of the Royal Polish Opera in 2019, which was announced as the year of the composer Stanisław Moniuszko. Secondly, this patriotic opera marks the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Polish independence.
The premiere of “The Haunted Manor” took place in Warsaw on September 28, 1865. Despite the warm welcome of the audience, the opera was removed from the program only after three performances. Czar censorship was disturbed by nationalist sentiment, both in the libretto by Jan Chęciński and in the music of Moniuszko. The opera’s arias and choral songs contain references to traditional culture, traditions of romantic songs, and rhythms typical of Polish dances have been used in music.
Outstanding soloists, vocal ensemble, and orchestra of the Royal Polish Opera will perform Ryszard Peryt’s creation.
Musical director: Grzegorz Nowak
Dramatization, scenography, staging: Ryszard Peryt
Costumes and props: Marlena Skoneczko
Preparation of the vocal ensemble: Lilianna Krych
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