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DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE

This masterpiece, regarded as one of the most mysterious and inscrutable pieces of music, was composed by Mozart in the last months of his life, in parallel to his famous Requiem. Even though “Die Zauberflöte” is already over 200 years old, it keeps captivating audiences all over the world. The splendour and evocative power of this opera transform it into a beautiful, colourful fairytale, with prominent freemason symbols. On the universal level, though, it is a classical love story where we follow the coming-of-age of the main protagonists, forced to choose their life path. The history of prince Tamino and princess Pamina is a moving tale of devotion and fidelity that comes with true love, at the same time showing that our greatest treasure is freedom, which we all have to win for ourselves.

SYNOPSIS

Egyptian prince Tamino embarks on a quest to free Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night, from the clutches of Sarastro. Accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno, he receives the magic flute which has a transformative power. The lovers have to undergo trials of silence, fire and water. The main storyline is structured around the conflict between the Queen of the Night, who symbolizes the world of darkness, and Sarastro, ruler of the light. With his brilliant description of the characters, Mozart brought out the tale’s ideological background, showing the eternal struggle between good and evil and the Enlightenment ideals: human heroism conquering weakness and despair, and the praise of reason and virtue.

PRODUCTION

In line with the libretto, the plot is set in Egyptian, fairytale-like scenery. The evocative and powerful visual layer of the multimedia stage design, prepared specially for this production, transports the events unfolding on the stage into a digital dimension. The audience takes part in a visual trance of sorts, where the lighting effects correspond to the psychological condition of the protagonists. The pulsating illuminations and movements reflect the struggle between light and darkness.


World premiere: November 30, 1791, Freihaustheater auf der Wieden, Vienna
Premiere: December 19, 2014

The production of the opera was financed from Bialystok City budget
XII 2014
2 hrs 55 min (one 20 min intermission)
German (Polish subtitles)
45–100 PLN

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Authors

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Emanuel Schikaneder

Creators

Music Director: Michał Klauza
Director: Jarek Marszewski
Set, Costume and Poster Designers / Producers: Monika Graban, Radek Dębniak
Choreographer: Agustin Egurrola
Choir Director: Violetta Bielecka
Soloists’ Répétiteur: Anna Marchwińska

Libretto Translation: Dorota Sawka
Language Consultant: Tatiana Gierlach

Music Cooperation / II Conductor: Grzegorz Berniak
Music Cooperation: Adam Banaszak
Assistant Director: Rafał Supiński
Assistant Choreographers: Ewa Zając, Jarosław Sołowianowicz
Executive Producer: Anna Jakubowska-Podsiad

CREATIVE TEAM

Pianist-Choir Répétiteur: Monika Bierć
Soloists’ Accompanists: Karina Komendera, Anna Krzysztofik-Buczyńska
Ballet Accompanist: Grażyna Kuklińska
Theatre Stage Managers: Maria Mitrosz, Radosław Zabłocki

Acting Multimedia, Lighting, Sound and Recording Studio Director: Krzysztof Wolfard
Sound Technicians: Grzegorz Falkowski, Elżbieta Grzybek, Karol Kopeć, Mateusz Roman Pawelec, Krzysztof Wolfard
Lighting Technicians: Barbara Jabłonowska, Karol Łobaczewski, Mateusz Łukaszuk
Multimedia Technicians: Robert Burzyński, Piotr Grodzki, Adam Ostaszewski, Adam Puciłowski
Animation: Piotr Maruszak
Chief Stage Technician: Tomasz Parejko
Stage Technicians: Jarosław Bancerek, Piotr Przygoda
Set Construction Crew: Daniel Bąk, Piotr Bielawski, Artur Chajęcki, Grzegorz Czarnomysy, Dominik Gruszewski, Marcin Korsak, Tomasz Kossakowski, Rafał Mlenko, Łukasz Nieścierewicz, Mariusz Rybaczek, Andrzej Świderski
Stage Maintenance: Paweł Wysocki
Theatrical Make-up: Monika Żukowska
Make-up: Marta Lewkowska, Anna Łopatecka, Magdalena Szałaj
Hairstyles: Natalia Karaś
Prop Master: Aneta Komenda
Wardrobe Supervisors: Barbara Rożko, Tamara Fiedoruk, Teresa Kiejko, Eliza Matejczyk, Grażyna Polak, Marzena Śmietało
Planning Managers: Agnieszka Hryniewicka, Joanna Maliszewska

Cast

Tamino
Aleksander Kunach / Przemysław Borys
Papageno
Robert Gierlach / Maciej Nerkowski / Grzegorz Piotr Kołodziej
Pamina
Iwona Sobotka / Dagmara Barna
The Queen of the Night
Maria Rozynek-Banaszak / Tatiana Gierlach / Aleksandra Resztik
Sarastro
Remigiusz Łukomski / Piotr Nowacki
I Lady
Magdalena Masiewicz / Yuliya Yevtukhovskaya
II Lady
Monika Ziółkowska / Justyna Wieruszewska-Biniek
III Lady
Joanna Motulewicz / Karolina Kuklińska / Hanna Różankiewicz
Monostatos
Mateusz Stachura / Mariusz Ruta / Tomasz Piluchowski
I Child
Monika Bierć / Yaryna Kuzmych
II Child
Dorota Rosłaniec / Joanna Jurczuk
III Child
Agnieszka Zińczuk / Sylwia Mądra
Speaker / I Priest
Piotr Nowacki / Bogdan Kordy
II Priest
Leszek Gaiński / Kamil Wróblewski
Papagena
Anna Wolfinger / Hanna Różankiewicz
I Armoured Man
Leszek Gaiński / Krzysztof Stankiewicz
II Armoured Man
Krzysztof Drugow / Artur Mądry
Slaves
Dariusz Pruszyński / Krzysztof Szyfman / Krzysztof Wojtecki

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