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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

This all-time musical classic, based on a novel by Gaston Leroux, is the longest-running and most profitable show in the history of Broadway. The timeless story of the Phantom’s love for the charming soprano Christine and the poignant, emotional music composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber has delighted and moved audiences for decades. The musical was transferred to the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic from Warsaw’s Roma Musical Theatre as a non-replica production. The Polish version of the musical stands out on account of its modern, cinematographic flow and perfect recreation of the historical location of the plot: the legendary Paris opera house. The interpretation is also broader than the love triangle between the protagonists. The show’s motto is extremely topical, touching upon our tolerance, subconscious fears and how we confront the “other.” The title character, rejected by society due to his physical deficiencies, symbolizes all outcasts. And there lies the key to the musical’s success: it is captivating, moving and thought-provoking.

SYNOPSIS

The plot takes place in the 1870s. We follow the footsteps of Christine Daaé, a young singer who becomes the obsession of the mysterious and monstrous musical genius: the Phantom. Because of his physical deformities, the title protagonist hides from people in the cellars of the Paris Opéra Garnier. He wears a mask to hide his ugliness, suffering and fear of the world. His love for the beautiful soloist reveals his dark and terrifying nature.

PRODUCTION

The set design, inspired by the unique interiors of the Parisian opera house, was adapted to the modern stage of the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic. Scenes taking place in the underground labyrinth with a lake were produced using a combination of stage technology and film animation. The key element of the musical’s plot is the 250 kilogram chandelier decorating the cupola of the auditorium: in the culminating point of the show, it ‘falls’ onto the audience at the speed of 2 m/s. The winding, marble staircase that appears in the masquerade scene is a 1:1 replica from Opéra Garnier. All decorations and costumes were previously used in the Roma Musical Theatre: 150 kilograms of sewing articles and 8 kilometres of tassels were used for the decorations, and 1300 square metres of fabric for the costumes. The production requires 21 set design changes, and one performance requires the participation of 130 persons: soloists, choir members, musicians and technical crew. The Białystok production—for the first time in history—makes use of the real organ, belonging to the institution.


Premiere: 24 V 2013

Original production of Roma Musical Theatre
Be aware of stroboscopic and pyrotechnic and banging effects (Read more)
For children aged 7 and over

 

 

XI–XII 2019
2 hrs 40 min (one 25 min intermission)
Polish
50–130 PLN
Main Stage
Odeska 1
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Authors

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Songs Lyrics: Charles Hart
Additional Songs Lyrics: Richard Stilgoe
Book: Richard Stilgoe, Andrew Lloyd Webber
Orchestration: David Cullen, Andrew Lloyd Webber
London Premiere Director: Harold Prince

Creators

Director / Associate Choreographer and Translation Adjustments: Wojciech Kępczyński
II Director, Lighting Designer: Sebastian Gonciarz
Book Translation: Daniel Wyszogrodzki
Music Director: Maciej Pawłowski
Music Cooperation / II Conductor: Grzegorz Berniak
Set Designer: Paweł Dobrzycki
Costume Designers: Magdalena Tesławska, Paweł Grabarczyk
Choreography: Paulina Andrzejewska-Damięcka
Choir Director: Violetta Bielecka
Production Manager: Alina Różankiewicz / Damian Tanajewski

Multimedia Designer: Adam Keller
Moulds and Masks: Michał Kasprzycki
Phantom Theatrical Make-up: Waldemar Pokromski
Theatrical Make-up: Alicja Stempniewicz
Masks: Agata Uchman
Hairstyles: Anna Mecan
Illusionistic Effects: Sławomir Piestrzeniewicz
Fencing: Tomasz Grochoczyński
Special Effects: Tomasz Pałasz

