Pärnu Opera Days 2022. “The Haunted Manor” by Stanisław Moniuszko

  • Friday, 8.07
  • 19:00
  • Pärnu, Pärnu kontserdimaja
  • Opera
  • Eesti Kontsert

Introduction

Performers:

Polish Royal Opera

Stanisław Moniuszko’s “The Haunted Manor” reached the stage of the Polish Royal 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 Polish Royal Opera will perform Ryszard Peryt’s creation.

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 2022 festival is the Polish Royal 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.

Schedule of performances

  • Friday, 8.07
  • 19:00
  • Pärnu, Pärnu kontserdimaja
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