CREATIVE TEAM

Assistant Director: Hanna Różankiewicz
Assistant Costume Designer: Anna Waś
Assistant Choreographer: Jarosław Sołowianowicz
Pianists-Choir Répétiteurs: Monika Bierć, Karina Komendera,  Anna Krzysztofik-Buczyńska, Grażyna Kuklińska
Executive Producer: Anna Jakubowska-Podsiad
Theatre Stage Managers: Maria Mitrosz, Radosław Zabłocki
Sound Technicians: Krzysztof Wolfard, Grzegorz Falkowski, Karol Kopeć, Mateusz Roman Pawelec
Lighting Technicians: Mateusz Łukaszuk, Barbara Jabłonowska, Karol Łobaczewski
Multimedia Technicians: Robert Burzyński, Piotr Grodzki, Adam Ostaszewski
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, Andrzej Świderski
Stage Maintenance: Paweł Wysocki
Theatrical Make-up Consultant: Dorota Sabak
Theatrical Make-up: Monika Żukowska
Make-up: Marta Lewkowska, Anna Łopateczka, Magdalena Szałaj
Prop Master: Aneta Komenda
Wardrobe Supervisors: Barbara Rożko, Tamara Fiedoruk, Teresa Kiejko, Eliza Matejczyk, Grażyna Polak, Marzena Śmietało
Planning Managers: Agnieszka Hryniewicka, Joanna Maliszewska

Based on the novel “Le Fantôme de l’opéra” by Gaston Leroux
Original London Production
Cameron Mackintosh & The Really Useful Theatre Company Limited
TM © 2008 The Really Useful Group Ltd

Cast

Phantom
Damian Aleksander / Tomasz Steciuk
Christine Daaé
Edyta Krzemień / Paulina Janczak / Kaja Mianowana
Raoul de Chagny
Rafał Supiński / Bartłomiej Łochnicki / Łukasz Talik
Carlotta Giudicelli
Magdalena Masiewicz / Katarzyna Trylnik / Anna Wolfinger / Agnieszka Dondajewska (2016)
Ubaldo Piangi
Krzysztof Stankiewicz / Przemysław Borys
Richard Firmin
Grzegorz Pierczyński / Maciej Nerkowski
Gilles André
Tomasz Steciuk / Jakub Wocial / Wojciech Dmochowski / Paweł Strymiński (2016)
Meg Giry
Hanna Różankiewicz / Dorota Białkowska
Madame Giry
Anita Steciuk / Anna Sztejner / Joanna Trafas (2016)
Joseph Buquet / Auctioneer
Bogdan Kordy / Adam Józef Węgliński
Lefèvre
Maciej Nerkowski / Bogdan Kordy / Bartłomiej Łochnicki / Rafał Supiński
Monsieur Reyer
Jakub Wocial / Krzysztof Szyfman

Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra, Choir and Children’s Choir

Ensemble

Opera Populaire Choir
Jolanta Aleksiejuk (cleaner/nurse)
Dorota Białkowska
Agnieszka Deniziak (wardrobe supervisor)
Monika Filim (cleaner/nurse/confidante in “Il Muto”)
Joanna Jurczuk
Dorota Rosłaniec (cleaner/nurse/confidante in “Il Muto”)
Hanna Różankiewicz
Justyna Skoczylas
Katarzyna Supronowicz (wardrobe supervisor)
Monika Ziółkowska (confidante in “Il Muto”)
Daniel Chodyna
Leszek Gaiński (jeweler in “Il Muto”/policeman)
Bogdan Kordy (barber w “Il Muto”)
Dominik Kukliński (barber in “Il Muto”)
Bartłomiej Łochnicki (Monsieur Lefèvre/policeman)
Paweł Mocarski
Maciej Nerkowski (Monsieur Lefèvre/chief of police)
Mateusz Stachura (Passarino)
Krzysztof Stankiewicz (policeman)
Krzysztof Szyfman (Monsieur Reyer)
Kamil Wróblewski
Wojciech Ziółkowski

Dancers
Marta Żabka
Kalina Głowacka
Ewa Budny-Orłowska
Ewelina Kruk
Mayu Gralińska-Sakai
Beata Duda-Owsikowska
Nika Warszawska-Ratajczak
Klaudia Janicka
Hanna Mocarska
Natalia Jóźwiak
Bartłomiej Marszałek
Piotr Karol Garczyński
Santiago Bello Labrador
Tomasz Kaczyński
Jakub Jóźwiak
Patryk Rybarski
Tomasz Graczyk
Daniel Gołub
Arkadiusz Jarosz
Paweł Irmiński

Dates

Sat 2 Nov 2019
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Sat 2 Nov 2019
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Sun 3 Nov 2019
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Sun 3 Nov 2019
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Sat 9 Nov 2019
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Sat 9 Nov 2019
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Available: 44
Sun 10 Nov 2019
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Sun 10 Nov 2019
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Sat 16 Nov 2019
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Sat 16 Nov 2019
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